This Policy applies to all DiveCo Marine Ltd (DiveCo) Employees, Contractors and others who enter DiveCo offices or project Sites.
DiveCo has a zero-tolerance policy to the abuse of alcohol and drugs on all their work sites. To manage the associated health and safety risks from alcohol or drugs, all employees and contractors must:
An Unfit State through Drugs
Being in an unfit state through the use drugs means having taken or had administered either a dosage of any drug that could adversely affect a person’s safety, performance, conduct or efficiency as well as the safety and wellbeing of others. This may include the use of either prescription drugs, over the counter medication and the use of illegal drugs.
An Unfit State through Alcohol
Being in an unfit state through the consumption of alcohol includes having:
Over the Counter and Prescription Medication
Over the counter and prescription medication, can affect your ability to undertake duties in a safe and responsible manner. You must inform your Line Manager of any prescribed or over the counter medication being taken and any potential side effects likely to impair your work performance or safety.
Due to the nature of specific medication used, you may have to work under restricted duties. These restricted duties may have to continue until you have stopped taking the medication.
All DiveCo employees and contractors are potentially subject to alcohol and drug testing:
Breach of Policy
You will be in breach of this policy if you:
If you breach this policy, it may result in disciplinary and possible dismissal action being taken.
Rights of Appeal
If you fail a drug and alcohol test, you have the right to appeal. More information is can be found in the DiveCo Health & Safety Manual.
Monitoring and Review
The Managing Director will monitor the effectiveness and review the implementation of this policy, regularly considering its suitability, adequacy and effectiveness. Any improvements identified will be made as soon as possible. Internal control systems and procedures will be subject to regular audits to provide assurance that they are effective in countering the use of alcohol and drugs on company premises or at any work site currently in operation.
All employees are responsible for the success of this policy and should ensure they use it to disclose any suspected danger or wrongdoing.