Keeping Everyone Safe
It is A & V Squires’ policy:
- To comply with all current legislation in particular the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, The Misuse of Drugs Act 1971, The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 and the Transport and Works Act 1992.
- To not knowingly permit any employee, its consultants and trade contractors, or anyone engaged directly or indirectly to report for work or attend work premises (this includes the premises of its suppliers and customers) under the influence of alcohol or drugs, whether they are legal highs, prescription, pharmaceutical or medicinal, which may affect concentration and ability to perform their duties, nor to consume these whilst on duty or on the premises.
- To implement control measures to prevent as far as reasonably practicable, such people reporting for work or attending work premises, when affected by drugs or excess alcohol or consuming drugs or alcohol at work.
- These control measures will include pre-employment, post incident, where abnormalities and/or behaviour prompts managerial concern, and unannounced random drug and alcohol screening.
- To provide a positive approach to those employees seeking help or guidance in overcoming alcohol and/or drug related problems but only where their problems are raised at any time prior to being selected for random testing or being asked to provide a test where alcohol and/or drug abuse is suspected.
- To not knowingly employ or retain any employee directly or indirectly who has been justifiably dismissed by any employer for drug and/or alcohol related offences.
- To take suitable action, usually dismissal or termination of contract, against anyone testing positive to alcohol or drugs in breach of this policy.
Any person found to have tested “non negative” after any alcohol or drug test will be immediately suspended from the work in which they are engaged pending a full investigation.
Persons testing positive for drugs or excess alcohol or refusing to take a test face sanctions up to and including termination of contract. Any refusal to take an alcohol and/or drugs test will be deemed as a positive test result.