EBLA

Jul 142014
 

Local cafes and restaurants across Randwick City are providing free breathalysers to help patrons check their blood alcohol level after dinner before jumping in the car.

Under the joint initiative between the Eastern Beaches Liquor Accord and Randwick City Council, participating restaurants and cafes over the Easter and Anzac Day Long week end will receive more than 200 single-use breathalysers so patrons can check whether they are over the legal blood alcohol limit.

Participating restaurants and cafes will receive more than 200 single-use breathalysers so patrons can check whether they are over the legal blood alcohol limit.

Chairman of the Eastern Beaches Liquor Accord Peter Reid said he is pleased to be working with Randwick Council on this community safety program.

“Most ‘safe drinking’ campaigns focus on pubs and clubs but it’s important not to overlook licensed restaurants when educating the community.”

Randwick Mayor Murray Matson said drink driving is a factor in about one in five fatal crashes in NSW.

“You don’t have to be drunk to be affected by alcohol.  You might feel sober, but no one drives well after drinking alcohol. Even at a low blood alcohol range, your ability to judge distances diminishes, while your tendency to take risks increases,” said the Mayor.

Participating restaurants include:
The Spot, Randwick
Coogee Beach
Teascapes Café at Pinocchio’s
Elysium Restaurant
The Spanish Fly

 Posted by at 5:43 am
Aug 142011
 


New food laws are in place requiring food service businesses (such as restaurants, cafes, pubs, clubs and takeaways) to appoint at least one licensed Food Safety Supervisor (FSS).

Businesses have until 1 October 2011 to train and appoint a FSS and notify the local council of the details of the appointment.

Mandatory training must be undertaken with a registered training organisation.   For more information visit the NSW Food Authority website at:

www.foodauthority.nsw.gov.au/industry/fss-food-safety-supervisors

For details of training course availability phone 1800 100 047.

 Posted by at 8:58 pm
May 142011
 

One of the latest initiatives being used by the Coogee Bay Hotel to increase customer service and safety has been the introduction of Nightkey technology

Nightkey is a voluntary fingerprint identification system, which links a patron’s ID and photo, when patrons enter the hotel. The patron can refuse to use the fingerprinting system and just supply ID with a driver’s licence and have their photo taken.  For more information on Nightkey click here.

 Posted by at 8:57 pm
Sep 222010
 


The 2010 liquor accords regional workshops will soon be underway. Known this year as ‘Liquor accords – Making a difference’, 37 workshops will be held across the State.

All members who wish to attend need to RSVP by 22 September.  For more information on the workshops their content and how to RSVP click here.

 Posted by at 8:56 pm
Jun 182010
 


The Eastern Beaches Liquor Accord have sent a letter to the Premier outlining their concern of the increasing trend of combining alcohol with so called “recreational drugs” and its contributing effect on the escalation, frequency and severity of anti-social behaviour and serious violence.

To read the letter click here.

 Posted by at 8:55 pm