Unit 23 Law for Licensed Premises

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Introduction


Aim

This unit will enable learners to understand the effects of licensing legislation and the legislative responsibilities of employers, including consumer protection and the implications of health, safety and hygiene legislation.

Unit abstract

This unit will allow learners to develop a practical understanding of the legislation relating to the management of licensed premises. Learners need to develop understanding of the implications of the legislation on licensed premises from a management perspective. Learners will examine the effects of licensing legislation. They will look at types of licences, types of licensed premises, the procedures involved in applying for a licence, and conduct and security issues relating to the management of licensed premises. Learners will also investigate consumer protection, including weights and measures, employer liability and issues relating to misleading information. Learners will focus on health and safety legislation and regulations, the duties and responsibilities of the licensee, and the legislative responsibilities of employers in relation to their staff.

Learning outcomes


1 Understand the effects of licensing legislation

  • Types of licensed premises: managed houses; tenancies; leasehold; freehold; public houses; restaurants; hotels; clubs (members, proprietary, night); outside catering; events 
  • Types of licence: personal licence; premises licence; gaming permit; music copyright 
  • Procedures: local authorities; application (new, renewal); fees   
  • Conduct of licensed premises: prevention of crime and disorder; prevention of public nuisance; public safety; protection of children from harm

2 Understand consumer protection

  • Misleading information: advertisements; prices; food labelling; alcoholic strengths; display of prices (food, drink, accommodation); trade descriptions
  • Employer liability: sale of goods; supply of goods and services; consumer protection; product liability directive; negligence; effect of European Union directives
  • Weights and measures: beer and cider; spirits; wines; HM Customs & Excise

3 Understand the implications of health, safety and hygiene legislation       

  • Regulations: health and safety; noise at work; electricity at work; display screen equipment; manual handling operations; reporting of injuries/diseases and dangerous occurrences; first aid; Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH)        
  • Duties and responsibilities: common law; employers’ liability; employees’ liability; risk assessment; fire regulations
  • Food safety and hygiene: food safety requirements and offences; food hygiene regulations; temperature controls; labelling; food handling; Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP); defences; enforcement; registration of premises

4 Understand the legislative responsibilities of employers in relation to staff               

  • Employers’ responsibilities: appointment and contract; working hours; pay (deductions, payslips, sick, maternity, service charges and gratuities, holidays); insurance; termination of employment; redundancy; retirement           
  • Discrimination:sex; trade union membership; race; disability; rehabilitation of offenders; equal pay; current issues

1 Understand the effects of licensing legislation             

  • Types of licensed premises: managed houses; tenancies; leasehold; freehold; public houses; restaurants; hotels; clubs (members, proprietary, night); outside catering; events    
  • Types of licence: personal licence; premises licence; gaming permit; music copyright    
  • Procedures: local authorities; application (new, renewal); fees     
  • Conduct of licensed premises: prevention of crime and disorder; prevention of public nuisance; public safety; protection of children from harm

2 Understand consumer protection

  • Misleading information: advertisements; prices; food labelling; alcoholic strengths; display of prices (food, drink, accommodation); trade descriptions        
  • Employer liability: sale of goods; supply of goods and services; consumer protection; product liability directive; negligence; effect of European Union directives   
  • Weights and measures: beer and cider; spirits; wines; HM Customs & Excise

3 Understand the implications of health, safety and hygiene legislation       

  • Regulations: health and safety; noise at work; electricity at work; display screen equipment; manual handling operations; reporting of injuries/diseases and dangerous occurrences; first aid; Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH)   
  • Duties and responsibilities: common law; employers’ liability; employees’ liability; risk assessment; fire regulations  
  • Food safety and hygiene: food safety requirements and offences; food hygiene regulations; temperature controls; labelling; food handling; Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP); defences; enforcement; registration of premises

4 Understand the legislative responsibilities of employers in relation to staff      

  • Employers’ responsibilities: appointment and contract; working hours; pay (deductions, payslips, sick, maternity, service charges and gratuities, holidays); insurance; termination of employment; redundancy; retirement            
  • Discrimination:sex; trade union membership; race; disability; rehabilitation of offenders; equal pay; current issues

Resources


  • B2: Map the environment in which your organisation operates
  • E5: Ensure your own action reduce risks to health and safety
  • E6: Ensure health and safety requirements are met in your area of responsibility
  • E7: Ensure an effective organisational approach to health and safety
  • F10: Develop a customer-focused organisation.

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