Asset Training has a vital interest in maintaining a safe, healthy, and efficient training environment. Being under the influence of a drug or alcohol during training poses serious safety and health risks to the user and to all those who work within the space of the user. The use, sale, purchase, transfer, or possession of an illegal drug in the training facility, and the use, possession, or being under the influence of alcohol also poses unacceptable risks for safe, healthy, and efficient operations.
Asset Training has an obligation to maintain a safe workplace for all of its students and employees, and to protect the organisation’s property, information, equipment, operations and reputation.
Asset Training further expresses its intent through this policy to comply with federal and state rules, regulations or laws that relate to the maintenance of a training centre free from illegal drugs and alcohol.
Under SafeWork NSW guidelines, nominated trainers must not deliver the General Construction Induction if they suspect that a student is under the influence of alcohol, illicit drugs or substances.
Asset Training has a zero tolerance towards alcohol, illicit drugs and substances and as a condition of undertaking training, all students are required to abide by the terms of this policy.
Any student who possesses, is under the influence of, distributes, sells, attempts to sell, or transfers illegal drugs or alcohol on Asset Training premises will be question and removed from the course.
Alcohol means any beverage that contains ethyl alcohol (ethanol), including but not limited to beer, wine and distilled spirits.
Illegal drug means any drug which is not legally obtainable; any drug which is legally obtainable but has not been legally obtained; any prescribed drug not legally obtained; any prescribed drug not being used for the prescribed purpose; any over-the-counter drug being used at a dosage level other than recommended by the manufacturer or being used for a purpose other than intended by the manufacturer; and any drug being used for a purpose not in accordance with bona fide medical therapy. Examples of illegal drugs are cannabis substances, such as marijuana and hashish, cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, phencyclidine (PCP), and so-called designer drugs and look-alike drugs.
Under the influence means a condition in which a person is affected by a drug or by alcohol in any detectable manner. The symptoms of influence are not confined to those consistent with misbehaviour, or to obvious impairment of physical or mental ability, such as slurred speech or difficulty in maintaining balance.
It shall be the responsibility of the Chief Executive Officer and Training Centre Manager to ensure that the requirements of this policy are complied with. This policy shall be reviewed on a regular basis to ensure that it continues to comply with relevant state or federal legislation or regulation.