Owner/manager training for the PLCB’s Responsible Alcohol Management Program will take place on February 29, 2012, at IUP’s Northpointe campus.
Selling alcohol today is a lot more complicated than just knowing how to mix a good kamikaze or remembering which beers are on special. If you or your employees serve alcohol to a minor or visibly intoxicated patron, the results could be serious. Not only could you face administrative and criminal fines and penalties, but you could also be sued in civil court for damages that person might cause after leaving your establishment.
The Responsible Alcohol Management Program (RAMP) was created by the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board to help licensees and their employees serve alcohol responsibly. RAMP offers practical advice for licensees operating restaurants, hotels, clubs, distributors, and even special occasion permit holders.
RAMP explains how to:
Legislation enacted June 18, 2001, established a voluntary Responsible Alcohol Management Program certification that provides incentives for licensees who participate. Act 26 of 2006 mandates RAMP for any licensee found guilty of sales to minors or visibly intoxicated persons. RAMP is the umbrella used to describe this collection of training and resources available to licensees and their employees. Completion of the program provides certification for two years. In order to comply, you must complete all parts of the program, which includes: Owner/Manager Training, Server/Seller Training, New Employee Orientation, Signage, and Certification Compliance Visit.
To register for the February 29 owner/manager training session at IUP’s Northpointe campus, call 412-723-0109, or register online.
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