If you work in a bar, restaurant or any other premises that serves alcohol, you have a responsibility to fully understand licensing laws and apply them to your work.
So, what do you need to know as a member of a bar team?
â€¢ What alcohol is and how it effects the body and its functions
â€¢ The key points of the Licencing Act (2003)
â€¢ Your duties to prevent the sale of alcohol to people who are underage (protecting children from harm)
â€¢ How to spot someone who has had too much to drink, and why you shouldnâ€™t serve them
â€¢ Personal safety
â€¢ The social responsibilities which come with the sale of alcohol in retail establishments
You may think it is solely your employerâ€™s job to worry about licencing laws, but this isnâ€™t strictly true. Bar staff members can face fines and even a criminal record for not complying with the regulations.
This is why the right training for bar staff is essential. The BIIAB Level 1 Award in Responsible Alcohol Retailing is designed to help you comply with licencing laws, as well as helping you to be better at your job.