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Bezpieczeństwo w hotelarstwie polskim
Safety in the hospitality industry in Poland

Author(s): Izabela Kapera, Jacek Kapera
Subject(s): Criminal Law, Policy, planning, forecast and speculation, Tourism
Published by: Oficyna Wydawnicza KA AFM
Keywords: safety; hospitality industry; Poland;

Summary/Abstract: The aim of the study was to present risks in the hotel industry and certain aspects relating to security in the hotel and the presentation of examples of solutions affecting the safety improvement. Analysis of source materials including legislation and police statistics yet have purpose to complement, systematize and update security issues in hotel industry. The article consists of five main parts. The first presents the terminology of hotel services, terms and place of supply and information on the number of accommodation facilities in Poland over ten years. The second part addresses the issues of hoteliers’ responsibilities. Risks are approximate at the next, the third part. Then presents some aspects related to safety at hotels. Then there are presented some aspects related to security at the hotel. Examples of solutions that improve security in the accommodation are a subject to consideration within the last part. In 2011, Poland had more than seven thousands of tourist accommodation places. The types and categories of hotel facilities were established in the Act of 29 August 1997 on tourist services. Requirements for equipment and services for the various types and categories of hotel facilities determines the minister in charge of tourism in the way of regulation. Furthermore, with discussed issue corresponds number of other regulations, including those relating to the responsibility of the proprietor. The scope of this responsibility is broad and involves the responsibility for the proper execution of the service, for things brought to the facility for creating or contributing to the development of life-threatening or health visitors, for damage to health or loss of life. Risks in the hotel industry may have its origin in external factors which include the presence of pathological phenomena, or may be associated with an object and its location. As shown by the data in the case of hotels, inns, hotels and workers camp and campsites are usually made of offenses relating to the theft of someone else’s property. However, increasing the security cannot be reduced to the prevention of theft. Among the resources neutralizing threats are such resources as: legal, organizational and tactical, architectural and construction, mechanical, electronic, physical. The important is the collaboration between hoteliers, police and other securityrelated services in an area where the facility is located.

  • Issue Year: XVI/2014
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 69-79
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Polish