Zero Tolerance Tuesday – What standards do you set?

Every workplace should operate a zero-tolerance policy on the use of alcohol, drugs or any other substance which could cause intoxication whilst at work. This also goes for some prescribed medications; some medication can also cause side effects which could mean that you are not fit to carry out your job. Whether you operate machinery, work in construction or even work in an office but drive to work.

Being under the influence whilst at work is not acceptable in any situation, just a few of side effects of substance abuse include;

  • Drowsiness or may even cause you to fall asleep whilst on the job
  • Impaired and poor decision making
  • Loss of efficiently
  • Mood swings and irritability
  • Unpredictable behaviour
  • An increased chance of harming yourself and those around you

There are a few different courses that cover substance abuse and how you go about dealing with it, whether you are an employer or an employee. Epica have all your needs covered, if you or your workplace require help in this area. Send our team an email to enquiries@epica.org.uk, we will provide you will all of the information you need.

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