Minimising cyber risks

Cyber security breaches are a rising threat to the everyday functions of small businesses. Australia’s national Notifiable Data Breaches scheme found over half of the 245 breaches in the three months to June 2019 were deliberately crafted to exploit known vulnerabilities for financial or other gain. Before it is too late, there are easy-to-implement strategies … Read more Minimising cyber risks

HD Video Training for RMLV – FAQ’s

Finally,  a cost-effective, compliant and user-friendly way to renew your RMLV HD Video Training is the closest thing to real-life training yet developed Interact one-on-one with your trainer and your fellow participants Complete quizzes and interactive exercises on the fly Nothing to ‘take home and do later’ Nothing to download and install Complete all the … Read more HD Video Training for RMLV – FAQ’s

Two more Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs identified

Recently two more organisations Mongrel Mob and Satudarah have been declared as ‘identified organisations’ – outlaw motorcycle gangs. It is illegal for a person to enter a licensed venue if they are wearing or carrying prohibited items – this will now include items related to Mongrel Mob and Satudarah. Prohibited items, as defined in the Liquor Act 1992, include items of clothing … Read more Two more Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs identified

Ignore at your own risk!

Research by Safe Work Australia indicates that victims of harassment experience higher levels of emotional exhaustion, psychological distress and depression. They also incur lower levels of job satisfaction and work engagement and a greater desire to leave. Yet unfortunately, barely a day goes by without the media reporting about an alleged incident. While the prevalence … Read more Ignore at your own risk!

Correct temperature for storage and service of red wines

Australians have spent a lifetime keeping their white wine chilled in the fridge and red wine in the cupboard or on the wine rack at room temperature, and it is no different for many of our casual restaurants and cafes across the nation. Eight out of 10 Australians drink their red wine ‘at room temperature.’ … Read more Correct temperature for storage and service of red wines

Japanese scientists discover bacteria in hairspray

Scientists in Japan have discovered a new species of bacteria that can live in hairspray, according to the results of a study published in the March (2016) issue of the International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. “Contamination of cosmetic products is rare but some products may be unable to suppress the growth of certain … Read more Japanese scientists discover bacteria in hairspray

New ‘Responsible Service’ Videos from OLGR

In case you haven’t noticed, OLGR has published two new Training Videos. These are heaps better than the old videos we have been stuck with since 1999, and very good for training new entrants to the Industry.  They will appear a bit laboured for the old hands – who shouldn’t need them anyway! The first video … Read more New ‘Responsible Service’ Videos from OLGR

‘Gluten Free’ food preparation accreditation program proposed

It’s no secret that the demand for gluten-free menu items is larger today than it has ever been. Coeliac Australia estimates that one million Australians are currently following a gluten-free diet, and smart foodservice operators and restaurateurs have risen to the challenge by developing dishes that far exceed the stock standard steak and salad offering. … Read more ‘Gluten Free’ food preparation accreditation program proposed

RSA – 3D Webinar Training

Are you looking for a more effective solution to the current RSA online training debacle? Are you confident of your staff’s ability to resolve common RSA-related issues? Would you leave your business in the hands of a person who only has an ‘online training’ RSA certificate? Do you even know for sure that the person … Read more RSA – 3D Webinar Training

Is dropped food safe to eat?

In commercial situations, of course the answer to this question should be a resounding NO!  But what does the latest research say about the topic? Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey has recently published the results of research into this question. They dropped watermelon, bread (buttered and unbuttered) and gummy sweets from a height of 11cms onto … Read more Is dropped food safe to eat?