Alcohol is fine in moderation, but safety can be compromised if abused.
So we have some rules.
I.D. must be shown on request
No admission one hour before close
No work clothes or sports wear
No unknown large groups
No hooting, hollering, shouting
or other loud behaviour
No fighting, play fighting
No talking about fighting
No unnecessary mess
You are responsible for the
people in your company
No lingering outside the front door
Please do not disturb our neighbours
& respect the Lichfield area when you exit the venue
Regarding yours and other safety, this information is from DRINKAWARE
1. The more you drink, the more likely you are to have an accident
“That table looks perfectly safe to dance on.”
“Forgot my keys. I’ll just hop over this fence!”
These are just two examples of the more light hearted side effects of drinking alcohol once euphoria sets in. But the feeling you get when the amount of alcohol in your blood increases can have disastrous consequences too. It can make you underestimate your own abilities and behave recklessly. That road doesn’t look as busy, that gap isn’t so big and besides, you are an expert long jumper…
As blood alcohol concentration (BAC) rises, so does the risk of accidents. BAC, the amount of alcohol in your breath or blood, is measured in mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood, or mg%. It’s affected by all sorts of factors, including how much alcohol you drink, how fast you drink it, your body size, how much you’ve eaten, your gender and even your emotional health.
2. Alcohol slows you down
Alcohol affects your body’s responses. It slows down your brain which means you are more likely to have an accident.
Drinking alcohol can:
- affect our judgement and reasoning
- slow down our reactions
- upset our sense of balance and coordination
- impair our vision and hearing
- make us lose concentration and feel drowsy.
3. More young men die from drink driving than any other group of people
Since 1979, when detailed reporting began, there has been an almost six-fold reduction in the number killed in drink drive accidents and a similar drop in seriously injured casualties (1).
That’s the good news.
The bad news is that drink drive accidents still account for 16% of all road deaths in Britain (2).
For drivers, alcohol can:
- reduce your ability to see distant objects – night vision can be reduced by 25% (3)
- make you have blurred and double vision
- reduce your ability to perceive what is happening around you
- make you lose your peripheral vision.
In the UK, the alcohol limit for drivers is 80mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood, 35mg per 100ml of breath or 107mg per 100ml of urine (4).
4. Alcohol increases the risk of accidents at home and work, and of fires
Stark statistics reveal the extent to which alcohol increases the risk of accidents of all kinds:
- Accidents at home. Alcohol is the single biggest cause of accidents at home. Of the 4,000 fatal accidents that happen in homes in the UK every year, 400 are alcohol-related (5).
- Accidents at work. Alcohol is a factor in up to one in four workplace accidents.
- Fires. In 2008, the London Fire Brigade estimated that almost a third of accidental fire deaths in the capital were alcohol related. (6).
5. The effects of alcohol can last longer than you think
Even after alcohol has left your bloodstream, you’re more likely to have an accident. In one study, 14 hours after drinking, two-thirds of a group of pilots could not perform routine tasks in a simulator, despite the fact that all the alcohol had left their system (7).
If you’ve had an accident when you’ve been drinking, other effects are:
- Your recovery from injury may be hindered. This is because alcohol affects your circulation and the immune system.
- It’s harder for doctors to diagnose serious conditions such as head injuries when a patient is drunk.
- Alcohol can interfere with anaesthetic and other medication, meaning operations and treatment may be delayed.