Australian Forklift Training discuss on the importance of developing a drug and alcohol policy for workplaces. It is important to adopt a strict no tolerance policy to drugs and alcohol in order to protect forklift companies and their forklift operators from drug related accidents.
According to Australian Forklift Training, there is absolutely no place for drugs and alcohol around forklifts. It is important that forklift operators of a company know what to do when they suspect a coworker is under the influence of alcohol or drugs, so that the situation is handled properly. When mishandled, accidents, grievances and law suites can occur.
Australian Forklift Training stress the importance of implementing no tolerance policy to drugs and alcohol in forklift companies. Forklift operators should know that no alcohol or drugs, be it illegal or subscription are allowed. If they are under the influence of alcohol or drugs, they are not to operate any equipment.