Drug and Alcohol Awareness Training

Duration 1-2 hours

Last audited 15th December 2023

CPD Approved RoSPA Approved
Drug and Alcohol Awareness
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  • 100% online training

  • Start when you like

  • Learn on any device (desktop, mobile or tablet)

  • Instant assessment and result

  • 1 learner per course

  • Train teams of all sizes

  • Bulk discounts starting at 10% off 10 courses

  • Learn on any device (desktop, mobile or tablet)

£25 +VAT

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Includes a 10% discount for 10+ courses

Drug and alcohol misuse can occur in any workplace, but is particularly prevalent in industries where safety-critical, high-stress work takes place, such as in the construction and trades sector.

This course will give you an understanding of substance misuse and your legal responsibilities regarding it, in order to manage incidents of workplace misuse, as well as the wider issue of misuse, sensitively and appropriately. It will teach you to recognise the physical and social signs of misuse, as well as risk factors contributing to workplace misuse and the potential consequences of it. It will also outline ways of managing substance misuse in the workplace and how to support those who are experiencing it.

100% online training

Access anywhere

Same day digital certificate

Printed certificate posted next working day

Full audio voiceover

Unlimited assessment attempts

Developed in collaboration with industry experts

Accredited by CPD and assured by RoSPA Qualifications

Downloadable module summaries of key learning points

What you'll learn

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the legal, health and social implications of substance misuse.
  • Identify the signs and symptoms of substance misuse in your colleagues and yourself.
  • Identify risk factors influencing substance misuse in construction and trades.
  • Appropriately respond to instances of substance misuse.
  • Know what is expected of both employees and employers to ensure everyone feels supported and able to discuss issues.

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Module 1: What is Alcohol and Drug Misuse?

This module introduces substance misuse in the workplace by outlining relevant drug and alcohol statistics and exploring a case study on the impact of substance misuse in the construction sector. It outlines the risks associated with drug and alcohol misuse, particularly in the construction and trades sector, explaining why this industry is at high risk of misuse.

Module 2: Understanding Drugs and Alcohol

This module outlines the most common types of drugs and the health impacts they can have, as well as the social and professional consequences of substance misuse. It also explores the risk factors that can contribute to drug and alcohol misuse in the workplace, as well as how to identify signs of drug and alcohol misuse.

Module 3: Supporting Employees with Drug and Alcohol Misuse

This module explains the laws around substance misuse in the workplace for employers and employees and how to implement a drug and alcohol policy to tackle workplace substance misuse, as well as other methods for combating workplace substance misuse.

The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will be asked 12 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 80%. The answers are marked automatically so you will instantly know whether you have passed. If you don't pass don't worry! You can take the test as many times as you need with no extra charge.

This course is most suitable for both employers and employees who work in industries where safety-critical work takes place, particularly those in the construction and trades industry.

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