Drugs Policy

Drugs Policy

HS.POL.02
This Drugs Policy is designed for use by a Company to make sure that all of its employees are aware of the dangers of using non prescription illegal drugs, and that use of them will not be tolerated by their Employer. An employer who fails to address drug related issues in the work place may be held liable. This Anti-Drugs Policy is designed to help mitigate that risk and provide a fair, firm and considered approach to any possible drug related issues at work.

The Drugs Policy is also available in the Employment Document Folder.

Many of the problems associated with the misuse of non prescription drugs are similar to those encountered in the misuse of alcohol. However it must be impressed upon both Employers and Employees that the misuse of non prescribed drugs is a criminal offence.

Furthermore, abuse of illegal drugs can frequently lead to a more rapid degeneration than the misuse of alcohol and must therefore be approached differently by an Employer. For this reason Employers are urged to consider a separate policy on the misuse of alcohol, an example of which is available on this site.

This policy includes the following sections:
1. Introduction
2. Aims of the Policy
3. Health and Safety
4. Prohibition
5. Disciplinary Action
6. Procedure

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