New Drug and Alcohol Training Programme Announced    
19/04/2011 11:07:20
In response to training requests from companies wishing to develop policies and procedures on workplace intoxicants, the EAP Institute has designed a drug and alcohol training programme for managers, team leaders and employees which will comply with Section 13(1)b of The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005.

The training includes information on how to design a comprehensive approach to workplace intoxicants (defined as drugs and alcohol). It will also include a template for completing drug and alcohol risk assessments and control measures which may be reflected in the company?s safety statement
A module on training managers, supervisors and team leaders in the management of poor performance caused by workplace intoxicants will provide the skills to manage the situation where an employee reports for or is on duty under the influence of an intoxicant. Selecting best practice employee support services and EAPs will be an essential part of the learning. The final part of the training will brief those taking part in employee drug testing, standards set by the European Workplace Drug Testing Society (EWDTS). Details may be viewed at
Professional Development Hours (P.D.H.?s) will be awarded by the Employee Assistance Certification Commission (EACC) for a minimum a half day attendance. (Applications for the awards must be made at least four weeks prior to the start date of the training)

The Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) members will be able to allocate CPD points to the course at the rate of 2 points per course day.
For Immediate Release ? 18th April Maurice Quinlan, Tel: +353 (0)51 855 733 Email: Web address:
EAP Institute, 143 Barrack Street, Waterford, Ireland
Tel: 353 51 855733 Fax 353 51 879626 Co. Reg. No. 120799