H11. Alcohol in the workplace
21 January, 2015
Submitted: 22 January, 2015
At Rodda's we are committed to providing a safe, healthy and productive working environment for all our staff, customers and visitors. This includes ensuring that all staff are fit to carry out their jobs safely and effectively in a working environment which is free from alcohol. We have a successful substance misuse policy in place for all our staff and this is discussed with them during their induction into the Company.
We recognise that some of our staff may become dependent on alcohol. We also recognise that such dependencies can be successfully treated. We wish to promote a culture which understands and is sympathetic to the problems associated with alcohol misuse in which staff with dependency problems are encouraged to seek help and are supported.
Alcohol problems may develop for a variety of reasons and over a considerable period of time. We are committed, to treating these problems in a similar way to other health issues. Support will be provided where possible with a view to supporting a full recovery, allowing a return to work and the full range of duties. This may include:
(a) referral through the Occupational Health to appropriate treatment providers, where necessary in conjunction with an employees GP.
(b) time off work to attend treatment as recommended by the Occupational Health or GP or specialist
(c) adjusting duties or other support as recommended by the Occupational Health or GP or specialist during treatment and for an agreed period thereafter, subject to operational requirements and feasibility.
We also provide a 24 hour confidential helpline for all our employees and their families. The helpline is staffed by trained counsellors who are able to help and advise staff and their families dealing with alcohol related issues.