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

Kilkenny - The Aspect Hotel. Thursday 24th May 2018

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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.
Duncan Carmichael began his career as an organic chemist, working with Glaxo Pharmaceuticals and ICI. He began a sales and marketing career with Varian Instruments and worked for 18 years in the United States, giving him analytical chemistry experience in the drug and toxicology sector. During his time in the US Duncan worked for Varian, Thermo and Leco Scientific. He has been the sales manager at Agriyork400 Ltd and is currently based in England. He is a member of the EWDTS technical committee and was a part of the team producing the current 2015 guidelines. Duncan is an active participator in several toxicology groups including LTG, UKIAFT, TIAFT and SOFT.

The seminars will take place in the following locations:

The Aspect Hotel

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Reporting and Driving for Work under the Influence of Drugs and Alcohol - Employers Legal obligations - Kilkenny
Thursday 24th May 2018

Book online €350.00

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