Addiction at work – Without the employer’s knowledge, their business can end up with significant damage if they have the hidden problem of an addiction in the workplace. This in turn can go on to cost the employer and the company a lot of money. Here are a few reasons why. You can end up with the costs of a disciplinary, and the whole tribunal processes along with the loss of productivity and the cost of management time.
On top of all this you could still face the problem of inadvertently breaking certain laws. These consist of employment and health and safety laws, negligence in some circumstances; This may be caused by allowing injury which may be caused to the public or employees, plus motoring and criminal laws.
The major problem for employers is the employee may be too scared to tell anyone of their addiction problem in fear of losing their job. This unfortunately keeps their addiction problem hidden.
Prevention strategy measures
Addiction at work -Employers can now put into effective our “prevention strategy measures” simply by introducing the confidential Addiction Helpline. This was set up in 2009 and has helped hundreds of employees over the years. From here we can set up drug and alcohol, Gambling or Sexual addiction treatment programs anywhere in the UK. We can fit it around the employees holiday period. This way we can stamp out their addiction before it has an impact on their work or even worse, destroys their lives.
If you would like to find out more about the help and support we offer. or any of the programs available. Please call our team on 0845 3881 543 or Mobiles call 07811 606 606 and we will be glad to help. We are open 24 hours a day and we always have a trained member of staff on the end of our phone lines.
Addiction at work -Free posters
Addiction at work -You may wish to place some laminated Addiction Helpline A4 posters around your office / company building. These are free, and come in sets of 4. Please call our team if you would like some.
Drug testing kits
Worried or concerned about an employee and what to put your mind at rest. We offer drug testing kits. These are saliva or urine tests. They come in a cup, panel, or strip form. To order some now, go to Drug Testing Kits. We supply the Police, NHS and Prison Service, just to name a few. These tests work.
Drivers and machine operators
There are new laws out now for employers reference drug taking employees. I will not put them on this page. At the moment they seem to be changing on a daily basis. So do look them up. What I would say is this. If you have a good anti drug policy at work and you are taking all the steps possible. ie testing drivers, machine operators etc on a regular basis (once a month), them you have nothing to worry about. Plus it keeps your company vehicles safe, and more to the point the general public. If you would like any advice on this subject, please call our team now on 07811 606 606.