Festivals & Events
There are thousands of festivals and events every year, some small and local, some massive and international. Getting the age restrictions right at beer tents, gin stands, craft beer and tobacco kiosks can be challenging
Often individual retailers on site, you need to comply with your own legal obligations, but also the requirements of the site owner, who may have particular requirements placed on their licence to operate the event. You need to take active steps to prevent young customers from accessing age restricted products. This includes creating an expectation of challenge for ID by displaying appropriate warning signage, being prepared for young customers by training your staff and checking that your age check systems are working. As a site owner or festival organiser, you might want to organise these checks together.
How can the Age Check Certification Scheme help festivals and events?
We test that age check systems work. We do this through audits, test purchasing and mystery shopping. We can visit festivals and events attempting to enter age restricted enclosures, place bets or buy alcohol. We can provide the industry standard signage for all parts of the event and provide specialised training for full time and casual event staff.
Why do I have to get this done?
Festivals and events will be subject to local licensing and planning restrictions which are likely to place strict obligations on both venue owners and the individual businesses operating at the event to take steps to prevent the underage gambling or consumption of alcohol. The penalties for failing to comply can be substantial including the forced closure of the racetrack. You can find out more about the local laws that apply here.
What posters and materials do I need to be compliant?
What training do I need for our staff?
How do I get my age check systems tested?
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