Don't overindulge this Christmas

21/12/2015

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Almost 17 million working days are lost each year in the UK due to alcohol misuse alone and it is estimated 9.3 million full time employees have abused drugs in the last month.

Misuse of alcohol or drugs can impair an individual’s ability to perform even normal, routine tasks, as well as affecting their ability to interact socially and impacting all areas of their personal and working life.

The fact that the majority of substance abusers are in full time employment makes the management of substance misuse a priority for all HR, Health & Safety and Occupational Health professionals.

Cordant recognises the risks associated with alcohol and drugs in the workplace and has introduced a random testing procedure as a fundamental part of our strategy - to safeguard the health, safety and welfare of all employees, contractors and customers.