Occupiers’ Liability exposure is moderate due to public access to the premises. Aisles must be adequate and free of hair clippings and debris with flooring in good condition, no frayed or worn spots on carpet and no cracks or holes in flooring. The number of exits must be sufficient, and be well marked, with backup lighting in case of power failure. Injuries to barbers who are independent contractors are part of the Occupiers’ Liability exposure instead of workers compensation.
Parking lots and sidewalks need to be in good repair with snow and ice removed, and generally level and free of exposure to slips and falls. Security of visitors in parking areas is often deemed the responsibility of the owner or operator of the premises. Factors affecting the risks include exterior lighting, fencing, and any other security measures in place.