Category: Business

Gas Safety Regulations (How to Comply)

Gas Safety Regulations (How to Comply)

The Gas Safety (Installation & Use) Regulations 1998, and the subsequent changes made to the legislation in 2018, outline the legal requirements placed on any person responsible for the installation, servicing, maintenance or repair...

Health and Safety First Aid Regulations 1981

Health and Safety First Aid Regulations 1981

The Health and Safety First Aid Regulations 1981 place an obligation on employers to make available to their employees an ‘adequate and appropriate’ first aid provision. The first aid regulations apply to all workplaces,...

RIDDOR Employee Responsibilities

RIDDOR Employee Responsibilities

Employees have a general duty of care in respect of workplace health and safety, in accordance with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the Management of Health and Safety at Work...

Guide to the Occupiers Liability Act 1957

Guide to the Occupiers Liability Act 1957

The Occupiers Liability Act 1957 states that the occupier of a premises in England and Wales may be held responsible where a visitor to that premises is injured or their property is damaged. The...

What is COSHH? (An Employer’s Duties)

What is COSHH? (An Employer’s Duties)

The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH) places responsibilities on employers to control the storage and use of substances that present a hazard to health. Hazardous substances are used within a...

Manual Handling Regulations (A Guide)

Manual Handling Regulations (A Guide)

The Manual Handlings Operations Regulations 1992, later amended by the Health and Safety (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2002, places a legal requirement on employers to avoid dangerous manual handling, to assess any risk of injury...

Fire Safety Regulations (Employers’ Guide)

Fire Safety Regulations (Employers’ Guide)

Employers are legally required to carry out a fire risk assessment in the workplace and put resulting fire safety measures in place to ensure the safety of their workers and the general public in...

Premises Licence Application Guidance

Premises Licence Application Guidance

If your business or organisation is involved in a licensable activity, including the sale and supply of alcohol, you will need a premises licence or other similar authorisation from the licensing authority. Below is...

RIDDOR Regulations – Reporting Accidents at Work

RIDDOR Regulations – Reporting Accidents at Work

The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (RIDDOR) sets out the guidelines and requirements of responsible parties, such as employers, to record and report work-related incidents. Who is responsible for reporting...

How to Make a Personal Licence Application

How to Make a Personal Licence Application

Under the Licensing Act 2003, every sale of alcohol from licensed premises in England and Wales must be authorised by a personal licence holder. The following guide looks at the eligibility criteria when making...

Employers’ Liability: Your Health & Safety Responsibilities

Employers’ Liability: Your Health & Safety Responsibilities

As an employer, if you fail to take reasonable steps to ensure a safe working environment, and an employee is injured or suffers illness as a result, you may find yourself defending a claim...

Responding to a Data Subject Access Request

Responding to a Data Subject Access Request

If you are an employer, it is important that you understand the law relating to data protection, in particular how to respond to a data subject access request from an employee. The following guide...

Minimum Working Temperature – What the Law Says!

Minimum Working Temperature – What the Law Says!

Under the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992, employers are required to keep the temperature in the workplace to a ‘reasonable’ level. In practice, what would be classed as ‘reasonable’? Minimum working temperature...

The Law on Children in Pubs

The Law on Children in Pubs

As a pub landlord or other licence holder, it is important to understand the law relating to children in pubs and other licensed premises. Breaking the law in this area can have serious consequences...

GDPR Checklist (and How to Comply!)

GDPR Checklist (and How to Comply!)

If you are responsible for collecting and handling personal data you will need to understand how the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) applies to you, and how to remain compliant with the new law....

The Role of the Designated Premises Supervisor

The Role of the Designated Premises Supervisor

What is a Designated Premises Supervisor? Under the provisions of the Licensing Act 2003, with the exception of certain community premises, every premises licence that authorises the sale of alcohol must specify a Designated...

Licence Holders & the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014

Licence Holders & the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014

Under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 the police or local authority have the power to close premises quickly, including licensed premises, which are being used, or are likely to be used,...

What is a Personal Alcohol Licence?

What is a Personal Alcohol Licence?

A personal alcohol licence is required by anyone authorising the sale of alcohol from licensed premises. The following guide looks at who can apply for a personal alcohol licence, how long it lasts, how...

What is the Challenge 25 Policy?

What is the Challenge 25 Policy?

Challenge 25 is a policy whereby anyone buying alcohol who appears to be below the age of 25, seven years above the age required to buy alcohol in the UK, can be asked to...

What is the BIIAB Award for Personal Licence Holders?

What is the BIIAB Award for Personal Licence Holders?

BIIAB is the awarding body of the British Institute of Innkeeping (BII), the professional body for the licensed retail industry. It specialises in work-based learning, providing a range of commercial vocational qualifications, including the...