Pubwatch and Best Bar None to help independent licensees and operators
National Pubwatch and Best Bar None have joined forces to help independent licensees and operators to reduce alcohol-related crime and run their venues safely.
With the Covid-19 restrictions being relaxed and the late-night market beginning to return its pre pandemic vibrancy, the two organisations are working together to assist independent premises licence holders and operators.
The organisations have collaborated to produce a collection of free downloadable policies and procedures that can be amended to suit each business. The documentation can be used by venues to demonstrate to local authorities, their due diligence in promoting the licensing objectives and also assist them in achieving Best Bar None accreditation. The policies and procedures cover topics such as, safeguarding vulnerable persons, Challenge 21/25, crime and disorder, drugs, searching and overcrowding.
National Pubwatch chairman Steve Baker OBE, says:
“It is important as the market has reopened that publicans and operators continue to meet their obligations to ensure premises are safe. Having policies and procedures in place are important to demonstrate that the venue is taking its responsibilities seriously.”