SCPLH and SCPLH refresher Training Day

Janet Hood Training and Consulting Limited

We are delighted to advise that Janet Hood, accredited licensing specialist is holding a full day Scottish Certificate for Personal Licence Holders and Scottish Certificate for Personal Licence holders Refresher  .

WHERE: GAELIC LANE COFFEE HOUSE, GAELIC LANE, ABERDEEN, AB10 1JF [parking available at Ship Row NCP car park £6.00 per day if you get there before 9 a.m.]

WHEN:   26 JULY   2016 FULL DAY

TIME:      Registration 9.30 a.m.

Course Commences 10.00 a.m. sharp

Exam approx. 4.30 p.m. – 5.30p.m.

COST:     COURSE FEES per head   

SCPLH – £125.00   VAT £25.00 Total £150.00

SCPLH Refresher £75.00 VAT £15.00 Total £90.00

     

CATERING BY Premises 

PAY DIRECT £15.00  per head 

COURSE FEE  & PREPARATION OF PERSONAL LICENCE APPLICATION can be paid in cash or by cheque on the day or by BACS in advance.  Please ensure your name/staff members name/ your business/company name is put onto BACS payments so I can ID who has paid.

BACs info

Account Name Janet Hood Training and Consulting 

Account Number 10106340

Sort Code 82-61-09

Candidates would need to bring a current version one of the following photo IDs:

–  Passport

–  EU driver’s licence

  • EU ID
  • Biometric immigration card 

–  PASS  LOGO ID card 

Please note exam cannot be taken if no ID produced. 

We offer free  assistance with personal licence application form completion Candidates can complete the personal licence application form under instruction on the day. Latter foc. 

Candidates should/may bring 2 passport sized photos and we  will endorse one of them. 

Please return this email with the delegate information for each delegate. 

DELEGATE INFORMATION REQUIRED FOR REGISTRATION SCPLH or SCPLH R COURSE

1 FULL NAME INCLUDING MIDDLE NAMES

2 DATE  OF BIRTH

3     PLACE OF BIRTH 

4     HOME ADDRESS inc POST CODE

5     BUSINESS ADDRESS inc POST CODE

6     NATIONAL INSURANCE NUMBER

7     EMAIL ADDRESS

8     MOBILE OR OTHER PHONE NUMBER

ADDITIONAL  INFORMATION FOR PERSONAL LICENCE APPLICATIONS 

All applications for personal licence to Scottish Boards cost £50.00 with a cheque made payable to the appropriate Council if the applicant lives in Scotland or any Council of your choice if they live  in England; need to be signed by the applicants NOT Janet Hood and need to be accompanied by the two photographs [one endorsed] and the training pass certificate, and copy current passport/current EU ID card/current biometric immigration card or current EU driver’s licence photo

You may be asked to demonstrate you have a right to work in the UK 

Janet Hood LLB Dip LP NP

Lawyer Hot 100 UK Solicitor 2009 

niti pro regula legis – fight for the rule of law

M: 07718882837

O: 01356 648966

E: janethood@me.com

SSPCA sponsorship for London Marathon

Good evening everyone

My son Johnny is running his first London Marathon to raise money to help the SSPCA save pets like Rumpole our daft rescue “mostly” Staffie.

If you feel this is a good cause please sponsor Johnny link to page below but do not feel obliged so to do

All the very best

Janet

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SCPLH and/or SCPLH R training 3 August 2015 9.30 – 17. 30 @ Fonab Castle Hotel, Foss Road, Pitlochry, PH16 5ND

Janet Hood is offering the above training at Fonab Castle Hotel

This is a restricted venue with only 12 places 8 have been taken. If you need to undertake training and want to book and for further details please contact
Janet Hood on 07718882837 / 01356 648966 or janethood@me.com

Cost SCPLH £125.00

Cost SCPLH Refresher £75.00

Catering at venue £15.00 payable to venue

Candidates must provide the following photo ID documentation at the time of enrolment and examination:
§ a new-style photocard driving licence with paper counterpart, or
§ a valid passport, or
§ a valid identity card from within the EU (Belgium Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, or Sweden), or
§ a police warrant card, or
§ a Security Industry Authority Card, or
§ a Personal Licence, issued by a Scottish Licensing Board or
§ a valid (old style), signed GB or NI driving licence to be countersigned against the candidate registration form, and a form of photo identification from a reputable company or professional body.
§ Other forms of identification (such as a PASS Card, or Young Scot card) may be considered.

Missed your refresher training? Some possible solutions

Missed Refresher Training Date 31 August 2014?
Facing Personal Licence Revocation?

The Problem –
Revocation Date for Personal Licences Due to be refreshed by 31 August 2014.

If you have failed to undertake refresher training or if you have failed the refresher exam your local licensing boards will not be able to revoke personal licences until 1 December 2014 as the last date by which they require to be notified that a refresher pass certificate has been achieved is 30 November 2014. So you may have time to try to sort this out.

Health Warning

Before we start this advice note it comes with a health warning. You really need to ask your local licensing board or LSO what they expect you to do to get a new personal licence.

Consequences of taking no action

Failure to take any action at all will result in your personal licence being revoked for 5 years on or after 1 December 2014. This means you will not be able to apply for a new personal licence for 5 years from that date so you would not be able to apply for a new personal licence until 1 December 2019.

Ongoing Refresher Training

The requirement for refresher training is ongoing. You should make sure you know when your personal licence is 5 years old- work back 5 years from the expiry date. The refresher training date is not on the licence. You MUST ensure you have passed refresher training before that date and you must then notify the licensing board which issued your personal licence within 3 months of the 5th anniversary date. Licensing Boards will issue reminder notices in advance. However if you have changed your name or address and not advised the board you will not get the reminders.

Criminal offence

You should also remember and make sure your staff remember that it is an offence not to notify the Licensing Board which issued your personal licence within one month of changing your name or address.

Use your diary
Premises managers, premises licence holders and personal licence holders should make sure they know when their own personal licences and those held by their staff and managers are due to be refreshed and renewed and should keep this information in an electronic form if possible with reminders set to ensure that refresher training or renewal training is undertaken and that notification is carried out on time or applications for renewal of personal licences are made on time.

Premises Manager – failure to achieve refresher training
If you are the premises manager and need to preserve your position I suggest that you seek advice from a specialist licensing lawyer who will help you through the maze. However I propose a couple of possible solutions in this article which may be accepted by Boards.

Different Approaches

I am sure that there will be a number of potential solutions across the country and the solutions proceed here while workable in law may not be accepted by your local Board.

Possible Solution for Personal Licence Holders who are not premises managers

The personal licence holder who has not passed the refresher training on time should take the full training course as soon as possible and then on successful completion of the course to apply for new personal licence enclosing 2 passport photographs one of which needs to be certified as a true likeness of the individual, a copy of the training certificate and the fee of £50.00 and surrender his or her original personal licence at same time. Make sure the applicant personally signs the personal licence application.

It is possible that some Boards will deal with an application of this nature under delegated powers – that means the administrative staff will grant the licence which they can do unless the applicant has been convicted of a relevant or foreign offence. However some Boards may decide to hold a hearing to decide whether or not to grant the application. During this hearing they will consider why the personal licence has been surrendered. It may be that simple letter might be enough if it states that the personal licence holder failed to achieve the refresher training for whatever reason e.g failed the exam; was off on long term sick or maternity leave; was too busy due to staff shortages to take the course. I cannot really advise as it is up to individual boards to decide what they want to do and as far as I can ascertain there is no advice on Board web sites dealing with this matter. Boards can refuse this application and you are advised to consult a specialist solicitor.

Moved to a different board area from the one which granted your original personal licence?
You need to also remember that if you have moved to a different licensing board area from the one you originally obtained your personal licence you will have to apply to the licensing board where you now live and not to the licensing board which granted your original licence

Premises Managers – what to do? Possible solution No 1.

The most obvious solution is to find another personal licence holder to become the premises manager as soon as possible to preserve the position and enable you to continue selling alcohol.

Premises Managers – what to do? Possible solution No 2.

If the personal licence holder concerned is the premises manager the advice becomes more complex as the Licensing (Scotland)Act 2005 does not deal with this problem directly. Whatever happens if you have not achieved your refresher training on time you need to go through the procedure above – take the full course, surrender your personal licence and apply for a new one at the same time. Failure to do this will result in your personal licence being revoked for 5 years.

If the Board refuses to grant your new personal licence for whatever reason then you need to ask for a statement of reasons for refusal and you may consider an appeal. You are advised to seek the services of a solicitor. In this case again try to engage another personal licence holder and carry out a minor variation to appoint that person as the new premises manager.

Some Boards may require the premises licence holder to notifiy them that there is no premises manager on the premises within seven days of the surrendering of the premises manager’s personal licence and will require an application to replace the premises manager to be made within 6 weeks of the date of surrender of the premises managers personal licence.

Some Boards may not agree that the same person can become the premises manager without an intervening premises manager being in place. So you might have to source another personal licence holder, make a minor variation to appoint that person as the premises manager and then make another minor variation application to get the original premises manager back in place.

Premises Managers – what to do? Possible solution No 3.

The Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 section 135 permits Boards to take pragmatic decisions to “cure” problems. If they believe that the problem was caused due to mistake, oversight or other excusable reason.

The mandatory conditions state that
(1) Alcohol is not to be sold on the premises at any time when (b) the premises manager does not hold a personal licence,
It is legally possible that the surrender of the premises managers personal licence and application for and grant of a new one would cure the problem and it may be that some Boards may decide to take this course to ensure that business continues in premises in their area.

Janet Hood Consulting is experienced in dealing with problems licensees face and is here to help you. Do not hesitate to email or phone should you require advice on these difficult matters.

Due Diligence is Key to your Success

What basics do you need to try to ensure compliance in your premises.

1. Make sure you carry out the basic 16 point staff training before any new member of staff is permitted to sell or serve alcohol in licensed premises
2. Re-inforce the most important features every day at start of business and at shift changes for example:-

CHALLENGE 25 – YOU MUST ASK EVERY PERSON YOU CONSIDER TO BE UNDER 25 FOR APPROPRIATE ID TO SHOW THEY ARE OVER 18 BEFORE YOU SELL OR SERVE ALCOHOL OR OTHER AGE RESTRICTED PRODUCTS
DON’T SERVE PERSONS WHO ARE DRUNK
START AND FINISH TIMES FOR SALE OF ALCOHOL
KEEP REFUSALS AND INCIDENT BOOKS

ADD IN OTHERS YOU CONSIDER TO BE IMPORTANT FOR YOUR BUSINESS

3. Record daily training reminders, record training, record updates, record refusals and record incidents and retain for period of licence to demonstrate the compliance activity in your premises