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For the first time in history, the nightlife sectors in Europe, America, Asia and Mexico will be unified as the International Nightlife Association (INA), representing 80,000 venues worldwide.

The INA will be presenting the “SECURE NIGHTLIFE VENUE” program to curb gun violence and eliminate fire tragedies where 3,697 people have died so far. 


Taking advantage of this union, the INTERNATIONAL NIGHTLIFE ASSOCIATION has taken the first step to improve public safety in nightlife venues and protect the establishment's audience by distinguishing certified "safe premises" around the world. The International Nightlife Association, the certifying company and a cooperative initiative by the public and private sector providing safety and security guidelines; will be explaining the content and effects of the “SECURE NIGHTLIFE VENUE”program and how venues can get certified once compliance standards have been verified.

  
From fires to celebrity gunfights, daily news headlines are showcasing the local tragedies that went beyond the tipping point. It’s vital that we do everything we can to calm our streets and curb preventable violence. These are fires with at least 100 deaths in nightclubs and party halls that could have been avoided if our NIGHTLIFE SAFE international security and safety standards were implemented.
  • 23/04/1940: 198 deaths party hall Natchez, Mississippi (USA). 
  • 28/11/1942: 491 deaths "Cocoanut Grove" nightclub, Boston (USA). 
  • 01/12/1970: 146 deaths "Cinq sept" club Saint Laurent de Pont (France). 
  • 13/05/1972: 116 deaths nightclub, Osaka (Japan). 
  • 03/11/1974: 154 deaths party hall, Seul (South Korea). 
  • 28/05/1977: 164 deaths "Beverly Hills" Cabaret, Southgate, Kentucky (USA). 
  • 27/11/1994: 234 deaths nightclub, Fuxin (China). 
  • 18/03/1996: 152 deaths "Ozone“ nightclub, Manila (Philippines). 
  • 27/12/2000: 320 deaths nightclub, Luoyang (China). 
  • 12/10/2002: 202 deaths nightclub, car bomb, Bali (Indonesia). 
  • 30/10/2002: 100 deaths party hall, Ho Chi Minh (Vietnam). 
  • 20/02/2003: 100 deaths "Station“ club, West Warwick, Rhode Island (USA).
  • 30/12/2004: 193 deaths "República Cromañón" nightclub , Buenos Aires (Argentina). 
  • 04/12/2009: 156 deaths "El cavall coix“ nightclub,Perm (Russia). 
  • 27/01/2013: 231 deaths "Kiss" club, Santa Maria (Brazil).
  • 30/10/2015:  30 killed in “Colective” club, Bucharest (Romania).

The aim of the Program is to foster the participation of and dialogue between various stakeholders, including governments, civil society organizations and the scientific and academic communities, so as to promote safety policies for worldwide nightlife management, so as to create awareness of security-related problems, motivate commitment at the highest level for their solution, and thus promote better management of resources at local, regional, national and international levels.

  

BEST PRACTICES FOR NIGHTLIFE ESTABLISHMENTS

Developing a Safe Nightlife Atmosphere

  • Security
  • Intoxication 
  • Sexual Assaults 
  • Employees 
  • Age Verification
  • Promoters 
  • Club Policies
  • Police – Community Relations

Response to Serious Criminal Incidents – “The Crime Scene”

  • Pre-Incident 
  • Post-Incident 
  • Relevant Penal Law Sections 

Counterterrorism Best Practices

  • Terrorist Strategy 
  • Terrorist Goals 
  • Terrorist Target Selection 
  • Terrorism and the Nightlife Industry 
  • Terrorists View Nightlife Businesses as Attractive Targets for Attacks 
  • Characteristics of Terrorist Attacks 
  • Counterterrorism Security Planning for Nightlife Establishments 
  • Physical Security and Counterterrorism 
  • Use of Closed Circuit Television in Counterterrorism Security Plan 
  • Searching Establishments as Part of a Counterterrorism Security Plan 
  • Door Supervisors 
  • Evacuation Plan
  • Communications 
  • Hostile Surveillance 
  • Identification of Suicide Bombers 
  • Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Devices (VBIEDs) 
  • Recommendations 
  • NYPD SHIELD Bomb Threat Checklist 
  • NYPD SHIELD Guidelines for Suspicious Mail or Packages 
  • NYPD SHIELD Criminal Description Form 
  • “If You See Something, Say Something” Poster 
  • Incident Report 

