As a major producer and distributor of alcoholic drinks in the country, SP Brewery will continue to work with its customers and stakeholders to promote the responsible service and consumption of alcohol.

SP Brewery’s HR & Corporate Affairs Manager Reg Monagi said this when closing the Training for Intervention Procedures for its customers at Lamana Hotel today.

“This is the first of its kind to be organised and SP Brewery is taking this to the next level to assist alcohol distributors in training their bar staff and bottle shop attendants when serving beer/alcohol to consumers,” said Mr Monagi.

“Responsible service is meant to inform servers to be responsible when serving alcohol to drinkers in licensed outlets. Given the important roles played by servers, I am confident our customers will walk away empowered with options presented by Adam Chafetz,” said Mr Monagi.

Responsible Service:

Launched in 2011, SP Brewery rolled out this training with its On-Trade Customers in Port Moresby; Crowne Plaza, Ela Beach Hotel, Gateway Hotel, Grand Papua Hotel, Lamana Hotel & Weigh Inn Hotel.

SP Brewery has organised similar training under its ‘Responsible Service’ program with materials which were provided focused on responsibilities for both drinkers and servers.

Over 18 Posters:

Launched in 2011, SP Brewery rolled out its Over 18 posters to all licensed outlets nationwide to discourage underage drinking under ss.102 & 103, Liquor Licensing Act 1963. This is an annual campaign in which SPB supplies posters for all its licensed premises.

Adam Chafetz – President & CEO of Health Communications Inc.:

Adam Chafetz was involved in the development and initial implementation of the TIPS program over 30 years ago. He spent over 15 years travelling the United States training members of the hospitality industry and since then, has worked to continually adapt the TIPS curriculum to the changing needs of its audiences.

Health Communications Inc (HCI) was founded in 1982 by the Health Education Foundation and Dr. Morris Chafetz, founding director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.  HCI believes in a community approach for addressing the problems of intoxication, drunk driving and underage drinking. HCI programs are applicable for and used by private businesses, the alcohol industry, insurance companies, associations, universities, state liquor control boards and police officers.

Pictured are participants from the TIPS Training.