One common sight at bars are bouncers. How such bar workers act can have major repercussions for patrons. Certain types of bouncer conduct could put the safety of patrons at risk.

One is a bouncer not responding properly when violence or the potential for violence breaks out at a bar. Bouncers play an important security role at bars, and when they negligently fail to play this role properly when fights or other instances of violence arise, patrons could end up getting seriously hurt.

Another thing that could pose dangers for patrons is a bouncer losing control of their temper. A bouncer can face a lot of aggravating things when at their post. When they lose their cool in the face of such annoyances, it could result in unnecessary uses of force that could significantly injure people.

One thing that has arisen lately aimed at helping bouncers steer clear of this second dangerous behavior are bouncer etiquette courses. Such courses provide bouncers with tips on a variety of things, such as staying in control when dealing with aggravating situations, using persuasion to diffuse potentially problematic situations and keeping themselves and patrons safe. What do you think of the idea of bouncer etiquette courses?

These types of courses are one of many types of bouncer training out there. Some such training is in-person, while others are online. Some states have rules requiring that bouncers undergo training. Do you think these types of courses will come to play a bigger role in the bouncer profession in upcoming years? If so, do you think it will lead to big increases in bar patron safety?

When a person is hurt in an incident at a bar involving a bouncer, there may be certain things they are unclear on. For one, they may be unsure of whether they could bring a legal clam in connection to the incident, like a negligent security or negligent hiring claim. So, following a bar-related injury, a person may want to promptly seek clarification on their legal rights and situation from a skilled lawyer.

Source: The Wall Street Journal, “Coming to a Bar Near You: The Domesticated Bouncer,” Jim Carlton, May 25, 2016

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