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Glossop pub, club and bar workers pour in for licensing law training

Posted on 25th November 2016

Pub, club and bar workers from Glossop have been studying for a qualification in responsible alcohol sales as part of the Intoxicated campaign.

Intoxicated is run by Derbyshire police and High Peak Borough Council and aims to crack down on alcohol-related offences by raising awareness of the law around the sale of alcohol to people who have already had too much.

Throughout the day on Tuesday, November 22, Chris Theyer of Remscott Training and Development was joined by PC Sandra Barlow from Buxton’s Licensing Team to host the dedicated training day.

The training session took place at Glossop Police Station which saw pub, club and bar workers studying for a Level 1 Award in Responsible Alcohol Retailing (ARAR).

The training touched on a wide variety of topics including how to recognise drunkenness, licensing law, checking identifications, personal safety and how pubs, clubs and bars can help cut alcohol-related crimes.

PC Sandra Barlow from the Buxton Licensing Team said: “Intoxicated is all about making people aware of the law and protecting the general public, to make sure they can go to a pub and be safe.

“Our campaign has been running for four years now and providing support and training to local pubs, clubs and off-licences is a vital part of our work.”

PC Barlow continued: “This is the third time that we have offered the training and qualification to bar staff to compliment the work we do around the Intoxicated campaign. I am really pleased with the level of interest and commitment shown from those taking part.

“By increasing knowledge and awareness of responsible alcohol sales and supporting licensees we also hope to have a positive impact within our communities, by helping to reduce and prevent incidents of alcohol related anti-social behaviour and crime in the night time economy.”

This session is one of many planned training sessions to provide bar workers with the qualifications they need to help support responsible alcohol sales on the Buxton Division.

The sessions are set to take place across the High Peak, Derbyshire Dales, and Chesterfield. 

To find out more about the campaign, visit and search for ‘Intoxicated’.

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