Drugs and Alcohol Policy
Our aim is to act as a good employer and conduct our business activities in a way which will achieve the highest possible standard of health and safety for our employees, visitors and members of the public. This is because we recognise that we can contribute to a safe, healthy and productive work environment by preventing drugs and alcohol problems, by raising awareness, by identifying problems at the earliest stage and by offering support to those who have a problem.
Our policy is to ensure that drugs and alcohol problems are dealt with effectively and consistently so that workers are protected and those affected are encouraged to seek help. We expect all of those to whom this applies to support this policy and in doing so comply with the rules below.
For the purposes of this policy, drug and alcohol problems are defined as those which incorporate a variety of behaviours caused by drugs or alcohol which may be problematic to the individual and/or to the organisation for which the individual works.
This policy applies to all of our employees as well as subcontractors (including agency and self-employed), consultants and employees of other organisations when working on our sites and premises.
Professional assistance and support can be made available to those to whom this policy applies and we would urge anyone who feels that they may have a drug or alcohol problem to come forward (with a friend, or trade union colleague) to discuss this confidentially with their relevant supervisor or manager.