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Drug & Alcohol Policy

DRUGS AND ALCOHOL POLICY

INTRODUCTION

Drugs and alcohol use in the workplace creates a range of problems. Employees under the influence of drugs and alcohol can cause injury to themselves and others, resulting in poor work performance, inefficiency and damage to plant equipment and other property.

MCAS has a duty to ensure the health, safety and welfare at work of their employees and visitors.

It is every employee’s responsibility to take reasonable care of the health and safety of others in the workplace and ensure that their performance and actions are not impeded by the use of drugs (either legal or illegal) or alcohol.

It is the responsibility of all employees to report to their supervisor any incidents where it is suspected that an employee is under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

CODE OF BEHAVIOUR

An employee, whilst on duty or company premises is prohibited from:

  • possessing or using illegal drugs at the workplace
  • being under the influence of drugs (legal or illegal) or alcohol
  • having consumed alcohol within 10 hours of commencing duty
  • consuming alcohol and smelling of having consumed alcohol whilst on duty and at meal breaks

There is a range of medications which can affect performance, including pain relievers, sleeping pills, tranquillisers, etc. An employee who is using medication or legally prescribed drugs that may impede performance must report this to their supervisor before commencing duty.

BREACHES

A breach of the Code of Behaviour is considered serious and may lead to disciplinary action and dismissal.

 

 

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