Risks and hazards in the hospitality sector

Nationally there is in excess of 220,000 pubs, cafes, restaurants and hotels.

Food and beverage are the largest of the UK’s hospitality sectors and one of the UK’s biggest employers. While the industry is a dynamic and diverse one, businesses are exposed to a common set of risks – from property and equipment to the food itself and, of course, reputation.

RSA have examined the main risks and hazards you face as an owner or manager of this type of establishment and have created this useful guide which includes practical tips for planning ahead.

The guide includes specific advice for the following

  • Kitchen fire safety
  • Electrical safety
  • External storage and arson
  • Laundry fires
  • Slips, trips and falls
  • Escape of water

To help ensure your staff and customers are protected, please click here to download the guide