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In a nutshell, the purpose of this Policy is to support workplace health and safety. It is meant to address and minimise the risks in the workplace associated with Drugs and Alcohol and to ensure Fitness for Duty, as well as establishing your business' expectations for appropriate behaviour and to describe the possible consequences for non-compliance. At the end of the day, it is important for you as an employer to mitigate risk, and this Policy plays an important part in that.

Important Information

What does the Information Drug and Alcohol Policy cover? This Drug and Alcohol Policy covers:

  • Consumption of alcohol and drugs whilst at work
  • Presenting for work and performing work
  • Work functions and alcohol
  • Prescription and pharmacy drug
  • When will the Company conduct drug and alcohol testing?
  • Drug and alcohol testing
  • Breach of this Policy
  • Variations
  • Workplace Participant acknowledgment

Signing the Drug and Alcohol Policy

You should provide the employee with a duplicate copy of the Drug and Alcohol Policy to sign, date, and return.


ASA is pleased to present these simplified plain English policies and documents. We have prepared these documents as a result of feedback from subscribers and businesses. Sometimes businesses and their employees find detailed policies (or documents) unnecessarily complex and quite frankly, boring.

However, as a result of simplifying these policies/documents, it is important to be mindful as to whether they are appropriate for your business and whether they suit the circumstances for your employees. The idea behind providing you with an option of plain English policies/documents is to best serve the outcomes you desire for your business.

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