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Drug Awareness on your Premises

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“Drugs misuse is a societal problem, not unique to any specific industry.  Our members have legal responsibilities for their staff and their customers, and with this initiative we are trying to keep them informed on how best to provide a safe and drug free environment for socialising.


This is the first time such a training programme will be available nationally, it is topical and relevant, and we expect industry wide demand for the training.”


Mary Kennedy, CEO,

Drug Awareness on your Premises (DAP)


DAP is a 1 hour on-site or on-line intensive training for all those working on a licensed premises.


Extensive research has been carried out in association with a select development group including pub and club managers, drug task force representatives, members of Garda drug units, legal experts and reformed drug users. The programme is endorsed by the Licensed Vintners Federation, the Vintners Federation of Ireland, the Irish Hotels Federation and the An Garda Siochana.


This is the first training programme of its kind to be endorsed by the Gardaí and the broad spectrum of the hospitality industry.


Who Should Attend?


Everyone in the alcohol service industry;


  • Owners/License Holders

  • Managers

  • Bar Staff

  • Floor Staff

  • Hotel Staff

  • Restaurant Staff

  • Security Staff


Workshop Content


This programme has been developed in direct response to industry needs and covers the law pertaining to the misuse of drugs, ensuring that venues are totally compliant with current legislation, as well as giving them industry best practice guidelines. Headings include;


  • Recognising Signs of Drug Use

  • First Aid

  • Venue Supervision

  • Dealing with Drug Misuse/ Intervention

  • Liaison with Gardai

  • Legal Implications

  • Drugs Policy Development


All participants will receive a drugs policy document/ training manual and a comprehensive list of contacts including:


  • Drugs Information – general

  • Drug Addiction Information

  • Drug Prevention Information

  • Drug Related Licensing Law


Workshop Cost


The cost of training is €30 per person. Discount applies if DAP workshop is booked in conjunction with RSA workshop. Call us on 0861718641 to discuss group bookings.

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