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New training programme to encourage responsible alcohol service

Published on Apr 2, 2014 4:33 PM
 Mr Adam Chafetz and three trainers. -- PHOTO: ASIA PACIFIC BREWERIES SINGAPORE

Singapore now has its own trainers who will be able to teach alcohol servers to recognise and prevent alcohol-related problems among customers.

A two-day workshop ending Wednesday saw 12 people from the local hospitality industry certified as trainers for the Training for Intervention ProcedureS (Tips) programme, which originated in the United States.

Asia Pacific Breweries Singapore, which brought in the programme, and the Association of Bartenders and Sommeliers Singapore (ABSS), which will offer the training, hope to see servers and retailers of alcohol here pick up skills to serve alcohol more responsibly.

Tips was developed by Health Communications, Inc. President and chief executive Adam Chafetz came to Singapore to equip the trainers with skills such as having confidence in declining sales to intoxicated customers.

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