Drug & Alcohol Policy

However small or large, every business or organisation should take practical steps to minimise the risks associated with Drug, Alcohol and Substance misuse. This does not need to be expensive and should be viewed as an investment. Failure to take these steps can become very costly indeed, both financially and commercially.

Whether starting from scratch or looking to review, develop or maintain an existing Drugs, Alcohol and Substance Misuse Policy and Procedures ITS can do it all for you, or advise you upon guidelines to follow. With over 15 years of experience and having advised upon and written policies and procedures for very large “blue chip” companies, our friendly team will guide you through all the necessary steps. Legal, robust and relevant policy and procedures in place will allow your staff to deal with any future Drug, Alcohol and Substance misuse related problems that may occur in a consistent, professional, responsible and legally defensible manner.

By working with ITS you will achieve the following objectives and will;

  • have a robust and legally defensible Policy and Procedures bespoke for your business and risk factors
  • have a clear objective vision and communication plan in place to enable swift, effective and efficient management of any Drug and Alcohol related issues
  • have met your requirements for training and education as required by HASAW
  • have met your legal requirements for HR and Health & Safety (around Drugs & Alcohol)
  • have dealt with any suspicions of drug/alcohol use in a responsible and pro-active manner (doing everything “as far and as is reasonably practicable”)
  • have documented evidence to support you if ever required for your insurance (including vehicle/fleet)
  • have demonstrated support for existing and future employee Drug & Alcohol related issues
  • have recognised whether your previous arrangements may have been inadequate
  • have reviewed and changed to ensure you are protecting your employees and the business – in a legally defensible and responsible manner
  • be able to get on with your day-to-day roles running, managing and driving your business forward knowing that any Drug & Alcohol related issues that may arise will take minimal effort, time and cost to manage effectively

A few lines or a paragraph within the Health & Safety Policy is rarely sufficient nor legally defensible, and “off the shelf” policies often miss specific details relevant to your industry leaving things wide open for challenge. The consequences of getting it wrong can be severe, So why chance it?
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