BASSET Certification

F.A.S.T. – Fundamental Alcohol Safety Training

    

An Illinois Course for Servers, Managers & Owners of Liquor Establishments 

An Expedited Course in Responsible Alcohol Service Approved by the Illinois Liquor Control Commission (ILCC)

The Fundamental Alcohol Safety Training Program (F.A.S.T.)

 

Is directed toward all who work in establishments where liquor is served. It will be most beneficial to those directly responsible for serving alcoholic beverages to guests. The acronym F.A.S.T. emphasizes the intent to teach the fundamentals of responsible alcohol service in just-in-time format.

F.A.S.T. LLC., submitted curriculum to the Illinois Liquor Commission regarding alcohol awareness training

This was accepted by our state legislatures and the in-class BASSET certification was officially changed from 6 hours to 4 hours class time. We are committed to working with The Illinois Liquor Commission, appropriate members of the legislative bodies, operators and owners of liquor licenses and any and all groups concerned to help make this state a better and more recognized place for safety, by making a commitment to all of our citizens and their families. 

 F.A.S.T. accomplishes training in four hours, well within a server’s time and attention span.

F.A.S.T. will ensure more people are trained, will be better equipped and have more confidence to serve alcohol correctly. F.A.S.T.  is a more contemporary course.

 

Learning Objectives:

 

The goal of this workshop is to provide instruction and practice to servers so they will help their guests drink responsibly and eliminate risks associated with intoxication, including underage drinking, drunk driving, and other forms of illegal, risky behavior.

 

The major objectives of this program are:

Awareness of liability laws and penalties in Illinois related to establishments, their servers and other employees who serve alcoholic beverages

Review alcohol’s effect on the body, including Blood Alcohol Content (BAC)

Review the methods for identification of underage and intoxicated drinkers

Learn the ten principles of Fundamental Alcohol Safety Training to prevent DUI’s, underage drinking and risky behavior

Review the components of an emergency evacuation plan

 

Features:

Expedited training course

Provides both TIPS and BASSET certification in one class

Training provided by recognized leaders in the hospitality business

Works within operations time constraints

Teaches laws, liabilities and solutions

CHA Maintains All Training Records

 

The State of Illinois Insurance Providers grants bars, restaurants and hotels a break on their insurance rates for having a Responsible Beverage Service (RBS) program in place and assuring that their staff is trained. Delaware, Nebraska, New Mexico, Arizona, Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Florida, Indiana, Alabama and Michigan all currently have mandatory RBS policies on the books. Illinois too will mandate this as law.

The broad-based Building Responsibility Coalition headed by Tracy Bachman along with Tom Workman, Ph.D., associate director of the NU Directions Project spoke at a recent Alcohol Policy 13 conference, held in Cambridge, Mass., Workman said, “It’s agreed that server training should be done, but cost and high turnover made an all day training program impossible.”

The Solution:

CHA accomplishes all training in an expedited and precise manner, well within a server’s time and attention span.

CHA mission is to ensure more people are trained, will be better equipped and have more confidence to serve alcohol correctly.

CHA alcohol awareness training is recognized by the ILCC. Just as you require your servers to wear safety shoes, uniforms and exhibit proper hygiene, the knowledge to responsibly serve alcohol and protect your business should be a condition of employment.

F.A.S.T. – 312-850-9797- Chuck Hamburg, Brian Margulis or John McQuee

 

Beverage Alcohol Sellers and Servers Education and Training 

BASSET:  The Beverage Alcohol Sellers and Servers Education and Training (BASSET) program is the state of Illinois seller/server training program. The program is an educational and training tool to sellers/servers of alcoholic beverages to serve responsibly and stay within the law.

The BASSET Program serves as a preventive measure to discourage over consumption and keep drunk drivers off the roads.The Beverage Alcohol Sellers and Servers Education and Training (BASSET) program is the state of Illinois seller/server training program. The program is an educational and training tool to sellers/servers of alcoholic beverages to serve responsibly and stay within the law.

The BASSET Program serves as a preventive measure to discourage over consumption and keep drunk drivers off the roads. The BASSET program is provided and regulated by the state of Illinois, but the cities and towns determine via ordinance whether or not BASSET training should be required. If you are training a BASSET session there are certain requirements which you must meet.

 Some of the more important requirements are listed below:

You, OR the company you work for, OR the establishment where you are training must have a BASSET permit.

The state requires a minimum of 4 hours for all On Premise, Concessions, andGaming sessions; and a minimum of 3 hours for all Off Premise sessions.

Trainers have 10 calendar days from the day of the session to report the session to the state.

How is it possible to hold your servers responsible if they do not know what they are being held responsible for?