Driving for Work under the Influence of Intoxicants defined as Drugs and Alcohol, in-company course

  • Friday, July 1, 2022 - Tuesday, November 1, 2022
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

4 hours certified Training High Value Blended Learning Assignment Based

Random roadside testing for drivers commenced on the Easter Bank Holiday weekend 2017. The legislation now makes it illegal for motorists to drive while under the influence cannabis, cocaine or heroin.

About This Certified Course

Health and safety requirements

Safety Critical – Driving for Work – managing the risks of intoxicants (defined as drugs and alcohol).

Driving for work involves a risk not only for the driver, but also for fellow workers and members of the public, such as pedestrians and other road users.
Driving for work includes any person who drives on a road as part of their work either in:

A company vehicle

Their own vehicle and receives an allowance from their employer for miles driven. As an employer or self-employed person, you must, by law, manage the risks that may arise when you or your employees drive for work. Although employers cannot directly control roadway conditions they can promote and influence safe driving behaviour amongst their employees.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this training those attending will have knowledge of:

  • Assessing the risks associated with driving in the course of work under the influence of intoxicants ((defined as drugs and alcohol)
  • Penalties for breaches of the Road Traffic Acts, including suspension
  • Road Traffic Act 2016 – Use of hand held mobile devices while driving

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  • Maurice Quinlan
    Maurice Quinlan, Director of the EAP Institute is a competent person as required by Section 18(1) of The Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005. He has the knowledge, skills and experience to develop policies and training on Employee Support Therapy (EST) for workplace mental health, workplace intoxicants (defined as drugs and alcohol), Psychological and Psychosocial risks and employee health and wellbeing policies and programmes for national and international companies.