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Premises operating conditions

The application form for a premises licence outlines the operating conditions and the operating schedule. This will form the basis of the conditions that will be attached to your licence.

Your operating schedule should include information that will let us assess whether the steps you will take to promote the licensing objectives are satisfactory.

We also expect you to have carefully considered the promotion of all four licensing objectives in your operating schedule (see below).

You should discuss these objectives with neighbours or any relevant community group before submitting an application.

You should also liaise with the relevant authorities, for example the police or fire authority, when completing your operating schedule.

Licensing objectives:

Please see the objectives below.

  1. Prevention of crime and disorder

    Things to consider:

    • Drugs policy
    • CCTV
    • Pub Watch and Radio links with other licensed premises
    • Security Industry Authority Door supervisors and Approved Contractor Scheme
    • Polycarbonate or shatterproof vessels
    • Frequency of glass bottle disposal and provision of secure storage before collection
    • An appropriate ratio of tables and chairs to customers
    • Management of outside areas
    • Use of “spikeys‟ or similar anti drink spiking device
    • Calming atmosphere at close of business/event
    • Safe capacities
    • Queuing policy
    • Stewards for events and event plan

  2. Public safety

    Things to consider:

    • Health and Safety and Fire Safety risk assessments and staff training
    • Safeguarding measures
    • Use of CCTV in and around the premises
    • Safe capacities and monitoring procedures
    • Provision of local taxi companies who can provide safe transportation home
    • Procedures to control access to and from the premises
    • Patrolling of premises
    • Glass clearance policy
    • Control of ventilation
    • Control of litter immediately outside the premises
    • The presence of trained first aiders and appropriate and sufficient first aid kits
    • Adequate external lighting
    • Consideration of the safety of performers appearing at any premises
    • Indoor sporting events: medical practitioner; flame retardant material, location of public to wrestling ring; water sports events – lifeguards
    • Stewards for events and event plan; and regard to standards of the National Sporting Body
    • Ensuring appropriate access for emergency services

  3. Prevention of public nuisance

    Things to consider:

    • Control of general noise, disturbance, light, odour, litter and anti-social behaviour
    • Whilst regulated entertainment taking place, management of noise disturbance
    • Control of litter (e.g. cigarette ends, rubbish), vomiting, urinating and anti-social behaviour in the vicinity of the premises
    • Dispersal policy to ensure customers respect their neighbours
    • Removal of persons causing disturbance
    • Management of outside areas, e.g. pub gardens, smokers
    • Control of deliveries in early hours
    • Queuing policy
    • Winding down period

  4. Protection of children from harm

    • Refusals book
    • Consideration of access to premises where adult entertainment may take place
    • Consideration to proximity of premises to schools and youth clubs
    • Restriction on hours when children under a specified age can be present and whether they should be accompanied by a responsible adult
    • Clarity on activities and times at which events take place to determine whether or not it is appropriate to allow access to children
    • Challenge 21 or 25 policy
    • Prompting mechanism on tills at retail outlets
    • Measures to control access to hotel minibars
    • Operational measures to avoid proxy purchases
    • How to prevent children from being exposed to alcohol sales at under age events, gambling, incidents of violence and disorder and drugs or drug taking
    • Consideration of safeguarding issues
    • Consideration of children as performers where relevant
    • Supervision of children

    Under 18 event Code of Conduct, for example: searches, ticketed event, door supervisors, DBS checks, stewards monitoring event, set hours for event, restricted event, policy to ensure young people leave premise safely, etc.

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