Employee Training & Education
Once your policy has been written it needs to be effectively communicated to your workforce so that everybody has a clear understanding of the rules and employees are empowered to maintain a safe working environment.
Under Health & Safety at Work legislation everyone has a responsibility to be fit for work. Although drug and alcohol use might be considered a personal responsibility, an employee’s behaviour might harm other colleagues, or even the public. Therefore, if somebody has concerns about another colleague’s ability to do their work, they need to know how they can take action.
Our dedicated Training Department will work with you to create a bespoke training package that suits your requirements. Courses include practical tasks and quizzes to assess the competence of delegates, checking that the key points of the training are understood.
It is vital that managers and supervisors understand their responsibilities in regards to your drug and alcohol policy. We ensure that managers know how to recognise the signs and symptoms of drug and/or alcohol use. We also explain what action they should take in accordance with your policy including;
- When and how testing can be initiated
- How to handle situations where drug and/or alcohol use is suspected
- Which drugs we will be testing for
- What to do when you receive a test result
- Your disciplinary procedures
- Where and how to get further assistance
We recommend that on-going refresher training is delivered at least every 2 years and that you run a course every year to capture new starters.
It is also advisable to conduct practical and theory assessment checks on a bi-annual basis, to ensure the quality and integrity of the training, which underpins the effective management of the policy itself, is maintained.
We have a range of different methods to help communicate your policy to your workforce.
If there is a particular topic you would like to educate your employees about our quick toolbox presentations are ideal. These to-the-point talks quickly convey key information and can be completed in 15 minutes.
Employee roadshows are a great way of providing an opportunity for the workforce to ask questions about our testing methods and procedures. Our open and honest approach assures staff that our testing is reliable, fair and impartial.
Our range of literature is great at communicating messaging quickly across a large workforce and can be customised with your own branding and content. The booklets, leaflets and posters cover a range of topics, including;
- Your policy
- Our testing methods
- Consequences of failing a test
- Signs of drug and alcohol misuse
- Drug and alcohol facts
- How to seek help if you have a drug or alcohol problem