Taking The Dog Along for The ride!
I'm thinking of buying a tailor-made catering van to serve hot food/ burgers etc on an industrial estate. The design I'm looking at has an 'outside' caged platform extension to one end which is roofed and paneled to waist height but then has grills around the rest.
To enter the van, I'd use a secure gate on this 'open' section then go through a second door which will be a grilled door during trading. I like the idea of using this enclosed outside space for my dog for two reasons, firstly, as company for the dog during my trading hours so he isn't 'home-alone' and secondly, as some security as I quite often work alone as a sole female trader and anyone thinking of entering the van would have to go through the dog area first!
As the two areas will be separated by the van door/ mesh grill during trading, and the dog will never enter the van part at any time, do you think it would come with Health and Safety regs or can you envisage a problem? Anyone any experience of having dogs around? Thanks