BrewDog rolls out major incident training in all its UK bars

By James Beeson

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Training regime: the scheme will be rolled out across all of BrewDog's UK bars
Training regime: the scheme will be rolled out across all of BrewDog's UK bars

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Craft beer brewery and bar chain owner BrewDog has announced it will be indroducing a major incident-training programme across all its UK bars. 

The training will ensure that all of BrewDog’s staff are equipped to deal with the unlikely event of a terrorist attack.

Staff will be taught how to deliver CPR, how to follow the ‘chain of survival’ and what to do during a terrorist incident to keep safe.

All 290 employees in BrewDog’s bar division will receive the training, which will be conducted within the next three weeks.

Home away from home

The major incident training follows guidelines from the Home Office for crowded places, which lists pubs and bars as part of the night-time economy. BrewDog has bars in every major city in the UK.

BrewDog bars managing director David McDowall said: “Investing in our bars isn’t just about making sure we have the best craft beer on tap, it’s about dedicating time to our staff and customers.

"Our bars are a home away from home and we love spending time there with people who are as passionate about craft beer as we are. This training will ensure that our staff are fully trained and prepared for any eventuality, however unlikely."

Committed to our people

McDowell continued: "As a result of the training, our bar staff will be able to assess casualties and administer CPR, and provide emergency first aid. We will also train our crew in safety procedures during a terrorist incident to keep people safe.”

“We’re totally committed to our people and want our bars to be places they want to work in. We were the first food and drink retail company in the UK to introduce the living wage, and now we’re taking the lead in ensuring our staff and customers are in a safe environment. The new training will ensure our people feel prepared for anything that’s thrown at them”

Earlier this year, BrewDog rolled out a scheme giving all staff a week off work if they adopt a puppy or rescue dog​ to help the animal settle in at home.

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