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Best Bar None Mini Assessment 2014

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Mini Assessment 2014

The scheme focuses on public safety and customer care and offers each premise an opportunity to demonstrate that it is focused on the licensing objectives of Prevention of Crime and Disorder, Public Safety, Prevention of Public Nuisance and Protection of Children from Harm.


The scheme is open to all pubs, bars and nightclubs in Bedford Borough, if you would like further information about the scheme, contact the Registration Officer (Bedsafe).


Sample policies and forms available here

Bedfordshire Police Event Risk Assessment Form link here

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BIIAB Level 1 Award in Responsible Alcohol Retailing Course (ARAR)

The BIIAB Level 1 Award in Responsible Alcohol Retailing course (ARAR) was recently delivered at Borough Hall by Alcohol Services in the Community who received funding from The SABMiller Scholars Programme.  A total of 27 people attended and all 27 passed. 

The course covers:

1. The nature of alcohol, the common measurements of alcohol content and the effect that it has on the human body

2. The main issues in the 2003 Licensing Act as they relate to alcohol retailers and servers

3. The law and consequences of breach, in relation to the protection of children, the sale, consumption, and other activities, and recommended forms of proof of age within licensed premises

4. The importance of contributing as a socially responsible team member with regard to the promotion and service of alcohol, the consequences of breach of the law, and strategies which will help the responsible drink retailer

5. How best to recognise and handle drunkenness of customers and the importance of doing so in relation to the law and the social responsibilities relating to the sale of alcohol

6. The potential causes of conflict and crime, appropriate strategies that can be adopted to prevent or eliminate these and the importance of personal safety


BIIAB Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders (APLH)

The Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders (APLH) was recently delivered at the Howard Centre, Bedford Corn Exchange by Alcohol Services in the Community.  Sixteen people attended and passed the course.  BedfordBID members received £50 towards the cost of the course for each person who attended and premises who applied to have a Best Bar None mini-assessment this year also received £50 towards the cost for each person attending.

This qualification is aimed at anyone who wishes to work in licensed premises where alcohol is sold. You will look at licensing authorities; at the responsibilities of the personal license holder; police powers; rights of entry; specific prohibitions; strengths of alcoholic drinks; responsible retail of alcohol; and the protection of children from harm.

On completion of this course, candidates will hold a licensing qualification with which they can apply for the Personal Licence.

Anyone who authorises the sale of alcohol to the public (as per the legal requirement in England and Wales) is required to have a suitable qualification.

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