Source:  NYNA & NYPD 

 

NATIONAL HOST SECURITY TRAINING

  

This workshop is an absolute must for all owners, managers and of course, every bar or club security host. This is the most comprehensive security-training program in the country and has stood up against courtroom scrutiny, law enforcement inspection and is way above the Hospitality Industry Standard of Care for in house security guards or “bouncers.” Our partners have taught this program to over 3,000 bar and club employees nationwide and this is the only security training program endorsed by multiple national and international insurance carriers who offer premium discounts for our Certificates of Completion. The topics taught in this comprehensive workshop are:

  • Guard Duties and Responsibilities
  • Powers to Arrest and Citizen’s Detention
  • Conflict Resolution and Legal Limits to Using Force
  • Criminal, Civil and Administrative Liabilities
  • Alcohol Service Rules and Regulations
  • Recognition of Fake & False Identification
  • Recognition of Club Drug & Narcotics Usage
  • Disaster and Terrorism Awareness
  • Much, Much More...
This Workshop is a National Host Security Certification Program and if you’re from California, this is the new mandated California Licensing Training (PSO) for all California In House Security Guards or “Bouncers”. We will be presenting this Certification and Licensing program using our Hybrid Training format that will combine 12-hours of pre-show Online Training and our interactive 5-hour In Person Training.
  
OPERATIONS & APPLICATIONS

Local schemes run to a nationally agreed process as follows:

Stage 1 – Local Launches & Applications: The schemes are launched locally and applications are invited from eligible venues. Applicants are provided with information packs to assist them in bringing their premises up to the required standard in advance of assessments. Local areas re-launch their scheme annually (running in line with financial years). 


Stage 2 – The Assessment: A mutually agreeable date is set for an assessment to be carried out at the relevant premises. Assessments can take between 2 - 3 hours depending on various factors such as venue size and process experience. Assessors vary including police, fire & licensing/trading standards officers. The inspection focuses on the five key elements in Alcohol Licensing, namely, Prevention of Crime & Disorder, Securing Public Safety, Preventing Public Nuisance, Protecting and Improving Public Health and Protecting Children from Harm.

Themes included in the inspection include Capacity, Security, Drinks/Drunkenness, Drugs, Theft, Disorder, Terrorism Awareness, First Aid, Management, Glass, Fire Safety, Building Safety, Transport, Disability, Noise, Community Engagement, Public Health and Children.

VENUE CATEGORIES: 

  • Small Independent Pub / Bar
  • Pub / Bar
  • Nightclub
  • Hotel Bar
  • Specialist Entertainment Venue
Venues are asked to self-identify however, Assessors and Local Coordinators will apply judgment to ensure all venues fall within the most appropriate category, thus ensuring the fairness of the awards.  


Stage 3 – Judging: Following the assessment visit, scoring booklets are marked and each application will be allocated a score. Points are allocated for ‘Essential’, ‘Desired’ and ‘Bonus’ categories. Venues must achieve ALL essential points to be accredited. Those which demonstrate additional points will receive a higher award.

A neutral panel will sit at a local level to determine the appropriate level of award i.e. Bronze, Silver or Gold, based on the scoring booklets. 


Stage 4 – Local Awards & National Best Awards areas hold their own awards ceremonies where venues meeting the accreditation standard are awarded pin badges and plaques which they will be able to display inside and outside their premises to assist in promoting their venue. 
 

 

INTERNATIONAL AWARDS SHOW


The international awards are held annually in October, odd years in Ibiza and even years in Las Vegas, and are a highly prestigious and well attended event by 500 of the most influential players in the nightlife industry.


Once national accreditation processes have been completed, Local Coordinators are invited to nominate relevant premises to be considered for the international awards, where recognition is given to the top performers in each of the mainstream categories.

If you do not achieve accreditation, we do not leave it there. We will support you and advise on areas where that can be improved. It may be simple things that need improving, but we are there to help.
  

