Welcome to Your Health & Safety page for Pubs, Bars & Nightclubs
We’ve curated a variety of content to help you get a sense of your unique sector profile, including:
- How many businesses are operating?
- Who is getting injured?
- What is causing the injuries?
- What are the costs associated with those injuries?
Here you’ll find a selection of health & safety resources to help mitigate the most common injuries in this sector. Our goal is to help employers build a workplace culture that keeps workers safe.
About the Sector
The pubs, bars, and nightclubs sector is vibrant and lively and includes a variety of businesses, such as cocktail lounges, karaoke, live music venues, taverns and cabarets. These businesses typically serve alcoholic beverages and food and may also provide entertainment and dance facilities.
If your business offers significant food services, it may be categorized under food and beverage instead. We recommend taking a look at the sector profile for food and beverage services as well, since there is considerable overlap between these two profiles.
Registered businesses operating in this sector
rate for 2023
Injury Profile Dashboard
Food and Beverage Industry: Occupational Health and Safety Program Template
This sample document contains the basic components of a program, which you can modify and add to, as necessary, to create your own unique program.
Full Service: An Employer's Guide and Toolkit for Workplace Injury Management in BC Food and Beverage Operations
This guide describes the key components of an injury management/return-to-work program.
Steps for Conducting a Violence Risk Assessment
This document provides the steps to conduct a violence risk assessment.
Substance Use and Workplace Impairment
This toolbox meeting talk on managing substance use in the workplace now comes in seven different languages. Spread the word and communicate to your workers in a language they can understand.
Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)
If hazardous materials are present in a workplace, the employer, in consultation with the joint committee or worker health and safety representative, must establish and maintain an effective Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) program.
Find the resources for restaurants here.
FOODSAFE Level 1 by Distance Education
FOODSAFE is British Columbia’s food safety, handling and sanitation training. The Level 1 program equips foodservice workers with the knowledge and skills to apply proper food handling and preparation techniques and to follow appropriate safety measures to prevent food-borne illness.