Nightclub owner liable for contract bouncer


This test case is one that all employers and owners should be aware of; it effectively means that contracting out security aspects of your business does not effectively free you of all responsibility.

As responsible employers, we always have to guide our staff in the right direction, we have to set the standards and take responsibility when our inaction or errors result in professional standards dropping or as in this case, when serious incidents result from these lapses.

We can help you bring your security services in-house. We provide consultancy advice and suitable training to meet the professional standards required in the industry.

Direct control over security staff and door supervisors allows business owner to further protect their interests and allows for a more co-ordinated approach to management of the organisation. Through training and effective management systems, the employer assumes a much stronger position in the case of facing liability for the actions of a member of your team.

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Source – Financial Times

Date – 15th January 2006