GOLDEN MOONS - WORLDS BEST CLUB

  • WORLD’S BEST 100 CLUBS

  • WORLD'S BEST CLUB

 

GOLDEN MOONS - Categories

  • Best nightlife business development 

  • Best nightlife business group 

  • Best government supporting the nightlife industry 

  • Best nightlife awareness campaign 

  • Best Security Action

 

GOLDEN MOONS - Subcategories

  • Most Historical Club

  • Best Sound System 

  • Best Bookings 

  • Best Customer Service 

  • Best VIP Service 

  • Best Medical Service 

  • Best Marketing Strategy 

  • Best Franchise 

  • Best Nightlife Career

  

This workshop is an absolute must for all owners, managers and of course, every bar or club security host. This is the most comprehensive security-training program in the country and has stood up against courtroom scrutiny, law enforcement inspection and is way above the Hospitality Industry Standard of Care for in house security guards or “bouncers.” Our partners have taught this program to over 3,000 bar and club employees nationwide and this is the only security training program endorsed by multiple national and international insurance carriers who offer premium discounts for our Certificates of Completion. The topics taught in this comprehensive workshop are:

  • Guard Duties and Responsibilities
  • Powers to Arrest and Citizen’s Detention
  • Conflict Resolution and Legal Limits to Using Force
  • Criminal, Civil and Administrative Liabilities
  • Alcohol Service Rules and Regulations
  • Recognition of Fake & False Identification
  • Recognition of Club Drug & Narcotics Usage
  • Disaster and Terrorism Awareness
  • Much, Much More...
This Workshop is a National Host Security Certification Program and if you’re from California, this is the new mandated California Licensing Training (PSO) for all California In House Security Guards or “Bouncers”. We will be presenting this Certification and Licensing program using our Hybrid Training format that will combine 12-hours of pre-show Online Training and our interactive 5-hour In Person Training at the 2015 Nightclub & Bar Show.
  
OPERATIONS & APPLICATIONS

Local schemes run to a nationally agreed process as follows:

Stage 1 – Local Launches & Applications: The schemes are launched locally and applications are invited from eligible venues. Applicants are provided with information packs to assist them in bringing their premises up to the required standard in advance of assessments. Local areas re-launch their scheme annually (running in line with financial years). 


Stage 2 – The Assessment: A mutually agreeable date is set for an assessment to be carried out at the relevant premises. Assessments can take between 2 - 3 hours depending on various factors such as venue size and process experience. Assessors vary across Scotland including police, fire & licensing/trading standards officers. The inspection focuses on the five key elements in Acohol Licensing, namely, Prevention of Crime & Disorder, Securing Public Safety, Preventing Public Nuisance, Protecting and Improving Public Health and Protecting Children from Harm.

Themes included in the inspection include Capacity, Security, Drinks/Drunkenness, Drugs, Theft, Disorder, Terrorism Awareness, First Aid, Management, Glass, Fire Safety, Building Safety, Transport, Disability, Noise, Community Engagement, Public Health and Children.

VENUES: 

  • The categories which premises can apply for accreditation under are:
  • Small Independent Pub / Bar
  • Pub / Bar
  • Nightclub
  • Hotel Bar
  • Specialist Entertainment Venue
Venues are asked to self-identify however, Assessors and Local Coordinators will apply judgment to ensure all venues fall within the most appropriate category, thus ensuring the fairness of the awards.  


Stage 3 – Judging: Following the assessment visit, scoring booklets are marked and each application will be allocated a score. Points are allocated for ‘Essential’, ‘Desired’ and ‘Bonus’ categories. Venues must achieve ALL essential points to be accredited. Those which demonstrate additional points will receive a higher award.

A neutral panel will sit at a local level to determine the appropriate level of award i.e. Bronze, Silver or Gold, based on the scoring booklets. 


Stage 4 – Local Awards: Local Best Bar None areas hold their own awards ceremonies where venues meeting the accreditation standard are awarded pin badges and plaques which they will be able to display inside and outside their premises to assist in promoting their venue. 
 

Unique national awards can also be accessed independently of venue category:

1) Best Use of Innovation
2) Best Public Health Initiative
3) Heart of the Community

Unique national awards can also be accessed independently of venue category:

1) Best Use of Innovation
2) Best Public Health Initiative
3) Heart of the Community