Raising Drugs and Alcohol Awareness

Our company’s drugs and alcohol policy includes a clear annual and random testing regime of no less than 20% of the workforce.

Proper guidance and support systems will be offered if the individual declares their drug or alcohol problem prior to being tested, encouraging an attitude of stepping forward to gain help. Likewise, anyone refusing testing shall result in disciplinary actions.

Drugs and alcohol toolbox talks are currently being constructed with a designed approach to educate the workforce on important information on the topic. We have incorporated resources from the health and wellbeing service; Compass, along with their own information.

The presentation includes the following:

  • Statistics on drugs and alcohol
  • Definitions and examples of each class of drugs
  • Consequences of being convicted in relation to each class level drug
  • The effects and impacts of becoming addicted to drugs
  • The effects and impacts of becoming addicted to alcohol

A greater and more contextual understanding to drugs and alcohol provides individuals with the knowledge to make better decisions, avoiding what could be a life changing and dangerous path. Contact details for the drug support and advice services; FRANK, and also Compass are provided.

In addition to signposting a direct advice centre through toolbox talks, Ballymore LCI Project has also implemented an alternative channel for support. Our site phone has been provided for anyone who does not wish to express themselves to the site’s own advisors.

Details of Construction Industry Helpline are provided that also serve as a support and advice centre for concerns including drugs and alcohol among many other issues.

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