Staying sober is safety standard
I AM ALWAYS warning you to be careful when working on your roof or using ladders. It is essential you observe all the necessary safety precautions. I thought you might enjoy this true story.
We are about to start repairing a building damaged by fire and recently had our first meeting with the owner. He wants the roof repaired as quickly as possible as his building is next to a nightclub.
The club’s top floor exit leads out to an area near his roof. One night an amorous couple ventured on to the roof and were injured when they fell through it.
The moral of the story is: whatever activity you are about to indulge in, ensure you are taking the necessary safety precautions. Some medication, not to mention alcohol, dulls our senses, so don’t think of going near power tools, ladders, roofs or machinery unless you are 100% in control of your actions.
The substance abuse epidemic is getting out of control, and all employers need to ensure their staff are not being sent to clients in an unfit state. As long as you have the necessary signage in place, you can randomly test for substance abuse.