Guidance for a Premises Licence application

Last updated on: 04-Jun-2021

6. Promoting the four licensing objectives

Within the ‘Operating Schedule’ there is a section where you need to document the steps you, as the licensee, will take to promote the four licensing objectives

Below is a list of suggested areas to look at whilst completing this part of the form.  Anything that you state in this section will be converted into enforceable conditions on your premises licence, so think carefully

The prevention of crime and disorder

Factors that impact on crime and disorder

  • Underage drinking
  • Drunkenness on premises
  • Public drunkenness
  • Drugs
  • Violent behaviour
  • Anti-social behaviour

Examples of control measures

  • Effective and responsible management of premises
  • Training and supervision of staff
  • Adoption of best practice guidance (e.g. Safer Clubbing)
  • Provision and monitoring of CCTV
  • Employment of Security Industry Authority licensed door staff
  • Provision of toughened or plastic glasses
  • Provision of secure deposit boxes for confiscated items (‘sin bins’)
  • Provision of litter bins and other security measures, such as outside lighting
  • Membership of a pub watch scheme

Protection of Public Safety

Factors that impact on the standards of public safety

  • The occupancy capacity of the premises
  • The age/design/layout of the premises
  • The nature of the licensable activities to be provided
  • The hours of the operation
  • Customer profile
  • The use of special effects, such as lasers, pyrotechnics, smoke machines etc…

Examples of control measures

  • Suitable risk assessments
  • Provision of a sufficient number of people employed or engaged to secure the safety of the premises and patrons
  • Appropriate instruction, training and supervision of those employed
  • Adoption of best practice guidance
  • Provision of effective CCTV
  • Provision of toughened or plastic glasses
  • Implementation of crowd management measures
  • Regular testing (and certification) of procedures, appliances etc.

The prevention of public nuisance

Factors that impact on the likelihood of public nuisance

  • Noise emanating from premises
  • The location of premises
  • The hours of operation
  • The nature of activities to be provided
  • The Design and layout of premises
  • The occupancy capacity
  • The availability of public transport
  • Disbursement from premises
  • Local residential premises
  • Parking by patrons
  • The likelihood of any violence
  • The position of external lighting
  • Problems of litter in the vicinity

Examples of control measures

  • CCTV / registered door supervisors
  • Appropriate instruction, training and supervision to prevent incidents of public nuisance
  • Control of operating hours
  • Adoption of best practice guidance
  • Installation of soundproofing, air conditioning, sound limitation devices
  • Liaison with public transport providers
  • Position of external lighting
  • Collection and disposal of litter
  • Effective ventilation systems

The protection of children from harm

Factors that impact the protection of children from harm

  • Purchase, acquire or consume alcohol
  • Be exposed to drugs, drug taking or drug dealing
  • Be exposed to gambling
  • Be exposed to activities of an adult or sexual nature
  • Be exposed to incidents of violence or disorder
  • Be exposed to environmental pollution
  • Be exposed to special hazards such as falls from a height
  • Selling to underage individuals

Examples of control measures

  • Sufficient number of staff to secure the protection of children from harm
  • Appropriate instruction, training and supervision of staff in respect to determining the age of a customer
  • Adoption of best practice guidance
  • Limitations on the hours when children may in the premises
  • Limitations or exclusions by age when certain activities are taking place
  • Imposition of requirements for children to be accompanied by an adult
  • Acceptance of accredited ‘proof of age’ cards and/or ‘photo’ driving licences

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