Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The What and Why of Responsible Alcohol Service


Alcohol intoxication is a worldwide problem. This is why it’s crucial to understand the harmful effects of alcohol intoxication, whether you are a hospitality business owner or a bar worker. Violence, drunk driving, property damage and unexpected deaths can be avoided if you’re able to prevent patrons from drinking beyond their capacity. In connection to this, you should be skilled in recognising signs of intoxication, refusing to serve intoxicated customers, and dealing with intoxicated patrons appropriately.

In Victoria, Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) training is mandatory for people employed to serve alcohol. RSA aims to make trainees realize their obligations in serving alcohol responsibly. If you plan to set up a business or pursue a career in the hospitality industry, you need to look into RSA courses now.

To be exact, a good RSA course should be able to provide sound knowledge about:

  • alcohol and the body – Alcohol is hazardous especially when consumed irresponsibly. Thus, it is important to be served in the right amount and mix.
  • alcohol laws – Before serving alcohol to anyone, you must consider: the allowed drinking age; the duties entailed in the responsible serving of alcoholic drinks; and the consequences of RSA violations.
  • refusal of service – Patrons are usually offended by refusal of service. Troubles can be avoided by refusing patrons professionally and subtly. If incidents transpire because of refusal of service, it must be promptly and properly recorded.
  • safe environment promotion – Drinkers behave according to the kind of environment they’re in. Premises housing rave parties will definitely encourage wild drinking. Through an RSA training, you will learn how to good systems and implement protective measures to ensure safety of your business and your patrons.
If you want to learn more about RSA, read through this infographic via Victorian Bar School.

What You Need to Know About The Responsible Service of Alcohol


Friday, August 15, 2014

Four Tips on How Not to Be Sick



Do you wonder why some people don't get sick as often as you do? I believe their healthy state doesn't involve magic. They simply are disciplining themselves to be healthy. If you don't want to get sick ever, here are some tips that you can try.

Exercise and Train Your Body - Most athletes do not get stick because they exercise and train their bodies to be strong. All forms of exercise are good for bodily circulation. They prod the cells to regenerate in your body. Specifically, they increase the number of white cells which are your body's defense against sickness causing bacteria and viruses.

Keep Your Mouth Clean - Dental and medical experts confirm the connection between dental and overall health. In fact, these specialists advice many to have their dental problems cured the soonest possible as they can cause serious health problems like cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and even premature birth  among unborn babies. In addition to toothbrushing, floss and gargle with antiseptic mouthwash.


Avoid Stress - Stress weakens the body's immune system. Consequently, it is the cause of most deadly diseases worldwide. Contrary to popular belief, stress is self-induced. This means we can control stress even though we cannot control the stress-causing elements around us. People who aren't stressed out are happier and healthier.

Have the right mindset - You can be healthy all the time by simply declaring that you don't have time for sickness. This is the power of mind over body. According to medical science, thoughts are accompanied by biochemical reactions which can increase the bad and good hormones in the body. Positive thoughts increases nitric oxide - an element that boosts the immune system.