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LIQUOR LICENCE ACT 1974

Security on licensed premises with disc jockey, live band or live music after 10:00

p.m. 39A

(1) Within twelve months of the coming into operation of this Act, a licensed person

who engages the services of a disc jockey, or has a live band or live music on the licensed premises to which the licence applies, after 10:00 p.m., shall also engage the services of security guards for the purpose of maintaining security.

(2) The ratio of the capacity of the licensed premises to the number of security guards shall be—

    • (a)

      for licensed premises with a capacity not exceeding 35 persons, at least one security guard;

    • (b)

      for licensed premises with a capacity exceeding 35 persons but not exceeding 50 persons, at least two security guards; and

    • (c)

      for licensed premises with a capacity exceeding 50 persons, at least one security guard for every 50 persons.

  • (3)

    The Minister may in consultation with the Commissioner of Police and the Chief

Fire Officer, by Order subject to the negative resolution procedure—

(a) provide for the means by which the capacity of licensed premises is determined; and

(b) amend the ratio of the capacity of licensed premises to security guards, under subsection (2).

(4) An Order made under subsection (3) may make different provisions for indoor and outdoor licensed premises and different circumstances.

(5) A licensed person who fails to comply with subsection (1) or (2), commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding $3,000.

(6) For the purposes of this section “capacity” means the maximum number of persons a licensed premises is permitted by law to accommodate.

[Section 39A inserted by 2010 : 29 s. 4 effective 1 June 2010]

Training for managers, supervisors and persons in charge of bars

39B

(1) Within twelve months of the coming into operation of this Act, every licensed

person shall require every manager, supervisor or person in charge of a bar from which alcohol is provided or sold for consumption on the licensed premises, to be certified as having completed a training programme on responsible alcohol sales and service,

prescribed in regulations made under this Act.

(2) A manager, supervisor or a person in charge of a bar from which alcohol is provided or sold for consumption on the licensed premises shall—

(a) while on duty, carry on his person his certificate as evidence that he has been certified as having successfully completed the programme referred to in subsection (1); and

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