Licensing SAVI will guide you through an exploration of your licensed premises’ existing policies, procedures and physical security by asking a series of multiple-choice, in-depth, questions. It will indicate areas where you are strong and where there may be room for improvement, it may even feature areas you have not previously considered.
A personalised report is generated upon completion of the questionnaire. This report provides clear recommendations and advice to assist you in honouring your responsibilities under the Licensing Act 2003, while keeping your staff and customers safe and secure.
The recommendations within the final report provide consistent guidance and benchmarks which are drawn from the Home Office, Police Service (including the National Counter Terrorism Security Office), Local Authorities, Fire and Rescue Service, Health and Safety Executive and the Security Industry Authority.
The report includes several new and improved security standards, which have been developed to address emerging criminal activity, such as women's safety and spiking.
By evaluating and grading your responses to each question you will be given advice to where improvements can be made.
A final grading will be given in the form of a rating system from 1-5 Stars (with 5 Stars being the highest).
The information contained in your Self-Assessment remains confidential to you, unless you decide to share it with third parties, such as Responsible Authorities or companies you commission to help you improve your business.
Whether you are an experienced operator or just starting out, an architect, a licensing consultant or legal advisor, you should benefit from the advice and recommendations within the report.
The report will provide feedback, advice and recommendations in the four categories below:
Should any of your responses indicate that one or more of your practices or policies is unlawful, it will be clearly flagged as a ‘Critical Point’ (CP). A red ‘warning’ box will be displayed. Critical Points must be addressed as a matter of urgency **No overall star rating will be provided until all Critical Points have been removed**
If you choose to do so, and you have reached a star rating that you are satisfied with, you can submit your Self-Assessment for Accreditation and Star Rating Award. The responses you have submitted in support of your application will be locked and cannot be amended, other than if returned for amendment by a verifier.
The cost of Licensing SAVI is based on a competitively priced fee of £100.
The fee is for self-assessment, plus subsequent 12 months’ Accreditation for a single site
All fees are plus VAT at the standard rate.