St. Patrick's Day 2020 - Alcohol Safety Quick Tips



St. Patrick's Day (March 17th) is one of the biggest drinking holidays of the year. Rankings vary, but on most lists it is considered one of the top four holidays for drinking.
 
As you are tapping the green beer kegs, remember that it is also one of the most dangerous holidays of the year. Heavy drinking can lead to alcohol poisoning and drunk driving or other unsafe decisions. Profit is important, but the safety of your team, patrons, and community is paramount. Make sure your team keeps alcohol safety top of mind as they prepare for the busy weekend. 
 
Steps for your servers to remember:  
  • Offer water and/or food in between drinks.
  • Try not to push drinks, wait for patron to finish before offering another round.
  • If you notice a patron in intoxicated, offer to call an Uber, Lyft, or even a friend to get them home safe.
  • If you see an unsafe situation, call the police.
 
Who should know how to check IDs?
  • Servers
  • Sellers
  • Security/Bouncers
  • Owners/Managers
Anyone that can serve, sell, or handle a drink should know how to properly check IDs.
 
 
When checking IDs, use the FEAR method. What does FEAR stand for?
 
Feel the ID for any irregularities
 
Examine the ID for any errors or questionable information
 
Ask questions regarding the information on the ID
 
Return the ID to the guest
 
 
We hope you and your team have a successful and safe St. Patrick's Day! 
 
This blog is not intended to be a substitute for the user's judgement and common sense.
Any errors are unintentional.


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