GCASA offers training for businesses that sell alcohol

Posted 20 November 2018 at 10:05 am

Press Release, GCASA

ALBION – GCASA’s Responsible Server Training is designed specifically to educate people who sell or serve alcohol whether on a daily basis or only occasionally.

The Responsible Server Training is a state-approved Alcohol Training Awareness Program and is available year round. The training is an education based program for all businesses, groups and individuals who sell or serve alcoholic beverages.

“Many people who sell or serve alcoholic beverages are not even aware of the liability they expose themselves to when selling or serving alcohol to the community,” said Pat Crowley, director of Orleans United Drug-Free Communities Coalition. “For this reason, and the recent arrests of four individuals working in Orleans County alcohol establishments we would like to waive the $10 fee per individual and offer this service to them free of charge.”

The program is designed to educate employees of bars, restaurants, supermarkets, convenience stores, liquor stores, fire departments and other establishments that sell or serve alcoholic beverages to help create the kind of environment that promotes safety and responsibility wherever alcohol is sold. Those completing the training receive state certification that is valid for three years.  Some of the topics covered are:

• How alcohol affects the brain

• Behavioral indicators and how can they be used to assess a customer

• Alcohol Beverage Control laws and liability

• Valid and non-valid forms of identification

• How to document alcohol related incidents

To schedule a training for your establishment or for individuals to attend a regularly scheduled monthly training at GCASA, please contact Sherri Bensley, Assistant Director of Prevention, at 585-331-8742.

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