A new poster campaign has been launched to help licensees raise awareness of the laws on buying alcohol for a drunken person, or knowingly selling alcohol to a person who is drunk. As well as supporting staff, the posters will raise public awareness, helping to ensure a safe and sociable drinking environment for all.
The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has worked with National Pubwatch and Drinkaware, with input from the Home Office, to create the two new designs, which can be downloaded free of charge from the BBPA’s website.
Brigid Simmonds, chief executive of the BBPA, said: “These posters are designed to help licensees, who can be put in a very difficult position and risk breaking the law if pressured to serve drunken customers.
“We need to make sure that the public fully understands that these are offences. Working in partnership with the Home Office, National Pubwatch and Drinkaware on initiatives such as this is a highly effective way of promoting responsible retailing.”