INGLEBURN RSL SUB BRANCH CLUB CO-OP LTD VENUE SAFETY PLAN
The Ingleburn RSL Club Ltd club has developed this plan to maintain the highest standards of responsible alcohol service and patron welfare. In making this commitment the club will continue to participate in our local liquor accord and will regularly consult with the local community and Police regarding the safety of the club premise.
In moving forward from the imposed mandatory license conditions, club management will detail below the new and existing safety measures that will assist the venue’s transition, from the date of implementation.
Existing measures – alcohol
The club intends to retain a number of existing measures that have reduced incidents on premise. In particular, the club will continue:
A ban on alcoholic beverage promotions that encourage excess and rapid consumption of alcohol by members and guests on premise.
The cessation of bar service 30 minutes before closing time as this measure has lowered the level of patrons being ejected for unruly behavior.
Ingleburn RSL Club Ltd is an active member of the Campbelltown Liquor Accord & practices Policies set by the Accord.
The Club recognises that it is against the law to serve or supply alcohol to any person under the age of 18 years.
The Club recognises that it is against the law to allow intoxicated, disruptive or violent behaviour on the Club premises.
The Club seeks to ensure that no harm comes to patrons as a result of our service of alcohol.
The Club seeks to promote & create an environment that discourages drunken disruptive or violent behaviour.
A range of drinks are offered to patrons that include a selection of nonalcoholic beverages & ice water is provided on a complimentary basis if requested, including Jug size.
Staff have been familiarised with this house policy & trained to implement it.
- One Drink per person after 12am
- No jugs of beer.
- No Doubles.
- Straight servings of spirits & liqueur, apply above RSA policy and MUST be served in a 7oz glass.
- Sober Driver, Friday & Saturday from 6pm & Sunday from 1pm, any person who identifies themselves as a “Sober Driver”, can have a free post mix. This applies only to the Crystal and Sports lounge on these days only.
New Measures – Alcohol
To promote responsible alcohol consumption the club will:
Provide refresher training to staff who serve alcohol to ensure they are fully aware of their legal and social obligations to serve alcohol responsibly.
The venue will promote the consumption of lower alcohol beverages.
Introduce a RSA Marshall after midnight on both Friday & Saturday nights as well as other times as required.
Existing Measures – Security & Transport
The Ingleburn RSL Club takes its security obligations to club staff and patrons seriously.
In order to keep the occurrence of violent incidents on premise to a minimum the club will:
Inform all contracted security staff of their legal and social responsibilities in managing patron safety.
The Club will maintain the internal digital (70 cameras) CCTV system to discourage antisocial and violent behaviour. This has an important impact of the reduction of incidents in the past.
The Club’s CCTV system complies with all current legislation and the Club has in place a CCTV Policy.
The Club will continue provide contracted Security personnel in the Club’s car park as well as internal premises as a measure to deter antisocial & violent behaviour.
The Club will continue to request that all security personnel are trained in the Club Security policies and procedures.
The Club will maintain it’s free courtesy bus service (2 buses in operation). The introduction of this service 7 days a week has been positive & significantly reduces the risk of members & guests driving their motor vehicles under the influence of alcohol.
Increased external lighting has resulted in less incidents of antisocial & violent behaviour outside the licensed premises.
New Measures – Security & Transport
The Club has increased security presence particularly outside at close of trade to reduce the potential of antisocial & violent behaviour. This will also reduce the effect on our neighbours being disturbed.
The Club has had increased CCTV cameras installed in high incident areas.
The Club will promote the presence of CCTV and security in and outside the Club’s premises.
The Club has extended the operating hours of the courtesy bus services offered to members and also extended the pick up and drop off areas.
The Club is promoting the increased use of the Club’s courtesy bus services.
To ensure continued effectiveness of the club’s safety plan, management will initially review the plan after three months and then every six months. Management will consult broadly with the club board and relevant stakeholders should any changes be deemed necessary.