The legislation that applies to licensing consultations is the Licensing Act 2003. This Act sets out the licensing objectives that must be promoted by the licensing authority in carrying out its duties. These are:

  • The prevention of crime and disorder
  • Public safety
  • The prevention of public nuisance
  • The protection of children from harm

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority (SYFRA) are a Responsible Authority as defined in the Licensing Act 2003.

“Public Safety” is the licensing objective that will be addressed through any consultations with SYFRA.

The legislation that applies to fire safety as part of the consultation process is The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.

SYFRA have issued a Licensing Policy Statement which sets out the procedures that will be followed when receiving any licensing consultation from Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham or Sheffield Councils Licensing Authorities.

A SYFRA Fire Safety document designed to assist Responsible Persons who are in control of Licensed Premises is available here.

Below are a number of documents which may assist the Responsible Person who is applying for any type of Licence, or who is in control of Licensed Premises to comply with their Fire Safety responsibilities.

Licensing Policy Statement

Fire Safety Advice for Licensed Premises

Food Concessions Risk Assessment Template

Traders and Market Stalls Risk Assessment Template

For any further advice regarding fire safety in licensed premises please use the Get in Touch section of our website.


This content was last updated on November 01st, 2017