Consulting and Training Programme

The Institute has provided training in Ireland, Scotland, London, Switzerland, Italy and Greece. The Institute also acted as consultants to the International Labour Organisation (ILO) on prevention and assistance training on alcohol and drug problems for the countries of India, Sri Lanka, Thailand and the Philippines.

Training days are designed for group bookings of up to a minimum of 10 delegates, including manual and USB.

Driving for Work under the Influence of Intoxicants defined as Drugs and Alcohol

Half Day Training

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.

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.

  • Drugs and Alcohol at Work - Managing Reasonable Suspicion

    Full Day Training

    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.

    Employee Health and Wellbeing - Developing an Integrated Approach

    Full Day Training

    The Health and Safety Authority announced a health and safety strategy 2016-2018 (under review) which places an increased focus on work related health risks. Employers have a legal obligation to assess all workplace health risks which may cause illness and comply with health and safety general application regulations.

    Providing Reasonable Accommodation for Workplace Mental Health

    Full Day Training

    Irish Legislation: Mental Health and the Workplace
    It is important for employers and employees to know about their legislative rights and responsibilities in relation to mental health at work. Two of the most relevant pieces of legislation are the Employment Equality Acts 1998-2015 and the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005.

    Rights of employees with mental health disabilities
    Employees with mental health problems that come within the definition of disability in the Employment Equality Acts 1998-2015, have significant enforceable rights. In addition employers have a significant obligation to conduct a risk assessment on all mental health risks and put in place proportionate control measures which will enable employees with disabilities access and participate fully in employment.

    Certified Training
    Certificate of attendance presented by The EAP Institute

    Continuing Professional Development Awards
    Professional Development Hours (P.D.H.'s) will be awarded by the Employee Assistance Certification Commission (EACC) for attendance.

    IOSH CPD Points
    The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) members will be able to allocate CPD points to the course at the rate of 3 points per course day

    Fees: €125 per delegate to a minimum of 10 for full day training
    €75 per delegate to a minimum of 10 for half day training

    Course materials and travel not included

    If you are interested in any of the modules listed, please contact Maurice Quinlan at:

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