Reporting & Driving for Work under Influence Drugs & Alcohol
Reporting and Driving for Work under the Influence of Drugs and Alcohol
– Employers Legal obligations

Dublin - Ashling Hotel Thursday 21st September 2017

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All Drivers of Company Vehicles may be Tested for Illegal Drugs
New measures to test all drivers, including those who drive company vehicles, are included in the Road Traffic Bill 2015. New laws will be introduced to prosecute all drivers who drive after taking illegal drugs. A new offence of driving/being in charge of a mechanically propelled vehicle with the presence of certain illicit drugs – cannabis, cocaine, and heroin – in blood specimens will be introduced. Provision will also be made for preliminary testing of oral fluid for drugs by An Garda Síochána at the roadside or in a Garda station. This has major implications for employers and employees who undertake driving as part of their duties.

Reporting for Work under the Influence of Drugs and Alcohol
Under Section 13(1)b the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 all employees must ensure that they are not under the influence of an intoxicant (defined as including drugs and alcohol and any combination of drugs or of drugs and alcohol) to the extent that he or she is in such a state as to endanger his or her own safety, health or welfare at work or that of any other person. Employers may prevent employees from reporting for or being on duty under the influence of intoxicants.

Maurice Quinlan introduced the Occupational Alcoholism Programme (OAPs) concept to Europe and hosted the first seminar on this topic in the Clarence Hotel, Dublin, in September 1980. He has recently designed a high value learning seminar and reference manual for workplace intoxicants (defined as drugs and alcohol) to comply with Section 13(1) b of the Safety, Health & Welfare at Work Act 2005 and The Road Traffic Act (3) 2014.
Pat Ward is Head of Corporate Services at Dublin Port Company. He is a member of the Executive Management team with responsibility for employee relations, human resources, communications and cruise tourism. He has 10 years’ experience as a Trade Union Official representing workers across road, rail air and broadcasting sectors. Pat studied Law and the Practice of Industrial Relations at SIPTU College and graduated with an MBA from Dublin City University.

The seminars will take place in the following locations:

Aisling Hotel

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Reporting and Driving for Work under the Influence of Drugs and Alcohol - Employers Legal obligations - Dublin
Thursday 21st September 2017

Book online before Thursday 31st of August 2017 €295.00
After that date €350.00

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