Licensees and approved managers need to be aware of the restrictions on trade during Christmas. Christmas Eve trading On-premises On Christmas Eve, all gaming machine operations must cease at 12 midnight and may not recommence before 10am on Boxing Day.
This blog continues a series for licensees and approved managers outlining the restriction of trading hours on licensed premises in Queensland. A state-wide moratorium is currently in place on permanent extended trading hours applications for 12midnight–3am and 3am–5am until 15 December 2013 except for a limited number of designated exemption areas.
It is essential that licensees and approved managers are familiar with conditions relating to trading hours. In this week’s blog posts we have been discussing that ordinary trading in liquor for most licences is from 10am to 12 midnight.
Venues introducing the metal wand search should have the necessary controls in place, including staff training. Towards best practice for safety in licensed venues suggests ways for managing metal wand searches as a condition of entry while respecting the rights of patrons.
Liquor Act 1992 – Section 155AD, 155AE, 155AF As of 1 January 2009, the position of nominee no longer exists. The new position of approved manager partly replaces the nominee, but has distinct and different obligations.
Licensees and approved managers should strive to instil a risk management culture at their venues. One of the key ways to begin this process is to consult with existing staff. Encourage staff to identify and report potential and existing safety concerns and form a risk management committee, or nominate a staff member to whom safety […]
Knowledge and application of risk management principles are essential to meet statutory obligations. Licensees and approved managers should be aware of new and existing risks and take appropriate steps to address them. Incident prevention should be included in the business practices as it helps a business to meet its objectives and legal obligations, while reducing […]
Risk management is a business process that helps a venue to identify risks to the safety of patrons and staff, and implement strategies to address these risks. Risk management principles are central to good management practices.
To ensure staff commitment to the business vision, it needs to be their vision too for a safe and enjoyable workplace. Licensees and approved managers can encourage staff commitment by involving them in formulating, amending or updating the Risk Assessed Management Plan (RAMP).