Aberdeen-based live events venue, P&J Live, has become the first venue in Scotland to be awarded the five-star Licensing Security and Vulnerability Initiative (SAVI) accreditation.

The star-rated award scheme, run and delivered by the Police Crime Prevention Initiatives, aims to provide safer and more secure environments for managers, staff, customers and the local community by promoting four Licensing Objectives: The Prevention of Crime and Disorder, Public Safety, The Prevention of Public Nuisance, and The Protection of Children from Harm.

For the first time, this accreditation brings together information from official sources including Police Licensing Authorities and the Fire and Rescue Services into one place and provides management practices and operational security to run a safer and more secure venue.

Ross McLeod, Head of Security at P&J Live, said: “The safety of our visitors in our number one priority and by receiving this accreditation, and applying various different strategies for safety, such as ‘Ask for Angela’, we can ensure our customers feel safe and comfortable at all times when visiting our venue. We’re delighted to be the first licensed venue in Scotland to receive this standard.”

Mark Morgan, Business Manager, Licensing Security & Vulnerability Initiative, said: “I’m delighted that we have our first Licensing SAVI accredited venue in Scotland and congratulate Ross and the team at P&J Live for their efforts. Having spoken to Ross it was clear to see the extensive knowledge and detailed operating practices in place to maximise the safety of both guests and staff at the venue. This is exactly what people expect – that they’re as safe as possible when out at events and / or socialising, so well done to all involved.”

For more information on P&J Live visit www.pandjlive.com

For more information on the ‘Ask for Angela’ campaign, please visit https://www.met.police.uk/police-forces/metropolitan-police/areas/about-us/about-the-met/campaigns/ask-for-angela/

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