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Secure your Licensed Premises

Licensing SAVI saves licence holders and licensed premises time and money by bringing together the guidance, standards and advice that is provided by Police and Local Authority Licensing Officers and other Responsible Authorities.

What is Licensing SAVI?

Licensing Security and Vulnerability Initiative (Licensing SAVI) is a confidential self-assessment tool designed to help the owners and operators of licensed premises provide a safer and more secure environment for their managers, staff, customers and local communities. It does this by providing personalised advice and recommendations, many of which will assist you in working closely with Responsible Authorities and comply with the Licensing Act 2003, promoting its four Licensing Objectives:

  • The Prevention of Crime and Disorder
  • Public Safety
  • The Prevention of Public Nuisance
  • The Protection of Children from Harm

YouGov research commissioned by Licensing SAVI shows how important safety has become in the hospitality sector today with women and individuals from minority groups among those feeling most vulnerable.

Why use Licensing SAVI?

  • Reaching the required standard enables you to apply for Accreditation and the Licensing SAVI Award which can be used to promote the safety of your business to your customers

  • Provides information on effective management practices and operational security as well as some practical examples

  • Demonstrates compliance to the Licensing Act 2003 to the Responsible Authorities

  • Forms part of your application under the Licensing Act 2003, assisting you with future refurbishments and ensuring the highest levels of safety and security are achieved

  • Helps to prioritise improvements, build upon areas of existing good practice and further raise safety and security standards 

  • Provides advice and guidance to enable development of a comprehensive staff training package

Licensed Premises

Licensing SAVI Award for Licensed Premises

Once you have completed the Licensing SAVI assessment, you will have the opportunity to market this achievement by applying for the Licensing SAVI Award.

This is a star-rated award scheme that will enable you to show the public that you operate a licensed premises that’s as safe and secure as possible. 


Royal Opera House, London

"The safety of everyone who steps through our doors is our number one priority at the Royal Opera House, and we are delighted to have been recognised as a five-star venue in this regard."

The Mill, Suffolk

"We are grateful to have the Licensing SAVI scheme in place as it has benefited our venue, staff, and customers."

M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool

“We are pleased to have been awarded Licensing SAVI accreditation - we are committed to providing a safe and secure environment for all our customers and staff."

The Warren, Kettering

"Schemes like Licensing SAVI are vital in making sure our pubs are a safe and welcoming environment for all.”

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

"We are professional certificate collectors and this one is the pride of our collection."

Labyrinth, Bath

"Achieving this recognition shows our hard work and dedication to our customers is seen by every single person who chooses to visit us."