Tag Archives: Responsible Management of Licensed Venues

Strategies for detecting minors at licensed venues

Ensure that your licensed venue is managed responsibly by implementing strategies to detect minors. Young people will often give themselves away by their mannerisms; conversations such as talking about school or school related activities; nervousness; looking around; and even by what they order to drink. Sweet drinks are particularly popular with young people including the […]

Responsible hospitality practices

There have always been laws about the responsible service of alcohol in Queensland liquor legislation. That is, rules about not selling to minors, unduly intoxicated or disorderly patrons. Early laws also touched on broader responsibilities such as requiring hoteliers to keep a lamp lit with at least two burners over the door from sunset to […]

Disorderly patrons

Responsible Managers understand that liquor cannot be sold or supplied to a disorderly patron. Disorderly patrons are not necessarily unduly intoxicated. In fact many disorderly people who have not consumed liquor on the premises at all have caused many of the deaths that have occurred on licensed premises in Queensland.

Understanding the risks and returns of alcohol in the community

One of the outcomes of the  Responsible Management of Licensed Venues (RMLV) training course is understanding the balance in providing alcohol. That is, the balance between the leisure and social activity and the harms that may be caused through irresponsible trading practices.

When are minors allowed on licensed premises in Queensland?

Section 155 of the Queensland Liquor Act 1992 states that it is an offence for minors to be on licensed premises UNLESS they are an exempt minor. The Responsible Management of Licensed Venues (RMLV) training course defines exempt minors and demonstrates when a person under the age of 18 can legally be on licensed premises.

Risky drinking levels

The Responsible Management of Licensed Venues (RMLV) training course details health related harms associated with alcohol. More than anyone, licensees and hospitality staff must be aware of the harmful effects of alcohol, together with standard drink details, and general liquor product information. One of the most important reasons is for their own personal health.

Glass Bans in High Risk Premises

Violence at licensed premises including assaults involving glass has been of increasing concern to the Queensland Government. As a result, glass bans have been rolled out to pubs and clubs with a history of alcohol and glass related violence over the past two years as a strategy to make social venues safer. Glass bans are […]

Crowd controller register

Crowd controllers are employed to maintain order in and around licensed premises. Licensees must maintain a crowd controller register as part of their duties. The register records all the crowd controllers on duty and any incidents that occur. Each crowd controller must sign in and out of their shift.