SFA Guideline on Intoxicants in the Workplace

This SFA have produced a guideline which aims to provide employers with information and guidance on intoxicants. The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act, 2005, introduced a new duty for employees. This duty stated that an employee must not be under the influence of intoxicants at work to the extent that they could endanger health and safety. Although this is specific duty for an employee, other provisions of the 2005 Act mean that the employer would also a duty in relation to intoxicants. The employer is expected to .. Read more

Drug and Alcohol Testing in the Workplace - FAQ

At present in Ireland there is no legislation that can states that employees have to submit to undergo testing for intoxicants in the workplace. If your organisation has made a provision for this in the employees contract of employment and in the company handbook you can ask an employee to undergo a drugs and alcohol tests. But it is important that you as an employer have a policy .. Read more