Health and safety

The BBPA offers guidance to licensees on health and safety issues in licensed premises. It is vital that all licensees comply with health and safety recommendations to ensure the pub is a safe place to work. Licensee guidance is available below on a number of issues including fire safety, managing asbestos, flood damage, and general safety in pubs.

  • Beer is key to the low and no alcohol boom, says BBPA

    16 January 2019

    The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has today commented on the findings of a survey by the Portman Group, which found that there has been a boom in the popularity of low and no alcohol alternatives. Figures from the survey show that nearly a quarter (24%)[1] of British drinkers have either already switched some of their drinking to low alcohol alternatives or would consider doing so in the next six months. The findings follow ongoing investment and innovation in low and no alcohol beers by UK brewers, which has been key to the low and no alcohol boom, says the BBPA. Brigid Simmonds, Chief Executive of the British Beer and Pub Association, comments: “The boom in the popularity of low and no alcohol products, as shown by the Portman Group’s survey, is very encouraging. With the significant investment and innovation in low and no alcohol beers by UK brewers, beer has been a key part of this growth. “The skill and craft needed to brew low and no alcohol beers is no different to normal strength beers, meaning they taste great and quality is not compromised. With a bigger range of low and no alcohol beers than ever before, there has never been a better time to give them a go! “Although we are experiencing a boom in the low and no alcohol part of the category, there is a real need for the Government to engage and help our industry to promote these products and bring the guidance on alcohol descriptors in line with that of our European neighbours. There is growing interest in moderate alcohol consumption as the survey by the Portman Group shows and we need everyone to work together to make it easier for consumers to understand what is on offer and create real choice.” [1] Figure from YouGov PLC. Total sample size was 2004 adults. Fieldwork was undertaken between 19th - 20th December 2018.  The survey was carried out online. The figures have been weighted and are representative of all GB adults (aged 18+).

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  • BBPA welcomes UK’s first carbon capture project, turning dirty fumes into delightful beer

    29 November 2018

    The British Beer & Pub Association has welcomed Government plans for the UK’s first carbon capture usage and storage (CCUS) project, creating the ability to turn dirty fumes into delightful beer. The plans are in part a result of the BBPA calling for the Government to put a stop to the CO2 shortages experienced this summer, which affected some of the brewing and pub sector during the World Cup. Commenting on the announcement of the carbon capture project, Brigid Simmonds, Chief Executive of the British Beer and Pub Association, said:   “The BBPA has been working with the wider food and drink sector to look at the CO2 shortages we experienced over the summer. Given the demand for CO2 from a range of industries in the UK and the current state of the supply chain to provide it, there is a very real danger that such shortages could happen again. “We therefore welcome this Government investment for the capture of CO2. It will allow us to turn dirty fumes into delightful beer, ensuring CO2 shortages don’t affect the beer and pub industry in the future. Time is of the essence of course, so we need this new technology and investment as soon as possible.” ENDS   For further information, please contact: Nick Lawrie, Digital Communications Manager: 020 7627 9156/ 07824 359 013 David Wilson, Director of Public Affairs: 020 7627 9151/ 07557 405 815 Adam Beazley, Communications & Campaigns Officer: 020 7627 9155 / 07507 836 708   Notes to editors: The British Beer & Pub Association is the leading body representing Britain’s brewers and pub companies. The Association is more than a century old and was originally founded as the Brewers’ Society in 1904. Our members account for some 90 per cent of beer brewed in Britain today, and own around 20,000 of the nation’s pubs.

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