ABC Council has adopted this policy to prevent and reduce harm from alcohol products as it relates to Council run events, functions and meetings to support a safer drinking culture and environment.
ABC Council is committed to setting high standards for the availability and promotion of alcohol products at particular workplace events, meetings and functions.
By reducing consumption and promotion of alcohol products at City run events, we aim to design and facilitate functions and events that promote low-risk drinking practices.
Employers and employees have a legal duty-of-care to ensure a safe and healthy workplace. The use of alcohol becomes an occupational health and safety issue if a person’s ability to exercise judgment, coordination, motor control and alertness is affected, leading to an increased risk of injury and illness. The alcohol-affected person may not be able to make an accurate assessment of their fitness for work. A person might be alcohol affected due to intoxication or due to hangover effects.
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