Drugs and Alcohol Policy Statement
All employees of RJC are subject to this policy, irrespective of their role (staff working on railway projects will also be subject to pre employment and ongoing testing). Please familiarise yourself with the requirements and contents of this policy.
Under this policy, any employee whose duties, judgement or safety (along with that of others) is impaired as a result of consumption, ingestion, use, abuse, misuse or possession (with or without the intention to sell onward) of alcohol or drugs (including prescription, over the counter or illegal substances) will be subject to the RJC disciplinary procedure which may result in dismissal as appropriate.
Such offences involving any illegal substance will be reported to the police and Sentinel as a matter of course, and may result in a criminal record.
This policy is supported by the Network Rail Rule Book and Company Standards, Railway Group Standards and the RJC Drugs and Alcohol Policy.
RJC will ensure (so far as is reasonably practicable) that all employees and Sub- contractors are made aware of the contents of this statement.
It is a requirement of your employment (as an employee, contractor or sub contractor) with RJC that you shall not:
RJC will take the appropriate disciplinary action in the event of any infringement; however, we will provide information and help (including support) to anyone voluntarily declaring a drug or alcohol problem, prior to the announcement of any test. This will be dealt with in strictest confidence.
With direct regard to those working on railway related projects (irrespective of your position within the company) the following programme of screening is in place:
reportable accident (as appropriate), reports from members of the public, and where abnormalities of behaviour prompt managerial intervention (which may include a request for screening).
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