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Class of May 2018 before and during the training

Our next course is on August 9th 2018 – contact us on enquiries@obrienlicensing.co.uk for more info.

The venue is at Falsgrave Community Resource Centre, Seamer Road Scarborough YO12 4DJ.

If travelling along Seamer Road going out of Scarborough, turn right at the Retail Park traffic lights,

then first right into Lismore Road and follow it round to the Community Centre car park. The road is

a cul-de-sac so ignore the dead end sign.  The car park is at the end of the road.

If travelling on Seamer Road towards Scarborough, turn left at the Retail Park traffic lights.

 

March 2017 – How to ensure your licensed premises meet the requirements of the Public Safety Objective under the Licensing Act 2003 – comply in under a week – Part two

As a Premises Licence Holder or Designated Premises Supervisor, you are legally responsible for the physical safety for customers, staff and contractors on the licensed premises.  We at O’Brien Licensing, recommend you nominate a competent person to take responsibility to meet these requirements.

Part two of this article includes days five to seven of a week long activity, which will result in your pub being health & safety compliant at a basic level. For part one of this article please follow this link. And for expert advice please contact us directly.

The Law

Publicans must meet the requirements of health & safety legislation, food safety and hygiene standards, comply with fire safety law, COSHH (control of substances hazardous to health) and RIDDOR (reporting of injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences regulations). 

In this short article we will address how health and safety laws apply to your business and how to go about addressing it in just seven days. With days one to three already covered in our earlier article, below we will outline the activities needed for days four to seven.

The Health and Safety Executive provide the following advice for compliance with UK safety laws. By addressing each aspect, one at a time you can take control of the health and safety of your business to ensure complete peace of mind.

As a publican you are obliged to do the following:

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March 2017 – How to ensure your licensed premises meet the requirements of the Public Safety Objective under the Licensing Act 2003 – comply in under a week – Part one

As a Premises Licence Holder or Designated Premises Supervisor, you are legally responsible for the physical safety for customers, staff and contractors on the licensed premises.  We at O’Brien Licensing, recommend you nominate a competent person to take responsibility to meet these requirements.

Part one of this article includes days one to four of a week long activity which will result in your premises being health & safety compliant at a basic level.  For expert advice please contact us directly.

The Law

Publicans must meet the requirements of health & safety legislation, food safety and hygiene standards, comply with fire safety law, COSHH (control of substances hazardous to health) and RIDDOR (reporting of injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences regulations). 

In this short article we will address how health and safety laws apply to your business and how to go about addressing it in just seven days.

The Health and Safety Executive provide the following advice for compliance with UK safety laws. By addressing each aspect, one at a time you can take control of the health and safety of your business to ensure complete peace of mind.

As a publican you are obliged to do the following:

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Feb 2017 – As a landlord, what are the consequences of crime or disorder on my premises?

What can I do about it?

Working as a licensee is a fun and rewarding job, but with it comes great responsibility. As a licensee you, and others you permit to sell alcohol on your behalf, have the responsibility for the prevention of crime and disorder.

THE LAW

All premises which have a licence to sell alcohol can only operate with a Designated Premises Supervisor, otherwise known as a DPS.  Typically the landlord, the DPS is a personal licence holder and takes on the full responsibility for activities taking place on licensed premises. 

By turning a blind eye to crime and disorder, such as illegal drug taking or fighting, you are at great risk of losing your licence; being fined or even serving a prison sentence. The consequences will affect you directly – even if you are not present or in any way responsible for the event that has occurred.

WHAT CAN I DO TO AVOID LOSING MY LICENCE?

From experience we find that being highly visible as management and employing highly trained staff committed to high service standards helps improve conduct within an establishment.  This in turn helps prevent crime and disorder.

It is also worth considering:

Installing a CCTV system as a deterrent and to provide evidence in case of incidents.

Providing signage making the terms of your Premises Licence clear e.g. display notices asking customers to be quiet when leaving the premises or not to take drinks outside the premises.

Training your staff ensuring that they understand what the 4 Licensing objectives are.

Never serving alcohol to a drunk customer – or one who appears drunk.

Be vigilant about illegal drug taking.

Working with neighbouring premises to collectively stamp out anti-social behaviour. You may be required by the Police to join the local Pub Watch Scheme.

Be consistent in your approach and always follow through. Issue a warning, and if behaviour continues carry out your threat.

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Feb 2017 – New dates for Personal Licence Courses announced

Next dates for the BII APLH Personal Licence Course are:

May 11th – June 8th – July 13th – August 10th

Courses are held at the Falsgrave Community Resource Centre in Scarborough

Contact us for more information on enquiries@obrienlicensing.co.uk

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We can do In-house Training on your Premises for only £275.

Prevention rather than Prosecution

The Police are now asking for conditions on Premises Licences to ensure relevant staff training as a legal requirement. There has been a sharp increase in the number of incidents and breaches of licence condition in licensed premises leading to reviews and action taken against those establishments that do not comply. The Police & Licensing authorities are increasing their interest in issues such as: (more…)

BIIAB Centre Recognition Certificate

Feb 15 2015

We have been awarded our British Institute of Innkeeping Certificate which is fantastic news.

See the list of courses that Michael O’Brien is qualified and approved to provide.

Courses

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