Applying for a Licence
Risk Assessments for Electric Heaters
As an employer, you are required by law to protect your employees, and others, from harm. Under the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, section 3, the minimum you must do is:
Assessing risk is just one part of the overall process used to control risks in your workplace.
A risk assessment is required for the use of heaters (portable or fixed).
The links below will help you compose this risk assessment.
The risk assessment should identify the following:
The hazards you will need to consider are as follows:
This should be submitted as a separate document when applying for a licence for furniture on Westminster land.
Gates and Marshals
We will no longer have to pay for gate marshals. WCC will provide the safe street closure;
There will no longer be access to delivery during the times of street closures, please plan accordingly.
Selecting the type of furniture
Footway obstruction can occur outside pubs and bars where standing drinkers spill out across the footway and cause a nuisance. We will therefore usually place a condition that all customers must be seated. In some cases we may require or recommend the use of plastic glasses.
Enclosures for tables and chairs should be easily distinguishable to passers-by, particularly to those who are blind or visually impaired. The materials should be lightweight and portable but stable and strong enough to prevent toppling over if accidentally bumped into. Items such as A boards and menu boards must be kept within the licensed area otherwise, they will be removed by City inspectors for obstructing the highway.
Applicants wishing to use space heaters will need to submit a risk assessment with their applications, as required by the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1992. A qualified person who has the necessary knowledge of the law, British Standards and the Health and Safety Executive Codes of Practice and Guidance, should prepare this on your behalf. Heaters must be stable and appropriately sited to minimise the chance of accidents.