If you own or run a hospitality business, we don’t blame you for wanting to forget much of what has happened over the last two years. But now that we’re back up and running, there is one thing that no one in hospitality should ever forget.
We’re talking about compliance and making sure that your business is in good shape - and safe for your customers, people, and you.
Suppliers to help you navigate the compliance maze
As you probably already know, staying legally compliant is not as simple as it might first sound. There are fire safety regulations to think about. Food hygiene. Alcohol licensing laws. Data protection issues. Rules around hotel room allocation. Immigration considerations. Building and planning regulations. PRS licensing. Public liability. Employer’s liability. And this is really only just scratching the surface of the minefield of bureaucracy that you have to contend with as a hotelier.
Whatever your hospitality or leisure business, there’s a considerable number of laws, regulations and codes that you need to consider. It’s also important to understand that the cost of dealing with any breaches of those laws can be high and range from civil actions such as fines right up to imprisonment for the most severe cases.
And when there’s a good chance that your business could be inspected at any time, common sense says you need to make sure that you know your responsibilities inside out. Not least because in the eyes of the law, ignorance is not a valid excuse if something goes wrong.
Our top five compliance areas for the hospitality industry in 2022
With that in mind, here are the top five compliance areas we think hospitality businesses should focus on in 2022 as we put the turbulence of the pandemic behind us and start looking forward to a more stable year ahead.
But we can’t all be experts in everything, so we’ve also included a quick introduction to some of our suppliers who can help you understand the complexities around compliance. Put simply, they’re the experts you need to help you stay on the right side of the law.
Suppliers who can help!
5) Pest management solutions for hospitality
It’s common knowledge that unwanted pests can have an incredibly negative effect on customer experience - not to mention their health. That’s why protecting people, property, and food is essential, and we’ve partnered with Ecolab to help you do just that.
Ecolab can help you stay compliant by carrying out assessments, applying treatments and putting proactive measures in place to keep your business pest-free, healthy and safe. Their unique HotelProtect Programme offers truly comprehensive protection with an outside-in, proactive approach to pest management and includes:
Fully inclusive pricing – inspection, monitoring and monitor boxes, with no hidden extras
Partnership Guarantee for rodents and cockroaches – assurance of effective service or one month’s service refund*
Monitoring, inspection and reporting – on the pests that could threaten your business
MyEcopro customer web portal – fast, easy, secure access to service and trend reports
You can find out more about their services at the Ecolab website. Alternatively, get in touch with us so we can liaise with Ecolab for a free site visit.
You’re not on your own when it comes to hospitality compliance.
As we said, hospitality compliance can be complicated. But you’re not on your own. We’re always here to share information and answer any questions you might have about legal compliance in the hospitality sector. And with our vast range of suppliers on hand, we can quickly find the experts you need, whatever your compliance challenge.
So, get in touch now if you need any additional information or would like to open an account with any of the suppliers mentioned above. Just drop us a line via Live Chat or complete this quick form.