The Liquor Licensing Act aims to ensure that those who consume alcohol only do so in a responsible manner. Rooty Hill RSL Club is committed to the principles of responsible service of alcohol. All employees must adhere to the following responsible service of alcohol practices, below is an extract of Rooty Hill RSL Clubs policy on Responsible service of Alcohol:
No liquor will be served to minors (under 18 years of age).
No intoxicated persons will be admitted to the Club.
Intoxicated persons will be refused service of liquor.
It is not only your right to follow the above principles; it is your obligation. Determining whether a person is intoxicated is not as easy as one may think. It is important to watch for signs that someone is becoming intoxicated, but common sense is also required. As well as mood and demeanour, and the number of drinks consumed, look for the following:
A notable change in behaviour, especially antisocial, inappropriate or violent behaviour, use of abusive language
Slurring of, or mistakes in speech
Clumsiness, knocking things over (like a drink or ashtray), or fumbling with change
A significant loss of co-ordination (usually swaggering or swaying)
A degree of confusion, a lack of understanding or ability to hear, and a difficulty in responding
Physical illness such as vomiting
Responsible service of alcohol is becoming increasingly more relevant and you should be aware that serious offences are handed out to both licensees and individual bar employees who don't adhere to these guidelines.
In NSW the current applicable penalty is a maximum $5000 fine for the following offences:
Permit intoxicated or indecent or quarrelsome behaviour on licensed or registered club premises
Sell or supply liquor to intoxicated person on licensed or club premises
Sell or supply liquor to a minor