Alcohol & Other Drugs

Alcohol and other drugs (AOD) can have a significant impact on workplaces.

On this page you will find a factsheet to help small-medium sized construction organisations to manage AOD on site and develop an AOD policy, as well as an ACC toolbox talk on managing alcohol on site.

We have also collated a significant list of online resources to help you manage AOD in your workplace.

Where to get more information

Resources and examples to help develop your policy:

Assistance for those affected by drugs and/or alcohol:

Alcohol and Drug General Helpline
For anyone who may have a problem including family, whanau, friend or professional. Freephone: 0800 787 797. The Helpline also has available a variety of free resources to help you make decisions. Call 0800 787 797 to enquire or www.alcoholdrughelp.org.nz
Health Promotion Agency (HPA)
http://www.wellplace.nz and www.alcohol.org.nz has a range of information and information about alcohol
Alcoholics Anonymous
Freephone: 0800 229 6757. Community Alcohol Drug Services (run by District Health Boards). Look in the front of your phone book for your local service.
Al-Anon/Alateen
Freephone: 0508 425 266. Hope and help for young people and adults who are the relatives and friends of a problem drinker.
DrugHelp
A website for people who are concerned about how drugs are affecting their lives – whether it’s because of their own use or because someone close to them has a problem. http://www.drughelp.org.nz/
Lifeline Aotearoa
Telephone counselling service provided 24 hours a day, 7 days a week counselling & support.
Freephone: 0800 543 354
Maori Line
Is committed to providing a culturally affirming service, utilising resources available specifically for Máori, and referring callers to kaupapa Máori treatment services when requested. Freephone: 0800 787 797
Pasifika Line
Has a full list of all Pacific and other services in New Zealand. Freephone: 0800 787 799
Salvation Army
The Bridge programme provides support for you, a friend or a relative affected by alcohol and drugs. Freephone: 0800 53 00 00 or http://www.salvationarmy.org.nz/need-assistance/addictions
Youth Line
The Helpline offers a dedicated, free, confidential information and support service for young people to get help on any issue related to their own or someone else’s drinking or drug taking.
Freephone: 0800 787 984

These are all free resources and can support toolbox talks, be provided in break areas and at induction. The resources can support your drug and alcohol policy:

Information on how Alcohol and Drugs Affect Workers Health:

For assistance with developing and implementing drug testing procedures and training, external agencies include:

You can also contact the AOD Central Coordination Service in Canterbury by phoning 03 3384437, texting 021 003 202 97060, or fax on 03 3387427.
HOW TO MANAGE ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUGS (AOD) IN THE WORKPLACE

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Watch Kristina Wischnowsky from Corbel Construction describe how to put an AOD policy in place

For more video presentations on AOD, watch the WorkSafe event online here.

ToolboxTalk

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ACC ToolboxTalk

ACC ToolboxTalk

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