Getting to know your co workers is actually a crucial thing that ensures the safety of all patrons in the bar. The RSA course will teach you to look out for the safety of patrons who have had too much to drink, so that you can regulate their drinking and be aware of their safety. But to be able to apply this safety to patrons properly, you need to know your co-workers very well. These are the people that will share customers with you and will essentially ensure the smoothness and safety of the bar. So the better you know your co-workers the easier it is pass information about customers and what they are doing.
How do I get to know my co workers?
‘Well, we only work together in a very busy bar – there is no time for me to get to know the rest of the people that I work with!’ This is the perfect situation to get to know them, and you need to! This will improve the speed and reliability of the bar which is exactly what you will be looking for. So make time! You have to organise meetings outside the bar, you should organize times to meet and hang out! They don’t have to be your favorite people in the world, but who knows you could really like them!
Another important thing to note is that working with people you know and like can help you to really enjoy your job, it creates a fun and casual atmosphere. People like having a bar tender that is chatty and fun, who is eager to have a conversation, so practice your people skills with.
Serving highly alcoholic drinks
The Responsible Service of Alcohol course teaches you how to serve people in a safe manner and keep peoples nights incident free. But this can be rather hard in a bar atmosphere when people are drinking shots and doubles. These drinks are easy to serve because they are just like any other drink, you pour it into a shot glass and hand it out. The Responsible Service of Alcohol course teaches you to be aware of how much you are serving to ensure that drinks like spirits do not contain more then the customer thinks they are getting.
Beware of these Drinks!
There are several drinks that you should probably be aware of when serving.
You probably will not come across these high alcohol spirits in Australian bars but if you do, beware of serving these drinks with really high alcohol content to people who are unaware of what they are receiving.
See what Wikipedia has to say bout Absinthe
Absinthe has often been portrayed as a dangerously addictive psychoactive drug. The chemical compound thujone, although present in the spirit in only trace amounts, was blamed for its alleged harmful effects. By 1915, absinthe had been banned in the United States and in much of Europe, including France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland and the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Although absinthe was vilified, it has not been demonstrated to be any more dangerous than ordinary spirits. Any psychoactive properties attributed to absinthe, apart from that of the alcohol, have been much exaggerated. A revival of absinthe began in the 1990s, following the adoption of modern European Union food and beverage laws that removed longstanding barriers to its production and sale. By the early 21st century, nearly 200 brands of absinthe were being produced in a dozen countries, most notably in France, Switzerland, USA, Spain, and the Czech Republic.
What Do I Do If I Served Too Much?
If you have served too much alcohol to someone by serving more then the standard amount or serving to much of a high alcohol content drink then you will need to let the customer and your manager know.
So Grab Your RSA Course Certificate Today!
Get online today and complete the RSA Course, so that you too can work in the kind of environment that is fun and casual. This means that you will be able to apply for jobs in bars and restaurants, which can be challenging and fun work. But you do need your RSA Certificate to show that you are prepared to look out for the safety of those you are serving! Get started on the smooth and straight forward process.