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Bar Usefuls or Bussers clean and maintain public areas in bars, clubs or dining establishments by collecting and returning dishes, cutlery and glasses to the kitchen or bar, wiping tables, bars and spillages, and emptying bins and ashtrays.


  • prepares service areas by cleaning and laying tables
  • removes used plates, cutlery and glassware from tables, wipes up bar areas and tables
  • empties rubbish containers and ashtrays
  • washes up spills or sweeps up broken glass.


  • physically demanding.

To become a Bar Useful and Busser

  • You can work as a Bar Useful or Busser without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful. Some workers have a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification.

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