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3. Look at safety-critical work

Think about the kind of work you do and any safety-critical elements where drug or alcohol misuse could have a serious outcome, for example:

  • using machinery
  • using electrical equipment or ladders
  • driving or operating heavy lifting equipment

You can use this information to help with your risk assessment.

Where employees in safety-critical jobs seek help for alcohol or drug misuse, it may be necessary to transfer them to other work, at least temporarily.

Updated 2020-12-04