Prevention Services in Partnership with the Central Region Prevention
Resource Center sponsors Training for Intervention Procedures (TIPS
Training) for area restaurants, bars and establishments that serve
alcohol on their premises or sell alcohol for off premise use.
are an important component of a community’s strategy to reduce the risk
of problems associated with alcohol outlets. They focus on the
attitudes, knowledge, skills, and practices of persons involved in
selling or serving alcoholic beverages. The trainings’ primary goal
is to prevent sales of alcoholic beverages to underage and intoxicated
patrons and reduce the risks of intoxication occurring on a particular
businesses’ premises. Businesses that participate and complete this
training will have servers certified with the TIPS program for three
years. There is a small fee for participating in this class.
help both local businesses and our community.
are informed of techniques to identify and refuse service to intoxicated
and underage patrons;
learn to develop and implement policies and procedures to support
servers’ intervention techniques;
staff is better able to manage problem behavior without escalating
aggression or increasing the risk of danger to the safety of the
belligerent patron or innocent bystanders.
understand the physiological effects of alcohol on the body and
behavior, including the signs and stages of intoxication.
develop basic skills designed to prevent or limit sales and service to
minors and intoxicated patrons.
with TIPS is the Responsible Beverage Service (RBS) training,
certified through the New York State Liquor Authority. The primary
benefit of participating in this training is mitigated penalties offered
to licensees with trained staff if they are found to have violated laws
prohibiting sales to minors or intoxicated persons. There may also be a
reduction of the cost of your liability insurance if your carrier
recognizes the TIPS or RBS trainings.
Mountain View Prevention Services at 315-376-2321 for additional
information or to register for the next class.