To protect yourself and your business, it is strongly recommended for you to keep records of all alcohol-related incidents that happen at your establishment. Doing so can provide critical written documentation to help you remember details of incidents long after they occur. It will also provide your supervisor with a record of incidents occurring at the business. A bound notebook should be used so it’s easy to see if any pages were torn out. Use an ink pen, not a pencil. Complete the log book every day. If there were no incidents, write that down. If a line in the notebook is left empty, cross it out to prevent anything from being added later.
Record the date, time, place, a description of the alcohol related incident and the people involved. If you have photos, include them. Obtain name and contact information. If you do not have names, describe the person(s) involved. Indicate if the police were called and record their actions.