Self-monitoring plans for alcohol must be prepared by the end of this year
The new Alcohol Act requires a self-monitoring plan as one of the prerequisites for licensing. Even current licence holders must draw up a written self-monitoring plan, comply with it and keep a record of compliance. The plan must also be kept up to date.
Self-monitoring is an activity to ensure that business is conducted in a manner required by law. The self-monitoring plan must describe the risks of the adverse impacts referred to in the Alcohol Act, and indicate how compliance with the law is monitored, how risk management is implemented in critical situations, and how deviations observed will be corrected.
All licence holders referred to in the Alcohol Act must have a self-monitoring plan for alcohol by 31 December 2018.
Holders of retail and serving licences do not have to submit their self-monitoring plan to the licensing authority, but the plan must be made available to the personnel implementing it and to the supervisory authorities.
Holders of wholesale and manufacturing licences must submit their self-monitoring plans by 31 December 2018 to Valvira at email@example.com or P.O.Box 210, 00281 Helsinki.
Self-monitoring of retail sale and the related forms (in Finnish)
For an overview on the issues relevant to serving alcohol, please see our guidelines Serving of alcoholic beverages on licensed premises.
Kari Kunnas, Head of Unit
Tel. +358 295 209 610 (serving on licensed premises and retail sale)
Kristiina Meriläinen, Senior Officer, Legal Affairs
Tel. +358 295 209 517 (wholesale and manufacturing)