Workplace policies on smoking, drugs and alcohol



Smoking, drugs and alcohol can have a negative impact on health and safety in your business. They can also affect productivity and profitability.

Smoking is now banned in almost all enclosed public places and workplaces in the UK. You need to ensure that employees and customers keep to the rules.

Drugs and alcohol can pose a serious risk to workplace safety. This is particularly true for workers whose job involves tasks such as operating machinery or driving a vehicle.

Therefore, as part of your health and safety duties you need to have suitable policies in place to cover these areas. 

This guide outlines the benefits of having policies in place and provides you with a checklist of what to include in a policy. It outlines how you deal with drug use and alcohol issues in your business. It also details how you can support your employees who have a problem.

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