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Case 95 - Nightclub refuses to hand out screw caps with bottled water purchased from bar stating health and safety as the reason

Issue

A nightclub refuses to hand out screw caps with bottled water purchased from the bar stating health and safety as the reason why, due to the bottle caps being disposed of on the floor.

Panel decision

There is no specific occupational health and safety legislation preventing capped bottles of water being sold to customers in bars. The nightclub has advised that they developed this "house policy" in response to previous incidents involving capped bottles being thrown and trodden on. The nightclub policy seems reasonable based on their experience but should have been better explained.

2012-11-15