Designated supervisory staff
A supervisory staff person designated to:
- Monitor the event and the egress/exit door(s) to keep clear in case of emergency
- Carry out the approved Emergency Evacuation Procedures
- Ensure the allowable number of persons for the event is not exceeded
- Check identification in case of serving alcohol
The designated supervisory staff has the responsibility for the health and safety of the people attending, working and volunteering in the event.
A doorway to provide evacuation from the floor area to an open public thoroughfare, or an exterior open space protected from fire exposure from the building and having access to an open public thoroughfare
The uppermost storey having its floor level not more than two metres above grade
The setup of the building in which the event is taking place, which includes bringing and setting up of equipment, supplies, and decorations
The FoodSafe Program is a comprehensive food safety training program designed for the food service industry. FoodSafe courses are available face-to-face, online, and by correspondence, and are recognized throughout BC and across Canada as meeting the requirements for food safety training for food service industry workers.
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High hazard industrial occupancy
An industrial occupancy containing sufficient quantities of high combustible and flammable or explosive material which, because of their inherent characteristics, constitute a special fire hazard. Some occupancy examples include:
- Spray painting
- Paint manufacturing
- Mattress factory
- Flammable material storage
- Paper recycling plants
- Tire storage
- High alcohol content distilleries
- Dry cleaning plants using flammable cleaning solvents
The tearing down and vacating of the event, which includes taking down of equipment, supplies, and decorations
A calculation that defines the maximum number of people allowed at the event in any given time, which is stated in the issued licence, based on the floor area and the width of the exits
A space which has the appropriate permits, such as a City of Vancouver permit that states retail use is allowed
Serving It Right
A mandatory self-study course that educates licensees, managers, and servers about their legal responsibilities when serving alcohol, and provides effective techniques to prevent problems related to over-service
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Slab on grade
The floor of a building that is constructed of concrete supported by solid ground without suspended slab
||Sound measurement location
(measured 1.2 m above ground)
|Allowable sound level
|A lane or street between the event site and affected neighbour
||Outside the property line of the affected neighbour
||Day time: 70 dBC
Night time: 65 dBC
|No lane or street between the event site and affected neighbour
||Outside the property line of the event site
||Day time: 70 dBC
Night time: 65 dBC
Anytime: 3 dBA above ambient sound
- Day time is from 7:00am to 10:00pm on any weekday or Saturday, and from 10:00am to 10:00pm on any Sunday or holiday.
- Night time is any time outside of day time hours.
- Anytime is inclusive of day and night time.
- dBA is a weighting system which approximates human perception to sounds of moderate intensity.
- dBC is a C-weighting system used for lower sounds such as bass sounds.
- Leq is an average sound level reading taken over a period of time.
Special Occasion Licence (SOL)
A Special Occasion Licence permits you to serve, sell, and consume alcohol at your event, celebration, or community festival. Licences are regulated by the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch, Ministry of Public
Safety and Solicitor General, and issued by the Liquor Distribution Branch.
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A person who is responsible for ensuring that:
- No minors are served liquor or allowed in designated liquor service areas
- Alcohol consumption is restricted to the licensed area
- The event does not exceed maximum capacity.
Supervisory staff is required when there is liquor service at an event. The number of required supervisory staff is based on the number of guests, and supervisory staff can play a dual role as a designated supervisory staff.