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:
- Drugs, Alcohol and Work – support on workplace policies, testing, rehabilitation and training and awareness (MBIE)
- WorkSafe: Guidance for Managing Drug and Alcohol- Related Risks in Adventure Activities
- SCIRT – Drug and Alcohol Policy Template
- MHERC – Alcohol and Drugs in the Workplace – For workshop enquiries contact: email@example.com
- Business Leaders’ Health and Safety Forum – A survey on how members approach AOD
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
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.
Freephone: 0508 425 266. Hope and help for young people and adults who are the relatives and friends of a problem drinker.
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/
Telephone counselling service provided 24 hours a day, 7 days a week counselling & support.
Freephone: 0800 543 354
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
Has a full list of all Pacific and other services in New Zealand. Freephone: 0800 787 799
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
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:
- Alcohol and you – facts and effects (HPA)
- Cannabis resource
- Drinkcheck (HPA)
- Methamphetamine resource
- Standard drinks (HPA)
Information on how Alcohol and Drugs Affect Workers Health:
For assistance with developing and implementing drug testing procedures and training, external agencies include:
- ADT (Alcohol Drug Technology)
- Canterbury Health Laboratories
- Moorhouse Medical Centre
- OH Well! Occupational Health & Wellbeing Specialists
- TriEx Workplace Health, Safety & Wellness
- DrugFree sites – Susan Nolan and Associates – Training
- Advance Diagnostics NZ Ltd