Sales & Supply of Alcohol Act 2012
Our Policy is to serve you in a friendly, responsible & professional manner so that you have an enjoyable shopping experience. In the event you are refused service, we ask that you understand that it is our duty to be responsible hosts by adhering to our legal obligations under the Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 (SSAA 2012).
Duty managers obtain their Licence Controller Qualification (LCQ) The LCQ demonstrates knowledge of the SSAA 2012, its implications for licensed premises and knowledge of host responsibility requirements as a duty manager of licensed premises. Furthermore, all our staff undergo training in order to do their job responsibly and understand their obligations to comply with the SSAA2012 Act.
Signage is displayed on the premises stating minors will not be served. Should you look under 25, you will be asked for ID. Please note that if any person in a group appears to be under 25, the group will be asked for ID at the time of purchase. If any person in the group cannot supply ID, we will not supply anyone in the group with alcohol. The acceptable forms of ID we accept are:
- Current NZ photo drivers’ license
- Current HNZ 18+ card
- Current passport
Staff are aware of the requirements & consequences as set out in the SSAA 2012 in respect of sale or supply to minors and the presence of minors on our premises according to the designation of our Liquor Licence.
Signage is displayed on the premises stating intoxicated persons will not be served. Our staff will identify & assess signs of intoxication by using the Intoxication Assessment Tool SCAB. Intoxication means observably affected by alcohol, other drugs, or other substances or a combination.
Assistance will be offered by the Manager to anyone on the premises who is intoxicated. This may include access to safe transport or other means to ensure their safety.
Low and non-alcoholic beverages are available for sale.
From time to time there may be promotions on premises. Where promotions are offered, they should not encourage or be likely to encourage the excessive consumption of alcohol. Water will be provided for all complementary tastings.
Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 – Acknowledgement of Responsibilities to Comply with the Law. It is Super Liquor Policy that all staff need to sign this acknowledgement form every quarter.
Super Liquor takes its legal responsibilities seriously. This document sets out actions and behaviours on our premises that are offences under the Act. We require you to acknowledge your responsibilities on behalf of the company in ensuring the law is complied with and these offences are not incurred in undertaking your duties. The offences are:
Sale and supply of alcohol to a minor
It is an offence under the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 to sell alcohol to any person under 18 years of age (a “minor”). The penalties upon conviction of selling to a minor are:
- For a licensee, a maximum fine of $10,000 and/or the suspension of the licence for 7 days;
- For a manager a maximum fine of $10,000; and
- For any other staff member a maximum fine of $2,000.
The Police can also apply to the Liquor Licensing Authority for the suspension or cancellation of our liquor licence and/or the suspension or cancellation of a Manager’s Certificate.
In order to protect you and our liquor licence Proof of Age documentation MUST be requested where a person appears to be 25 years or younger. The only acceptable forms of photo identification are:
- A Current NZ photo driver’s licence
- A Current NZ or overseas passport
- A Current HANZ 18+ Card
In our premises there must be no exceptions, No ID = No Service. If someone cannot prove they are 18 years old or over, then they must not be served. If you are in any doubt, please contact the Duty Manager.
Group Sales Policy
When a group of people enter the store, and any member of the group that appears to be under the age of 25, the group must be asked for ID at the time of purchase. If any person in that group cannot supply ID, you may NOT supply ANYONE in the group with alcohol.
A minor in a restricted area or unaccompanied in a supervised area
Minors are not allowed to be in restricted areas or to be unaccompanied in a supervised area and it is an offence for a licensee or manager to allow such a situation to occur. The penalty upon conviction is a maximum fine of $2,000.
Sale and supply of alcohol to intoxicated people
Alcohol cannot be sold to intoxicated people. The penalties upon conviction of doing so are:
- A maximum fine of $10,000 for a manager or licensee;
- A suspension of the licensee’s license for up to 7 days;
- A maximum fine of $2,000 for other staff;
Unauthorised sale or supply
It is an offence to sell and supply alcohol for consumption on the premises or to let people consume alcohol on the premises unless it is permitted by provisions in the Act (eg tastings). The penalties upon conviction of doing so are:
- A maximum fine for the licensee or the manager of $20,000;
- The suspension of the licensee’s licence for up to 7 days;
Intoxicated while on duty
No-one can be intoxicated whilst on duty. The penalties upon conviction are:
- A maximum fine of $4,000 for a manager;
- A maximum fine of $2,000 for an employee;
Permitting an intoxicated person to remain on licensed premises
An intoxicated person is not permitted to remain on licensed premises. The penalties upon conviction are:
A maximum fine of $5,000 for a licensee or manager;
It is an offence for a licensee or manager to allow any violent, quarrelsome, insulting or disorderly conduct to take place on licensed premises. The penalties upon conviction is a maximum fine of $10,000.
I have read this document and understand my responsibilities in ensuring the law is complied with in my job. I agree to carry out my duties in a way which ensures the law as set out in this document is complied with.
Intoxicated means observably affected by alcohol, other drugs, or other substances (or a combination of two or all of those things) to such a degree that two or more of the following are evident:
- Behaviour is impaired
- Coordination is impaired
- Speech is impaired
Indicators may include but not limited to: