Alcohol and drug Policy

Issue Date: 01 April 2023
Revision 10


HFG is committed to protecting the health and safety of all individuals affected by our activities, as well as the communities in which we live and operate. HFG recognizes that the use of alcohol and drugs can adversely affect job performance, the work environment and the safety of our employees, contractors and the general public.

This Policy and its related practices apply to all employees when they are engaged in Company business, working on or off Company premises, and driving Company vehicles. HFG’s contractors are expected to develop and enforce alcohol and drug policies and practices that are consistent with this Policy and its related practices.

To minimize the risk of unsafe and unsatisfactory performance due to alcohol or drugs, staff are expected to report fit for work and remain fit for work throughout their workday or shift and when on scheduled call.

The following are expressly prohibited while on Company business or premises:

  • the use, possession, distribution and/or the offering for sale of illegal drugs or prohibited substances
  • the unauthorized use, possession, distribution, and/or the offering for sale of beverage alcohol
  • the use and/or possession of prescribed medications not authorized for personal use
  • reporting for work under the influence of any illegal drugs or prohibited substances

Investigation and testing procedures as defined in HFG’s Alcohol & Drug Practices may be used in support of this Policy.

Employees who are concerned about, or are experiencing alcohol and drug problems are encouraged to seek assistance from their personal physician or appropriate community services before job performance is impacted or violations of this Policy or its related practices occur.

Disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment or services, will be taken where HFG determines violations of this Policy and/or its related practices have occurred.