Whether on the construction site, manufacturing goods or in the corporate workplace. People have to be focused and make good decisions, otherwise things can go wrong very quickly and the safety of themselves and others are at risk.
The Health and Safety Reform Bill is currently before Parliament and it is likely that the Bill will come into force in 2015. Given that those under the influence of either drugs or alcohol represent a potential hazard it is the company owner’s responsibility to ensure all practical steps have been made to mitigate these and that the work environment is safe.
The risk is too costly to the welfare of the people within the workplace, in down time and to your bottom line, to do nothing. You need to act now to ensure you are and will be compliant. Then there is the need to maintain a compliant status too.