IOL National Licensing Week 2016: what have we learned?
27 June 2016
The Gambling Commission had a great day on 21 June working with our colleagues in local licensing authorities across the country to increase knowledge of local gambling issues.
Premises local risk assessments reminder
As of April this year all non-remote operators who are also gambling premises licences holders are required to conduct an assessment of the local risks to the licensing objectives and demonstrate that they run their premises in a way that will mitigate these risks.
While we were out and about with local licensing officers this week we found that a number of premises did not have their local risk assessments in place, and staff were unaware of the new requirement.
Some LAs have included in their statements of licensing policy that they expect to see the risk assessment when undertaking inspections. It is appropriate for operators to hold premises risk assessments on the premises. Doing so can save considerable time and expense, as well as increasing the confidence of those agencies as to the operator’s awareness of their obligations.
LA bulletin March edition (opens in new tab) – contains more details on local risk assessments
Note to editors
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