Health and Safety
The employer has a duty of care to employees. Two of the top causes of sickness absence and poor productivity in the UK are mental ill-health, which can leave staff feeling disengaged, disorganised and unable to cope with their work, and the second is unhealthy lifestyle choices, such as alcohol, tobacco and drug misuse, which can lead to chronic diseases and impair performance.
Such issues can stop staff performing at their best, preventing you from delivering services if key employees are absent, can also increase staff turnover and increase conflict between colleagues, and failing to manage stress at work could be a breach of health and safety law.
Even if you don’t think there’s an issue with substance abuse in your organisation, it can be a good idea to draw up a policy or at least a simple code of conduct. This will put you in a good position to deal with any problems that do arise. Use our Alcohol and Drugs policy to ensure tackle any issues that may arise.
Ensure staff are safe in their working environment with our DSE self-assessment form, first aid documents and manual handling training presentation.
Protect the health and safety of your employees today!