Yes, but under the Liquor Control Act here in Ontario, it is the server's responsibility to prevent alcohol-related problems.
Training for Servers - Smart Serve®
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Mandatory Server Training
All managers, licensed security personnel and employees handling liquor must complete a server training course approved by the AGCO (Smart Serve). All new employees have 60 days from their start of employment to obtain the certification. Staff should carry a copy of their certification card while they are working. An AGCO Inspector may ask to see any staff member’s certification.
The Smart Serve® Training Program has been developed by Smart Serve® Ontario, a division of the Hospitality Industry Training Organization of Ontario (HITOO), and endorsed by the AGCO. Smart Serve® training is mandatory for the following individuals:
New liquor sales licence holders, including new licence applicants, licence transfer applicants and temporary transfer applicants intending to operate an establishment. In addition to licence holders, all managers, servers of beverage alcohol and security staff must hold Smart Serve® certificates.
Stadium licensees, their managers, servers and security staff
Course marshals and employees dispensing liquor from vending carts on golf courses that hold a Golf Course Endorsement
Holders of Caterer's Endorsements and servers and security staff working at catered events
Where ordered by the AGCO (i.e. disciplinary cases)
Please note that the AGCO still recognizes The Server Intervention Program certification issued prior to May 1995.
What is Smart Serve®?
Smart Serve is a technology-based program for responsible beverage alcohol service. It teaches servers to prevent alcohol-related problems, and shows them how to intervene if problems do occur. The course covers such topics as the effects of alcohol, responsible serving techniques, legal issues, and house policies.
Licensees benefit from the course in a number of ways:
reduced risk of liability
possible insurance savings
promotion of public safety
reduces staff turnover
enhanced professionalism and improved hospitality service
increased profitability (servers learn to market food, premium brands, low and non-alcoholic drinks)
prevention of excessive consumption by patrons
lower compliance and enforcement costs
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And I think drinking and driving is an alcohol related problem, is it not?