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Alcohol and Drugs: The Management of Workplace Problems
Wednesday, 12 October 2016 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm£399.00
Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel, Knightsbridge, London
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The aim of the day is to provide participants with a greater understanding of the difficulties that arise from alcohol and drug use and to equip attendees with problem solving approaches to the management of these issues in the workplace.
With considerable implications for health and safety, absenteeism, productivity and working relationships, alcohol and drug use can be of central importance for creating (or destroying) effective working environments.
As a result, having clear and robust policies and procedures in place can provide the framework for all staff to work to and the guidance on action to be taken should problems arise.
However, developing an understanding of the issues, gaining greater awareness of the signs and symptoms, and acquiring the skills to address and manage individuals when alcohol when drug use is identified, can be a challenge.
This course will help those responsible for employees, who may face alcohol and drug issues, to gain confidence to implement the procedures and deal with the problems when they arise.
- HR practitioner
- Occupational Health professional
- Health and Safety Manager
Six key things you will learn on this course:
|09:30||Coffee and registration|
|10:00||Welcome, Introductions and Objectives for the day|
|10:15|| Alcohol and Drug Use
|11:00|| Alcohol and Drug Use in the Workplace
|11:45|| Workplace Policies
|12:30||Lunch and discussion|
|13:30|| Managing Difficult Situations
|14:30|| Case Studies
|15:50||Conclusions and Action Planning|
|16:00||Close of Course|
Peter Smith has worked in the addictions field for over 25 years, he is one of the UK’s leading experts on workplace drug and alcohol concerns.
He has more than 12 years experience acting in a consultancy capacity both in the UK and overseas consulting on the development of workplace drug and alcohol policies; the delivery of staff treatment programmes; and company training and development projects.
Peter has worked with a broad range of companies from SME’s to large private and public sector organisations across the UK and with multinational corporations all over the world. Having worked in sectors, including; manufacturing and production, logistics and public transport, aerospace and defense, technology, IT and computing, consultancy firms and other organisations.
He is currently a member of an RCGP (Royal College of General Practitioners) advisory panel supporting the development of GP training and a member of a Responsibility in Gambling Fund (RGF) steering group. Peter is also the Development Director at a drug and alcohol treatment centre: a GAMNOS Advisory Group member; and a RCGP Gambling Awareness Advisory Board member.
All of Peter’s training courses are fully bespoke and tailored to the individual needs of the particular organisation. Some of the broad topics that Peter can cover include:
- Basic Skills for Managers
- Alcohol and Drug Awareness
- What is Addiction? Signs and Symptoms of Addiction
- The Impact of Addiction
- How to Manage Alcohol and Drug Problems
- Relapse Prevention and Supporting Recovery
In addition to the above Peter can provide sessions that are medically focused. He is also able to offer some insights from past patients with their experiences of workplace drink and drug using scenarios.
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