Empower your staff with the knowledge and skills needed to become compliant and confident in all situations where they might be involved in the sale of an age-restricted product. This type of competence of your employees can make a difference between keeping and losing your licence.

Employers are required by law to provide proper training and keep its record for every single member of staff surrounding the sale and supply of alcohol, tobacco, energy drinks, and other age-restricted products. The main objectives of the regulations are the prevention of crime and disorder, public safety, the prevention of public nuisance, and the protection of children from harm.

Any business or other organisation that sells or supplies alcohol on a permanent basis needs to apply for a Premises Licence, and anyone who plans to sell or supply alcohol or authorise the sale or supply of alcohol must apply for a Personal Licence. In Scotland, for example, all staff who sell or serve alcohol are required by law to have a minimum of two hours of training on alcohol licencing legislation before they begin work. 



Licensing is an essential and legal requirement for all employees in licensed premises

Your staff need to be able to confidently handle situations in which they can sell alcohol and the situations in which to challenge the purchaser based on their age, or a suspicion that they might be acting as a proxy. Aside from convenience stores and wholesales, where there might be other products that are subject to age restriction, hotels, off-licences and the following establishments need to be compliant with the alcohol licensing laws:

  • pubs and bars
  • cinemas
  • theatres
  • nightclubs
  • late-opening cafes
  • takeaways
  • village and community halls
  • supermarkets

At Bolt, we have created interactive Licencing eLearning Modules that are accessible on any device, 24/7, and without time limits.

Our Learning Platform automatically stores secure data about every employee and checks that every member of your staff is compliant, giving you peace of mind. You can print out the certificate for each employee directly from the system, as well as collect digital signatures to show compliance to any relevant third parties.


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