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Drugs and Alcohol in the workplace

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Please contact Acas on 0300 123 1150 for information on future events


Join us as we explore the potential issues that drug and alcohol misuse can have in the workplace, and the policies and management techniques you can introduce to minimise the effects.

Business need

This course will look at the associated workplace concerns which include low productivity, absenteeism, injury and fatalities, theft, low morale, an increase in health care costs, legal liabilities and worker compensation costs.

Delegates who attend this course will gain an understanding of the law around drugs and alcohol in the workplace, and learn best practice for developing the policies and procedures needed to effectively manage drugs and alcohol related problems in the workplace.

All delegates will receive an electronic certificate of attendance for their participation in the training.

Suitable For

Delegates from all sectors of industry including: managers, supervisors, team leaders, HR professionals, business owners, Trade Union representatives, employee representatives and individuals who wish enhance their CPD.


Our expert-led training sessions are designed to facilitate discussion and interaction. This event will cover:

The importance of tackling drugs and alcohol use:

• Legal background

• Policies

• Duty of care / Business impact

Identifying drug and alcohol use:

• Drugs and their symptoms

• Culture

• Addiction

Tackling the associated effects:

• Role of Line Manager

• Creating a policy

• Testing

• Having difficult conversations

• What approach to take

Have a large group of staff to train?

To save you time and money, we can deliver bespoke training at your workplace. To find out more contact our Customer Services Team on 0300 123 1150 or complete our online enquiry form

Need more than training?

We recognise that every organisation is different. Our specialists can diagnose issues in your workplace and tailor practical solutions to address the challenges faced by you and your staff. To arrange a call or visit or to simply find out more, contact our Customer Services Team on 0300 123 1150 or complete our online enquiry form

Venue Victoria Square House   Map (opens in new window)   Date 30/10/2017    Time 09:30 - 12:30   
Price £105.00 per person    Please note our training events are VAT exempt