Policy Support

Health and safety, managing risk in your business

Unfortunately, substance misuse will affect every business at some time or another, and quite often is linked to poor or deteriorating mental health.

The commercial risks posed not only include workplace accidents but:

  • Reputation
  • Absenteeism
  • Presenteeism
  • Employee motivation
  • Productivity
  • Staff turnover
  • Theft

A robust substance misuse policy and testing regime is no longer a matter of choice, and is increasingly something required by insurers. With the trend towards a more flexible workforce and the increased use of sub-contractors, the need for ‘back-to-back governance’ is essential to ensure the consistent application of Health & Safety and HR policies across your entire operation.

We offer a comprehensive service to help you develop, review and implement a legally defensible substance misuse policy for your business. We take a ‘back-to-back’ governance approach to policy development and implementation to ensure that your policy is fully integrated into your other HR and Health & Safety policies. We support you in developing an appropriate workplace testing programme – from staff consultations and training and through to implementation.

Whether you choose to implement the programme yourself or work with us, we provide up-to-date best practice advice, support and training and uniquely, where substance misuse is identified as a problem, we will help you deal with it quickly and efficiently. Whether it is ensuring that you have the evidence to support difficult HR decisions, or to provide support to employees who come forward with substance misuse and/or mental health issues, we will provide the expertise that you need, when you need it.

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