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Drug and Alcohol Policy (On-Hired)

Drug and Alcohol Policy (On-Hired)

Policy objectives

DFP is committed to ensuring that a safe, healthy and productive workplace is provided for all employees - fulltime, contract or temporary. While DFP Recruitment Services does not wish to intrude into the private lives of employees, if drug use or alcohol has a direct impact on an individual’s work performance or on safety standards, it is DFP Recruitment Services’ responsibility to employees, clients and other people on work premises to intervene.

DFP’s specific objectives are:

  • To minimize alcohol related harm to the individual

  • To ensure that persons who are consuming alcohol take responsibility for their own behaviour

  • Reduce costs of alcohol and drug misuse;

  • Provide access to information and education;

  • Offer appropriate forms of assistance to those individuals for whom alcohol has become a problem

  • To preserve the reputation of DFP in the community

DFP is committed to maintaining and enhancing job performance and job safety and, at the same time, has the responsibility for the welfare of each employee.

Whilst this policy refers explicitly to drugs and alcohol it is intended to apply to inhalants and other forms of substance abuse or usage.


DFP is committed to ensuring that the safety and wellbeing of employees and the quality of DFP work is not compromised by the presence of people under the influence of alcohol, non prescribed drugs or over the prescribed dose of prescription medication in the work place.

As part of these efforts to achieve the highest standards of safety and health, DFP has a policy of zero tolerance for illicit drug or alcohol use, or the use of prescription medication with safety implications during work hours and zero tolerance for work being conducted under the influence of such substances.

DFP does not and will not condone:

  • The use, sale or possession of any illegal / prohibited substances at the work place or a work related event.

  • The presence of employees affected by alcohol or drugs at the workplace or work related event

  • The consumption of alcohol at a work related event without express DFP permission

Persons working for Clients of DFP must comply with the Host Company’s policies relating to drugs and alcohol and related testing methods, subject to the reasonableness of those policies and methods.

Host companies may conduct unannounced searches for drug or alcohol on company premises.

Host companies or DFP may conduct unannounced random alcohol and drug testing.

DFP or the host client may require employees to submit to medical evaluation or alcohol or drug testing where cause exists to suspect alcohol or drug use, including workplace incidents, or reasonable suspicion of being under the influence of drugs of alcohol whilst at work.

A positive test result, refusal to submit to a drug or alcohol test and/or impairment due to the use of drugs or alcohol may result in disciplinary action, up to and including termination. On safety critical sites, immediate termination may result.

Safety Critical Sites - Use of Vehicles & Machinery

Persons working with vehicles and machinery, handling hazardous substances or undertaking hazardous activities must not be under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs and must at all times comply with relevant laws.