While some Tasmania businesses close up for the Festive Season, others – such as the mining, transport and hospitality industries – continue to operate at their peak. At the same time, leading up to Christmas and over the Festive Season, most of us have plenty of opportunities to go out for social occasions, leading to the potential of employees turning up to work the next day under the influence.
We all know that drugs and alcohol and work don’t mix, so how can you protect your Tasmania business this Festive Season?
The answer is drug and alcohol management for your Tasmanian business, starting with drug and alcohol education for all your employees. Why drug and alcohol education? We know that the majority of people want to do the right thing. They would never knowingly put themselves or others at risk by coming to work under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
But many people can be caught out by workplace drug and alcohol testing because they don’t think they may still be over the limit the day after a big night of drinking alcohol. Or they don’t understand that drugs can stay in their system for several hours, even more than 24 hours, depending on a range of factors.
By educating the employees in your Tasmania business on the dangers of drugs and alcohol, you’ll be providing them with knowledge so that they can make informed decisions.
Of course, part of any robust drug and alcohol management is also about catching people who do make the wrong decisions. That’s where drug and alcohol testing comes to the fore. It helps to deter people from coming to work under the influence of drugs or alcohol, as well as identifying people who are unsafe to work.
For more advice on developing and implementing a drug and alcohol management program in your Tasmanian workplace, contact Integrity Sampling. We can help with all aspects of the program, including education and testing.