Managing the implementation of your fitness for work alcohol policy requires ongoing commitment and support of the employer and management at all levels.
Monitoring, reviewing and evaluating the effectiveness of your policy is an important step in the policy cycle as it:1
The process for monitoring, reviewing and evaluating the effectiveness of your policy including the policy's impact and outcomes will be guided by the workplace structure that has been put in place.
The method and timeframe for monitoring, reviewing and evaluating your policy needs to be considered.
The data and records to be collected will also need to be determined. This may include workplace productivity statistics, incident reports, workplace testing results and information collected directly from employees through surveys and participation in information, education and training sessions and programs.
In order to measure the impact and outcomes of your fitness for work policy the following should be considered 2:
1 National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction. (2006). Responding to Alcohol and Other Drug Related Issues in the Workplace: An Information and Resource Package. NCETA, Adelaide, South Australia.
2 Allsop, S., Pillips, M. and Calogero, C. (2001). Drugs and work: responding to alcohol and other drug problems in Australian workplaces. Melbourne. Australia.
Call the Alcohol and Drug Support Line on (08) 9442 5000 or 1800 198 024 toll free for country callers.
For emergencies call the 000 emergency line.