Roles and responsibilities
This section summarises the roles and responsibilities of each agency involved. It includes:
Roles and responsibilities include:
- Acting independently when exercising and performing duties.
- Checking submitted plans, tenure and fire safety standards compliance.
- Checking suitability of the applicant:
- ability to hold the licence
- training and qualifications, knowledge of the Act
- assessing type of business sought to be licensed
- intelligence held
- Companies Office and Personal Property Securities Register (PPRS)
- immigration status
- the location or event designation
- Vetting of previous history or compliance issues.
- Targeting-to-risk to reduce harm.
- Site-checking new premises.
- Commenting on CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design).
- Considering any designation.
- Monitoring and enforcing compliance with the Act, including undertaking compliance checks.
- Having knowledge of the key territorial authority partners who have supporting information.
- Making sure applications are complete (if delegated from the Secretary of the District Licensing Committee).
- Inspection of premises.
- Providing information on alcohol management plans and host responsibility.
- Applying assessment criteria for application, including amenity and good order.
- Interviewing applicants and referees.
- Reporting on all applications.
- Undertaking Controlled Purchase Operations in conjunction with Police where required.
- Giving evidence to the District Licensing Committee by speaking to the report, if required.
Overall the Inspector's role is crucial – it is their responsibility to report to the District Licensing Committee on every aspect of s.105, 106 /131 criteria but also how an application/applicant satisfies the purpose and object of the Act in ss. 3 and 4.