New Drugs and Alcohol Policy in CIP Knowledge – the online H&S and Environmental Manuals

Build UK, working with Eurofins Workplace Drug Testing, has published a template Drugs and Alcohol Policy.

The template is suitable for use by the whole construction supply chain. It aims to provide a consistent approach to the use of drugs and alcohol.

Recognising the different legal limits across the nations and workplace environments, along with various ways of testing, the Build UK template policy addresses calls from members to provide a consistent framework for drug and alcohol testing.

It will also help businesses deal with instances of misuse, eliminating unnecessary duplication and waste across the industry.

The policy, which is initially available to Build UK members and CIP Health & Safety Manual subscribers only, has been drafted so that companies can adopt it in its entirety or incorporate elements of it into their own policy to suit their business.

CIP Knowledge subscribers can view this policy by logging in at

Hardcopy and CDROM subscribers will receive the policy in the December 2022 updates.

If you would like a copy sooner, please email