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    Bar staff 'should ware ear plugs'

    Now I'll never get served at a busy bar :-(

    Campaigners have attacked the music and entertainment industry for not preparing measures to protect the hearing of bar and club workers.

    The Royal National Institute for Deaf People said staff working where loud music was played should get ear plugs.

    A poll of 200 businesses showed that over half of employers have no plans to make hearing protection available - despite new laws coming in next year.

    But industry representatives said a "common-sense" solution was needed.

    Under EU directives, firms have to ensure staff are protected where noise exceeds 85 decibels. ..................


    news.bbc.co.uk/1/h…stm more here


    p.s I need to go to bed...now I can't spell wear

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    tip of the night: Hold up a £20 note in the air at the bar and wave it at the bar tender. The larger the note the quicker you'll get served. Though speaking from expierence as a barman, looking fit and being polite always helps.

    Used to hate the ringing in my ears after work when I was a barmaid earplugs might not be too bad its not as if you can really hear the customers anyway :giggle: agree with the.capt though looking fit and smiling always gets you served

    Admin

    Agree with that
    As a customer either wave a twenty or stick your chest out..... :giggle:

    or stick the £20 in your chest seen that done a few times had no effect though bar staff consisted of 3 girls and a bloke that played for his own team :giggle:

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    jennybubbles

    or stick the £20 in your chest seen that done a few times had no effect … or stick the £20 in your chest seen that done a few times had no effect though bar staff consisted of 3 girls and a bloke that played for his own team :giggle:




    :giggle:

    To be honest, when I was a barmaid, I used to serve friendly looking customers first as they were more likely to be polite.

    I'm surprised this sort of issue hasn't really come up before - at work we have rooms with fairly loud machines and hearing protection is compulsory. Outside each of these rooms you put these little foam things in your ear, if you go in without them you're promptly kicked back out again. These machines are nowhere near as noisy as an average bar/club which I find completely deafening, I think there is a legimate concern for people who work daily in these environments.

    Foam ear plugs wouldn't work but some sort of discrete head phone design which could easily be lifted off one ear to take an order then popped back on could potentially work. Ok they might look a little daft but if there was a fairly standard setup used it would be familiar to see when going to any bar.

    John

    Loud music = heard to speak to someone to order a drink

    Loud music + Ear plug = Even hard to order a drink as they wont hear you at all?

    Doesn't make sense to be honest.

    Johnmcl7

    Foam ear plugs wouldn't work but some sort of discrete head phone design … Foam ear plugs wouldn't work but some sort of discrete head phone design which could easily be lifted off one ear to take an order then popped back on could potentially work. Ok they might look a little daft but if there was a fairly standard setup used it would be familiar to see when going to any bar.John



    I think this is a very good idea. I have worked in bars and club for many years and I found myself adapting by lip reading. Bit difficult though with an absolutely legless customer :giggle:
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