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Tips Training Policy

TOWN OF NORTHBOROUGH
BOARD OF SELECTMEN
Northborough Code 9-44-020

9-44-020        All alcohol and beer and wine license training . . .

A.      Any licensee holding an all alcohol or beer and wine license shall participate in
a program designed to train employees who engage in either package sales or pouring in methods of observations and detection to avoid selling or serving to intoxicated persons and/or minors.  This program will be based on the type of license issued.

B.      Listed below are programs that are currently available which meet the require-
        ments of this policy:

        (1)     Techniques of Alcohol Management (TAM) offered by the
                Massachusetts Package Store Association.
        (2)     Training for Intervention Procedures by Servers of Alcohol
                (TIPS).
        (3)     Alcohol Intervention Methods (AIM).
        (4)     Servsafe and/or Bar Code alcohol training offered by the
                Massachusetts Restaurant Association.
        (3)     Any insurance industry approved and qualified program offered
                by a certified trainer and approved by the Board of Selectmen.

C.      All personnel shall be required to participate in a training program based on the
type of license issued.  New applicants for all alcohol or beer & wine licenses will have thirty (30) days from the date that the application is approved by the Board of Selectmen to complete one (1) of the training programs listed above.  New employees of any establishment will have thirty (30) days from the date of employment to complete one (1) of the training programs listed above.

D.      All establishments must maintain during operating hours, in an accessible place,
        a roster or certificate of trained personnel.  The roster shall include:

        (1)     Employee name.
        (2)     Employee date of birth.
        (3)     Type of training.
        (4)     Date valid.
        (5)     Date of expiration.
        (6)     Date of hire.

E.      All personnel shall be required to be recertified once every three (3) years by an
        approved program as noted above.

F.      Failure to comply with this policy may result in revocation of the license.  Fines
        may also be levied against the license holder should any violation of this policy
        occur.



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