Once you start trading and customers start coming through your door you have a duty of care to ensure no harm comes to them.
Risks can include injuries due to tripping, food poisoning due to poor hygiene, spills damaging clothing or harming your guests for example. An incident that damages your stock or property can be costly and a breakdown of key equipment and plant can be catastrophic to your business.
If you lose a key staff member to illness or if they suddenly leave or go on maternity leave this can have an impact on the efficiency and ultimately the bottom line of your business. With social media and online presence crucial to any business you need to ensure you have adequate protection from hackers and other cyber criminals
Read our helpful step-by-step guide to opening a restaurant, the risks and how to cover them.
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