Drug and alcohol misuse policy

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Comprehensive drugs and alcohol policy which aids compliance with health and safety legislation as well as acting as a warning to employees about the consequences of drug and alcohol misuse. Use it to protect your business.
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About this document

This document:

  • Provides a framework for all employees;
  • Helps with health and safety compliance;
  • Aims to reduce the number of employees who abuse drugs and or alcohol;
  • Informs staff of their rights and responsibilities regards drugs and alcohol and;
  • Provides a framework in which employees can seek help in order to resolve any addictions rather than a framework under which they will automatically be punished.

Why use this document?

Alcohol and drug misuse is everyone's concern. Not only does it damage the employee’s health, but it can cost employers through absenteeism and reduced productivity. It may also increase the risk of accidents.

Health and Safety legislation ensures that employers are responsible for prohibiting drug and alcohol misuse. Turning a blind eye is no excuse.

Do your employees drive?

If your employees drive in the course of their employment, you should be aware of duties under the Road Traffic legislation. These require drivers not be under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Who will use this document?

  • Any business or organisation with employees

Application and features

  • Provides a framework for all employees
  • Helps with health and safety compliance
  • Suitable for any sized business or organisation with employees
  • Informs staff of their rights and responsibilities regards drugs and alcohol
  • Aims to reduce the number of employees who abuse drugs and or alcohol
  • Up to date policy encourages non abuse at work
  • Down-to-earth common sense provisions to protect your business
  • Educates staff in best practice
  • Saves hours of individual explanation


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  • Background
  • Current legislation
  • Policy
  • Guidelines
  • Consultation
  • Policy implementation
  • Enforcement
  • Review
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Recent reviews
09 April 2015
Would recommend. The document gave me just what i needed
Karen Panks
Review of the United Kingdom version
14 July 2013
I required a policy that was available to include in my current policies, this policy made it simple and quick to apply to my current manual and I saved a lot of man hours in developing a policy that is current to state laws. I will use and recommend Net Lawman in the future.
Review of the Australian version
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