CPL Launch Free Drink Spiking Awareness Course for Hospitality Staff

As drink spiking incidences increase, CPL Learning offer a free awareness course for hospitality staff

In case you hadn’t noticed, the world’s population of arseholes didn’t evaporate during lockdown. In fact it would seem they are either multiplying, or becoming more brazen. A case in point would be the increase in drink spiking incidents occurring across post-lockdown UK.

The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) recently stated there were 198 confirmed reports of drink spiking in September and October 2021 across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, plus 24 reports of some form of injection. In some regions, this represents an increase of 30% on the previous year, and of course there are almost certainly more occurrences that were not reported to the police. The NPCC report said that while both men and women were victims, the majority of attacks were directed toward young women, with intended sexual assault and rape being the attackers’ main motivation.

This is a horrifying practice that often happens in bars, pubs, and nightclubs, and in an effort to help hospitality staff address the problem, CPL Learning have created a free drink spiking awareness course, which has been endorsed by the Institute of Hospitality is free and takes about 20 minutes to complete.

The CPL Drink Spiking Awareness Course will help staff:

  • Spot symptoms that a person has been spiked and promptly get help.
  • Reduce the risk of spiking through increased awareness.
  • Safely help a person who has been spiked by the relevant course of action.
  • Remove a drink that you have visibly seen being spiked and contact the relevant authorities.

Twenty minutes spent doing something that could prevent a guest having the worst possible experience, or even save a life. You can get full details and register to take the course here:

Click here to view the CPL Drink Spiking Awareness Course