‘Tis the season to prevent violence in licensed and retail premises with a FREE toolkit

Prevent violence in your hospitality workplace with the free HSE toolkit
Prevent violence in your hospitality workplace with the free HSE toolkit

The holiday season is supposed to be about goodwill, however, what begins as a fun evening can turn ugly when alcohol is involved. According to the UK’s Alcohol Concern “alcohol misuse costs England around £21bn per year in healthcare, crime and lost productivity costs“. The costs can be significantly higher when taking into account the damage to a business’s reputation, insurance and refurbishment costs.

To assist managers, the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) and local authorities have developed an easy-to-use toolkit to help reduce the risk of work-related violence in a licensed or retail premises.

The toolkit provides practical advice and can help managers and owners prevent or control violence by:

  • Tackling work-related violence towards employees;
  • Reducing the risk of violence to customers and members of the public on the premises; and
  • Reducing the risk of crime against a business.

The toolkit contains information on a wide range of possible control measures and examples of good practice that other businesses have found effective.

Find the toolkit on the HSE’s website at: Prevent Violence.


Author: Institute of Hospitality

Established in 1938, the Institute is the international professional membership body for managers and aspiring managers who work or study in the hospitality, leisure and tourism industries. We help more than 10,000 hospitality professionals in 100 countries grow their knowledge, professional profile and expertise offering a wide range of high quality membership services such as targeted and regular industry networking events, hospitality qualifications and extensive online quality resources such as free management guides, Hospitality magazine, webinars, ebooks and ejournals. To learn more about our many member benefits, view our website or email membership@instituteofhospitality.org