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Dealing with substance misuse in the workplace

Need clear, concise information and guidance on dealing with substance misuse in the workplace?

TAKING place on Thursday 27 November 2014 at The Institute of Quarrying, McPherson House, 8a Regan Way, Chetwynd Business Park, Chilwell, Nottingham NG9 6RZ, this one-day course (10am start) will provide a comprehensive understanding of the issues, allowing the development, implementation and management of substance misuse policy in the workplace.

Designed primarily for policyholders, directors, human resource managers, health and safety manager, operational managers or anyone else with responsibility for ensuring the efficient and safe running of a site operation, the course will provide in-depth coverage of:

  • Policy development advice and guidance
  • How your company policy will affect your employees, contractors and hauliers
  • Effective communication of the policy
  • Information concerning workplace substance misuse, including information on drug types and their effects on an individual at work
  • Signs and symptoms of substance misuse
  • Your legal responsibilities
  • How to deal with an incident relating to misuse at work
  • Testing – how, when and who, to ensure it is legally compliant
  • Counselling and support programmes.


During the day the following will be covered:

  • Overview of the course and some statistics of substance misuse in the UK
  • A knowledge check on alcohol and drugs
  • Information and a discussion on the different types of drugs, their effects and paraphernalia relating to drug misuse
  • Information and a discussion on alcohol and how to promote sensible drinking with education on recommended consumption levels and units of alcohol
  • The essential guide for developing a policy
  • A discussion on the signs and symptoms of misuse or dependency
  • Overview of the legal requirements for both the company and employee
  • Group discussion on dealing with an incident relating to substance misuse
  • How and when testing should be carried out, with a practical demonstration
  • The benefits of a formal counselling programme for the company and employee
  • Dealing with someone who breaches the policy.

The course will be delivered by Hampton Knight, leading independent specialist providers of employee health and well-being solutions. They have assisted numerous companies and organizations across the UK and Ireland in introducing and successfully managing the issue of substance misuse at work, and have a wealth of experience of working within the quarrying and construction sector.

The course is open to all, priced at £99 + VAT for IQ members and £125 + VAT for non-members. To make a booking call: (0115) 972 9995; or email: [email protected]


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