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Public Safety Compliance Team checks eight local bars and restaurants

October 22, 2018 11:16 AM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

Red Deer’s Public Safety Compliance Team (PSCT) conducted safety checks at local restaurants and bars Friday evening.

The Public Safety Compliance Team (PSCT) formed in 2013 as a partnership between Red Deer Emergency Services, Red Deer RCMP, Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis Commission, Alberta Health Services, and The City’s Inspections & Licensing Department.

On Friday, October 19, the PSCT inspected 8 local bars and restaurants. Individual inspections between each partner included checks on:

  • health codes and food storage,
  • building fire codes, fire exits and occupant loads,
  • safety and security of patrons and staff, and
  • liquor sales relating to legal age and consumption levels. 

Minor violations were addressed with the closure of one establishment by Alberta Health Services. There were no federal or provincial charges assessed.

“The PSCT works together to ensure local hospitality and entertainment establishments provide a safe environment for both patrons and staff,” said Wes Van Bavel, Fire Marshal for Red Deer Emergency Services, “Safe, quality local businesses are what makes our community thrive.”

The PSCT is both preventive and enforcement based, and uses a coordinated approach to ensure that the hospitality industry is following and maintaining standards as outlined in Federal and Provincial Statues, as well as Municipal bylaws.

Unannounced safety inspections will continue to be conducted in the future, including inspections at local cannabis retail stores.

For more information, please contact:

Wes Van Bavel
Fire Marshal
The City of Red Deer
403-588-9994

Communications and Strategic Planning
The City of Red Deer
403-342-8147

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