The scheme is aimed at those persons who sell alcohol in licensed premises, specifically off licences. Its' aim is to remind businesses of their legal responsibilities, promote a responsible sales attitude, discourage young people from buying or attempting to buy alcohol and to inform adults who buy or attempt to buy alcohol for or on behalf of under 18s, of their legal responsibilities.
The scheme, although directed specifically towards alcohol, also promotes awareness of problems posed by other age related products, such as tobacco, aerosols, DVDs, knives and fireworks.
The scheme is designed to assist retailers and their staff to recognise the issues, deal with difficult situations, support and advise customers with the intention of offering an overall benefit to the community in which they operate.
Trading Standards Officers will give licensees and their staff free training and the opportunity to participate in a committed partnership to improve standards.
To apply to join the Responsible Retailer Scheme please contact John Brabbin by telephone on 01942 404625 or by e-mail J.Brabbin@wigan.gov.uk.