Alcohol & Other Drugs Policy

The Business is committed to providing a safe, healthy and productive workplace.

It is the personal responsibility of all employees and subcontractors to ensure that they are fit for duty and not impaired by alcohol or drugs.

The Business recognises that alcohol and other drug abuse can have an adverse effect upon an individual's ability to perform effectively and safely, therefore, endanger themselves, their fellow workers, and the public, along with possible risk to The Business.

Employees shall not perform any task whilst under the influence of alcohol or any other drug.

Unless provided for elsewhere, where an employee's supervisor reasonably suspects that an employee is not fit for duty due to alcohol or drug impairment, the supervisor shall not allow the employee to undertake duties unitl it can be determined that they are fit for work.

Employees shall not use, possess, distribute or sell alcoholic beverages, illicit or non-prescribed drugs or misuse legitimate prescription drugs while at work, The Business considers the misuse of drugs and alcohol in the workplace as serious misconduct.  An employee found to have misused drugs and alcohol which adversely affects the safety of the employee or others in the workplace will be required to show cause as to why their employment should not be terminated.

The Business and any subcontractor or employees shall be prohibited from entry to site if under the influence of alcohol or any other drug.

Employees or contractors who are found to be in breach of this policy will be subject to the Company's disciplinary procedures and depending on the circumstances their behaviour may be treated as serious misconduct.

Affected employees who are in breach of this policy will be counselled and immediately stood down from duty and removed from the workplace.

The Business will make every effort to provide assistance and rehabilitation in the form of reference to medical help or counselling if required.

Personal leave or leave without pay may be negotiated to enable rehabilitation and counseling.