If you are at a party celebrating, then drinking alcohol and partying is probably a big part of your occasion. For many restaurants and, of course, bars, the biggest profit comes from parties, and this is the backbone of a lot of bars. At the same time, it’s the party that can ensure everyone is in good spirits and having fun, and this also ensures that people have fond memories of the time spent in your establishment.
However while a party can be a great way to help people have a good night, it can also of course sometimes turn sour, and cause a lot of trouble and this can be bad news for both you and your friends. The last thing anyone wants is to have badly drunken friends in a party who might be disruptive or destructive, and of course, this can also end up landing you in legal trouble. At the same time, though, as an organizer of the party you have a responsibility to your friends, and it’s likely to hang over your conscience if you don’t take this seriously.
Some tips to help you avoid trouble and look after your friends so that everyone has a good time when partying.
If you have a party then having some bouncers or, at least, staff who are trained to deal with an emergency is a good idea. In general giving, all your staff some basic self-defence training along with first aid can help equip them to deal with a situation.
Pay Attention to Other Areas of Health and Safety
Health and safety inspections during party look at things like obstructions in your walkways which can cause someone to trip over, or windows below shoulder level that people can fall through. When you run an office this might all seem a bit petty, but when people are drunk these kinds of accidents are common – so make the environment everyone is drinking in as healthy as possible.
Reserve the Right to Say No
If someone asks for another drink but can barely stand without propping themselves up at the party, then you should reserve the right to refuse them. Again you might find you’re on the receiving end of some abuse, but it’s far preferable to making them seriously ill.
Sometimes someone can be perfectly sober-seeming but make an order that will instantly put them over the edge. If someone is trying to make a dirty pint, or orders a big mix of alcohol and they’re not sharing it, then that’s always something you can refuse too.