A hotel environment will need to cater for it’s staff, contractors, and guests. Such a wide range of people will be susceptible to a wide variety of hazards, both on short-term visits as well as overnight stays.
Where children are involved, the level of risk often increases, due to their potential immaturity / inexperience.
Common mishaps in hotel environments include:
- cuts and bruises to staff as well as visitors
- back aches from manual handling (carrying heavy loads without a mechanical aid)
- slips, trips and falls
- fires (as a result of electrical equipment or arson)
With lots of different types of people using the hotel premises, it may be necessary to carry out a hotel risk assessment.
The law requires that any UK working environment that is under the control of an organisation with at least 5 employees, must hold valid and up-to-date health & safety documentation.
For hotel environments, the required documents are: