All premises selling or supplying alcohol (except for members clubs and certain community premises) must have a designated premises supervisor (DPS) who will be named on their premises licence. The DPS is responsible for authorising the alcohol sales.
There are however likely to be times when the DPS will not be on the premises when alcohol is being sold. For that reason we strongly suggest that the DPS authorises, in writing, members of staff to sell alcohol in their absence.
We have produced two forms that you can complete:
One is for the DPS to fill in and sign authorising named members of staff to sell or supply alcohol (DPSA/01).
The other is for the named staff to sign to confirm that they are aware of this and accept their responsibilities (ASA/01).
The DPS and members of staff should be aware of the responsibilities of the DPS, details of the premises licence and the social and legal obligations and responsibilities relating to the sale of alcohol.
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You'll need to complete the forms above and ask members of staff to sign agreeing to this.
You'll need to explain to those members of staff their responsibilities and obligations relating to the sale of alcohol and the Licensing Act.
Once you have filled in these forms please make sure that they are kept at the premises and can easily be produced if asked for by an authorised officer.
You don't have to use our forms. You can write or type your own forms of authorisation. They must include all of details shown on our forms.
If you want to come in to our offices and speak to a licensing officer then please telephone first to make sure that someone is available.