Drug and Alcohol screening is vital in the workplace and it is the responsibility of the employer to ensure the health and safety of every employee. Under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the Road Traffic Act 1991.
Implementing a random drug and alcohol policy sends out a clear message to all staff that substances that impair judgement will not be tolerated on-site or during working hours. Especially those that are responsible for any type of motor vehicle, that impacts other road users or members of staff in the workplace.
The impact of legal and illegal drugs, including alcohol can destroy a business. Lowering morale, increasing absenteeism, lower levels of productivity, higher insurance premiums, to name a few. It's your job as the employer to make sure that workers don't put others at risk of injury or worse, death.
Until employers raise the bar on what is acceptable and what is not in the workplace standards will continue to fall. With an increased chance of employees seeking out employers who don't run a tight ship. How long can your business be profitable if over half of your staff are high whilst on duty?
If you're interested in clearing the decks and providing a safer and cleaner working environment for your staff why not email us today and find out more!