Do you need a Drug and Alcohol Policy?
Employers may have to tackle problems relating to drug and alcohol misuse among employees at some time. It is estimated that problems caused by misuse cost UK industry £800 million per year.
Problems caused by misuse disrupt business continuity and can cause financial instability. Also, there may be more severe consequences to employee’s health, safety and welfare.
All organisations have a duty of care to their employees. Drug and alcohol misuse can destroy the individual concerned. Also, it can have a detrimental effect on the wider workforce. This can also affect customers and so the organisation’s performance.
As a result, organisations must be aware of the potential problems. They should be confident that they have the expertise and drug and alcohol policy in place to deal with situations. The aim should be to drive drugs and alcohol out of the organisation, not the people.
Implementation of a robust drug and alcohol testing programme is key. But it is also crucial to have a compliant drug and alcohol policy in place to underpin this process.
Expertise in Drug and Alcohol Policy Guidance
We have excellent knowledge and experience in many industry sectors. So, whether you need to put in place a testing programme or improve an existing one, we can support you.
Our experts have more than 15 years’ experience in this field. As a result, we can provide guidance with the development and implementation of your policy.
Also, we can organise bespoke training. For instance, from basic staff awareness sessions to management workshops. These tailored sessions can be key to successful implementation of a drug and alcohol policy.
There are many factors to consider when deciding on which option is right for your organisation.
Call us on 0800 988 7107 to speak to one of our team. They will guide you through the process and answer any technical questions you have. Or, you can request a commercial drug and alcohol testing quote. One of the team will respond to your enquiry within 1 working day.