Health And Safety In Hotels

There are many different hazards in a hotel environment due to the large number of facilities on offer.

You must ensure that your hotel has adequate health and safety measures in place to prevent risks occurring which could harm your guests, employees or members of the public.

If you are unsure on how to meet the required regulations for health and safety in hotels, call us now on 0800 211 8331.

A hotel environment is host to an array of facilities which can be hazardous to your guests and employees. Hotels must ensure they have assessed the risks in the restaurant/bar area, bedrooms, bathrooms, communal areas, and leisure facilities such as swimming pools, spa areas and children’s play areas. With the correct health and safety procedures, these facilities can be perfectly safe and enjoyable for everyone involved.

Following the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974, all UK employers must take adequate steps to provide protection for their employees, guests and anyone else who may be affected in the hotel, as far as is reasonably practicable. This is a legal obligation for every employer, owner or manager of a hotel. We can provide your business with specialist health and safety consultants who can assess and manage the health and safety in your hotel, ensuring it stands up to HSE inspection.

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Risks to health and safety in the hotel industry

There are many risks in the hotel industry. However, the most common ones are as follows:

  • Slips and trips
  • Manual handling injuries
  • Hazardous chemicals involved in cleaning
  • Gas, fire and electrical safety
  • Knives in the kitchen
  • Legionella
  • Falls from balconies
  • Swimming
  • Lifts and stairs.

Hotels are particularly at risk from accidents and illnesses occurring, due to the sheer number of facilities available and the vast array of different people who use hotels. Not only are employees at risk, but guests and vulnerable people such as the young, elderly, disabled, and new and expectant mothers must be catered for also.

It is a legal requirement to provide adequate health and safety for your hotel. Failure to do so can result in heavy fines and even jail time. It is your responsibility as an employer to ensure this or you will be held liable.

We can provide your business with fully accredited health and safety consultants who will ensure a comprehensive hotel risk assessment has been conducted and that your business is fully compliant with the health and safety in hotels regulations.

For more information and advice on health and safety in the hotel industry, call us today on 0800 211 8331.

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