Nightclubs are where people go to relax, unwind and generally have a good time. However, all too often revellers are brought back down to earth with a bump – in some cases literally – because they suffer an accident or injury.
Fortunately, help is often on hand. An increasing number of venues are making sure they have nightclub medics on standby, like the specialists provided by Manone Medical Services, to ensure that if and when customers suffer an injury, they can receive treatment quickly.
Here are a few of the top causes of accidents and injuries in nightclubs.
Spillages are a major cause of accidents in clubs. With glasses and bottles aplenty, dancing and often a somewhat inebriated clientele, it’s no surprise that these venues can get a little soggy underfoot. When people unwittingly stand on wet patches on the floor, they risk slipping, tripping and falling.
In most cases, accidents like these aren’t serious and people often get back to their feet with nothing more than a red face and a bruised ego. However, occasionally, revellers can suffer injuries ranging from strains, sprains and minor cuts to broken bones and concussions.
Poor lighting or obstructions
Low levels of lighting and unexpected obstructions can also raise risk levels in clubs. Sometimes, the design of these establishments can catch people out. Sloping floors and steps leading onto and off dance floors can represent a danger.
As with slips and trips caused by spillages, most of these accidents aren’t particularly serious, but if people fall awkwardly or take a tumble down a flight of stairs, they can do themselves major damage.
Alcohol can make us feel good, but it also affects our judgement. In some individuals, it can increase levels of aggression. When people have had a few drinks, they can lose their ability to think straight and their inhibitions and anxiety levels are reduced. This makes them more likely to enter into violent confrontations.
Scuffles are all too common a sight in clubs, and sometimes these altercations can lead to injuries including cuts, bruises, broken bones and concussions.
Of course, there are many other risk factors in nightclubs too. In order to minimise the dangers facing customers, venues have to take their safety responsibilities seriously and seek to control any hazards. It is also beneficial if they have medical personnel on standby in case people get into trouble and require first aid.