DRUG & ALCOHOL TESTING POLICY

General principle


Old Windsor Logistics Ltd continually strives to conduct our business activities in a way which will achieve the highest possible standard of health and safety for our contractors, clients and members of the public. As the core of our business is based around road based transport we recognise that we can contribute to a safe, healthy and productive work environment by adopting a zero tolerance policy on the use of alcohol & illegal drugs in the workplace, preventing drug and alcohol problems, by raising awareness, by identifying problems at the earliest stage and by offering support to those who have a problem.


Our policy is designed to ensure that no persons under the influence of illegal drugs or alcohol does supply or render services to Old Windsor Logistics Ltd nor operate a vehicle on behalf of Old Windsor Logistics Ltd.


Who is covered by this policy?

This policy applies to all of our employees as well as subcontractors (including agency and self-employed), consultants and employees of other organisations when working on our sites and premises or the sites and premises of our clients on our behalf.


Contractor On-Boarding Screening

Before any individual may supply or render any services to Old Windsor Logistics Ltd in any context either as subcontractor or personnel of a subcontractor a Drug & Alcohol screening test must be performed and a negative sample provided.


Random Screening

Whilst contracting to or under the contract of Old Windsor Logistics Ltd there shall be a continued requirement for each individual to agree to undertake random drug & alcohol screening tests for the purpose of verifying compliance with this policy when requested by either a representative of Old Windsor Logistics Ltd or a representative of our client at whose premises the services are being rendered or supplied.


Testing process

All screening tests undertaken by any individual in line with this policy shall be conducted at the expense of Old Windsor Logistics Ltd by a suitably qualified & authorised independent Toxicologist on behalf of the third party appointed by either Old Windsor Logistics Ltd or a client of Old Windsor Logistics Ltd to conduct such screening tests.


Results of all screening tests shall be available to the donor once they are made available to Old Windsor Logistics Ltd

Non-Negative result


Should the result of any screening test undertaken be 'Non-Negative' any subcontractors (including agency and self-employed) shall be immediately suspended from any duties pending an investigation in line with our disciplinary procedure.

Should the result of any screening test undertaken be 'Non-Negative' any contractor will be required to reimburse Old Windsor Logistics Ltd for the cost of the screening test and any agreement or contract for services immediately terminated.


Right to appeal

The donor shall have the right to appeal where in the situation that the onsite testing equipment may be defective; samples will then be sent to an approved Laboratory. Further costs/penalties may be incurred subject to result.

Daniel Sheehy 

MD

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