BrewDog employees get terror training

01 August, 2017

Scottish brewer BrewDog has introduced a major incident training programme across all of its UK bars to ensure its staff are equipped to deal with a terrorist attack.

The training programme is being carried out by the ABRRAS and covers how to deliver CPR and how to follow the ‘chain of survival’, as well as what to do during a terrorist incident to keep safe.

“This training will ensure that our staff are fully trained and prepared for any eventuality, however unlikely,” said David McDowall, managing director of BrewDog bars.

"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.”

All 290 employees in BrewDog’s bar division will receive the training, which will be conducted over the next three weeks and be awarded a certification once completed.

In 2016, the brewer introduced an employee ‘unicorn fund’, which splits 10% of the company’s profits to all employees, and earlier this year it unveiled its innovative ‘Pawternity’ leave, which gives staff members a paid week off when getting a new dog to help settle it in.

McDowall added: “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”

Keywords: brewdog, terrorism

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