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Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy and Procedure

Supporting you to develop and effectively implement a robust Alcohol and Drug Policy

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Workplace alcohol and drug testing support services work most effectively when they form part of a more comprehensive policy and procedure.

Our specialist in-house advisors can work with you to create a new policy and workplace procedure or help you to review and develop your existing one to ensure that it:

  • is clear, fair and robust enough to withstand a legal challenge
  • complies with current health and safety requirements and fulfils employment law and data protection obligations
  • provides a range of procedures to enable you and your managers to initiate an appropriate response if an employee is suspected of breaching the policy or seeks assistance for an alcohol or drug dependency

However, having a policy in place is only the first step. Ensuring that both your employees and management teams are aware of your policy, why it has been introduced and how it will be used is crucial to support its positive implementation.

That’s why we also offer support with planning and delivering structured training programmes to help you embed your policy effectively at every level of your organisation.

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    • The aim of this training is to equip your managers and supervisors with the necessary knowledge and tools they need to be able to confidently and sensitively manage any issues surrounding alcohol and drug misuse that may arise, using the appropriate procedures and documentation. It focuses on educating managers about:

      • The different types of drugs, their effects and the risks that alcohol and drug misuse pose in the workplace
      • How to spot the signs and symptoms of substance misuse
      • Their legal responsibilities
      • How to deal with an incident relating to alcohol and drugs, including interview techniques
      • The types of testing and testing procedures available and the counselling and rehabilitation services we offer

       

    • This training focuses on raising awareness of your specific policy and the testing procedures to be used, and addressing any queries, questions or concerns your employees may have. It also aims to inform them about:

      • The different types of drugs, their effects and the risks that alcohol and drug misuse pose in the workplace
      • Their responsibilities for reporting any medications they are taking that could impair their performance at work
      • What to do if they suspect a colleague is not in a fit state to carry out their work properly, efficiently, or safely due to alcohol or substance misuse
      • How they can access support if they are struggling with an alcohol or drug dependency themselves

      To further enhance your alcohol and drug policy, we also provide bespoke materials, including posters, leaflets, and e-learning platforms, all tailored to your organisation, to complement the training and ensure it has been fully communicated across your workforce.

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