Licensing Objectives – Information

The main purpose of the new Scottish licensing Act 2005 is to promote these licensing objectives. They are explained in greater detail here.

  1. Preventing Crime and Disorder
  2. Securing Public Safety
  3. Preventing Public Nuisance
  4. Protecting and Improving Public Health
  5. Protecting Children from Harm

Preventing Crime and Disorder

It is the responsibility of the premises manager or any trained responsible person in relation to relevant premises to ensure that crime or public disorder is not endorsed on their licensed premises. It is the duty of the premises manager to ensure measures are in place to help prevent any criminal act or public disorder.

Securing Public Safety

It is the responsibility of the premises manager and any trained responsible person in relation to relevant premises to ensure that all areas both inside and outside of the premises are safe for public use. It is the duty of the premises manager to ensure health & safety risk assessments are carried out in respect to relevant premises.

Preventing Public Nuisance

It is the responsibility of the premises manager and any trained responsible person in relation to relevant premises to ensure any form of nuisance arising from the premises is deterred or dealt with, such as noise nuisance, smells or bad odours, anti social behavior or any form of nuisance arising from the relevant premises.

Protecting and Improving Public Health

It is the responsibility of the premises manager and any trained responsible person in relation to relevant premises to ensure that relevant premises pose no threat to public health in any way, and measures are in place to improve and protect the health of the general public that use relevant licensed premises. In particular to areas outside of the premises still classed as relevant to those premises with regard to smoking areas and children’s play areas etc.

Protecting Children from Harm

It is the responsibility of the premises manager and any trained responsible person in relation to relevant premises to ensure that all children are protected from harm on licensed premises. and the sale of alcohol and other age restricted products are not carried out. Also to ensure children are not allowed on relevant licensed premises unsuitable for their use.