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Responsible Beverage Service Training

The Muskegon Area Responsible Beverage Service Taskforce offers Training for Intervention Procedures (TIPS®). TIPS Training is a skills-based training program designed for licensed alcohol establishments. The focus of TIPS Training is on responsible sales, service and consumption. Upon completion, training participants are TIPS certified for three years.

  

Responsible Beverage Service is a research-based environmental prevention strategy found to be effective in reducing hazardous alcohol use among bar and restaurant patrons.

    

Participants leave TIPS Training prepared to:

    

  • Recognize signs of intoxication
  • Spot underage drinkers and prevent sales to minors
  • Intervene quickly and assuredly in potential problem situations
  • Understand the difference between people enjoying themselves and those getting into trouble with alcohol
  • Handle alcohol-related situations with greater confidence
  • Use proven strategies to prevent alcohol-related problems

    

In addition, licensed alcohol establishments gain immediate benefits, such as:

    

  • Improved customer service
  • Increased staff professionalism
  • Compliance with state and local regulations
  • Lower insurance premiums
  • Reduced exposure to alcohol liability lawsuits
  • Decreased penalties for alcohol violations

    

The training is tailored to meet the specific needs of each audience and can be held onsite at the establishment or offsite at a County facility.

   

Responsible Beverage Service Training Request Form

   

For more information, call (231) 724-6350 or email healtheducation@co.muskegon.mi.us.

       

To learn more about TIPS®, visit the official website at www.gettips.com.

    

Other Useful Information

Muskegon Area Responsible Beverage Taskforce

Simple Do's and Don'ts for Alcohol Retailers

Sales to Minors Warning Poster for Retailers

Substance Abuse Prevention Program Annual Report