Having a drink and drug policy in the workplace is pretty much standard practice these days, isn’t it? Did your staff take part in ‘Dry January’? Do you know?
As an employer you know that you have a legal obligation to ensure the safety of your employees and the general public as a ‘duty of care’ wherever feasibly possible.
The facts are that 1 in 5 drink drivers are caught the morning after, drug misuse is on the increase, and despite awareness being broadcast everywhere, lives are still being lost on a daily basis due to drink and drug drivers. The ‘It won’t happen to me’ brigade still continue to put their own and others lives at risk. Education and testing is making a difference, along with employers taking their responsibilties seriously.
Here at PSV Solutions we can assist you with training to educate drivers of both PCV and LGV in how to look after themselves properly, the legal and moral responsibilities and the consequences of not doing so by way of a driver CPC training day. This involves teaching all aspects of health and wellbeing including drink, drugs, and other general health and wellbeing advice.
We are introducing a drink and drug testing service whereby we come to your place of work to carry out random checks to ensure that your staff are compliant to carry out their duties. By using an external accredited service you can be sure that all tests carried out would be recognised by any subsequent employment tribunals using the latest technology in line with legislation.
Are you currently carrying out testing on your staff? Even if you are, would it make sense to invite an external company to occasionally enhance your policies? Being proactive instills confidence within the workplace and on to your customers. Being ahead of the game also protects your business against those that unfortunately, could let us down in the most unimaginable way.
If you would consider using the above services then do please get in touch for further information. We look forward to hearing from you.
Call: 020 395 3852