Fire Pit Safety Tips for Hotels, Restaurants and Bars
By Scott Cohen
Outdoor fire pits in public places can potentially cause serious accidents. Proper planning, design and construction can greatly reduce the danger and help you avoid liability exposure.
For years, fire pits, fire bowls and fire conversation pits have been popular additions to residential backyards. Now they are growing in popularity at hotels, restaurants and bars as a way to create romantic ambiance, provide warmth and light, and encourage conversation and relaxation. Restaurant owners have learned that patrons don’t mind waiting longer for a table while sitting around a fire. And bar and club owners know that the warm glow of an outdoor fire pit prolongs the cocktail hour, which translates into greater profits.
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