1.1 Phoenix Civil (the “Company”) is committed to ensuring the good health and safety of every Employee, Contractor and visitor to the Company’s workplace & work sites, to ensuring healthy and safe working conditions, and to the safe operation of all equipment in the workplace. For that reason, the Company has adopted the following Drug and Alcohol Policy, which prohibits all Employees and Contractors, at all levels, from working or conducting Company business under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
“Drugs” means any mind altering or legally controlled substance. This includes any drugs listed in the Misuse of Drugs Act 1981 (WA) or similar legislation relevant to any other State in Australia that the Company may operate in, and any drugs listed in the AS/NZS 4308:2008: Procedures for specimen collection and quantitation of drugs of abuse in urine and AS 4760:2006 Procedures for specimen collection and quantitation of drugs in oral fluid (or successor Standards). The Company may also include drugs other than those listed in the Standard, such as those drugs referred to as “designer drugs”, including (but not limited to) synthetic cannabinoids and herbal highs, as well as other synthetic drugs such as opioids, hallucinogens, piperazines, stimulants and sedatives in the definition of “drugs”.
“Alcohol” means any alcoholic drink, including spirits, wine or beer.
1.2 Except as provided at 1.3 below, Employees/Contractors are prohibited from:
a. working or conducting Company business under, or at the risk of being under, the influence of drugs or alcohol; or
b. using, possessing, distributing or consuming drugs or alcohol on Company property including a Company vehicle; or
c. driving a Company vehicle under, or at the risk of being under, the influence of drugs or alcohol at any time; or
d. using or consuming drugs or alcohol when off-duty if it would result in the Employee/Contractor reporting to work or performing duties under, or at the risk of being under, the influence of drugs or alcohol.
1.3 Alcoholic beverages may be served or consumed at social events in designated areas, with prior approval form the Managing Director or Operations Manager. Employees/Contractors must abide by this Policy at any social event at which alcoholic beverages are served. Employees/Contractors are responsible for ensuring that they remain in a condition to be able to get home safely and legally ensuring that if they are required to work the following day that they are not in breach of this Policy upon their return