Status and Details

Status and Details

This page contains information about the status, approval and implementation of this document, contact details for the relevant Unit Head and document author and, on the right, a brief summary of changes between this and the previous version.

Alcohol and Drugs in the Workplace Policy

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Status Current Indicates if this version of the document is in effect (Current), yet to come into effect (Future), or expired (Historic).
Effective Date 13th December 2023 This is the date on which this version of the document came into effect.
Review Date 18th August 2028 The next review of this document is scheduled to commence on this date.
Approval Authority University Council The noted authority approved this is version of the document.
Approval Date 13th December 2023 This is the date on which this version of the document was approved by the authorised authority.
Expiry Date Not Applicable This is the date on which this version expires. It may still apply, conditionally, after this date.
Responsible Officer Darren Smith
Senior Manager, Wellbeing, Health and Safety
The position responsible for monitoring the effectiveness of a policy document and its review.
Responsible Executive Adam Malouf
Chief Operating Officer and Vice-President Operations
The position with overarching responsibility for ensuring implementation of, and compliance with, the policy document.
Enquiries Contact People and Culture Division
+61 2 4221 5902
General enquiries should be directed to the officer/area listed.

Summary of Changes from Previous Version

This is the first document to be published in the University's new Policy Library. It is basically equivalent to the document that was approved and effect at the time the migration occurred, except for the numbering system and references, which have been updated to align with the new formatting and current requirements.



Version Control and Change History

Date Effective - Approved By - Amendment

1 - 15 April 2005 - University Council - First Version.

2 - 24 July 2007 - Administrative Committee - Reviewed for currency and formatting.

3 - 6 May 2009 - Vice Principal (Administration) - Migrated to UOW Policy Template as per Policy Directory Refresh.

4 - 26 August 2010 - Vice-Principal (Administration) - Updated to reflect divisional name change from Personnel Services to Human Resources Division.

5 - 1 March 2011 - Senior Manager, Policy & Governance. Updated to reflect name change to University Code of Conduct and amend links to include Academic & General Staff Agreements.

6 - 14 October 2011 - Senior Manager, Policy & Governance - Reference to Children on Campus Policy updated to Children in the Workplace and Study Environment Policy.

7 - 3 September 2013 - Finance and Resources Committee - Scheduled review of policy. No significant changes. Addition of worker definition, students and visitors. Title change.


8 18 August 2023 Workplace Health and Safety Unit Updated definitions, stricter and more defined policy requirements, inclusion of a new Impairment Related to Drug and Alcohol Use and Responding to Suspected Breaches of this Policy and testing requirements.