In addition to their duties under Health and Safety legislation, employers also have legal responsibilities under The Misuse of Drugs Act 1971, The Road Traffic Act 1988 and Transport and Works Act 1992. It is vital that your organisation has clear written arrangements for managing alcohol and drug related issues in the workplace. The best way to do this is to have clear unambiguous policy.
Company drug and alcohol policy construction must be done with careful consideration to ensure vital information is clearly outlined. Our experts can guide you through each step to ensure its comprehensive yet fair to employees. It must outline the reason for testing, who is to be tested, what is defined as “drugs” and what will happen in the event of a positive result. There are many details required but our experts will simplify this process. We can also review existing policies to ensure they are up-to-date and effective.
For a list of vital factors to be included in your company drugs and alcohol policy please contact us