Moyle bar staff training event

Participants who took part in the Countermeasures Training Programme 'Training organisers - Emma McElhone, Community Support Officer in the Northern Trust and Siofra O'Reilly, Director of SORT Training.INBM29-13
Participants who took part in the Countermeasures Training Programme 'Training organisers - Emma McElhone, Community Support Officer in the Northern Trust and Siofra O'Reilly, Director of SORT Training.INBM29-13

Bar staff from across Moyle have taken part in a free Countermeasures Training Programme which highlighted the potential harm of excessive alcohol consumption, alcohol awareness and how to deal with aggressive customers.

It also made staff more aware of their legal and moral responsibilities within the licensed environment of a pub or club. This was part of the Community Mobilisation Project funded by Moyle Police and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP) and delivered by the Northern Health and Social Care Trust’s Community Support Project. Emma Mc Elhone, Community Support Officer in the Northern Trust said; “This course encourages the responsible sale of alcohol and equips staff with the necessary skills to refuse service to customers in a safe and legal way. It also provides staff with important information and advice on how to sell alcohol responsibly and carry out their duties safely and effectively.

Bridgeen Butler, Manager, Moyle PCSP added; “Those who took this training opportunity demonstrated a willing and responsible attitude towards their duty of care for their customers and their compliance with current liquor licensing legislation. Congratulations to all who completed the course.”

The training got very positive feedback from local bar staff who took part and it is hoped that another training course will be held in the Autumn. If you would like to attend or find out more please contact Emma McElhone on 028 2563 6600 or email emma.mcelhone@northerntrust.hscni.net.