Why does your workplace need alcohol awareness training?
Improving the wellbeing of staff, enhancing the safety of your workforce and increasing productivity are just some of the potential benefits of improving your teams alcohol awareness.
Alcohol is the cause of 17 million sick days every year in the UK
UK industry loses £7.3 billion a year to alcohol related sickness and absence
Even more importantly one in five UK adults risk damaging their health by regularly drinking more than the Chief Medical Officers’ low-risk drinking guidelines.
Many businesses are now doing much more to support their staff and there has been a realisation that workplace wellbeing initiatives are more than just a ‘nice to have’ they are vital for the success of a company. Not only do they make employees feel supported they can have a big impact on the overall health and productiveness of a workforce. There has also been an increase in the understanding of how important alcohol education is as a key component of any wellbeing scheme.
We recognise that alcohol is often part of workplace culture, either when doing business with customers and clients or as part of socialising between colleagues. But to create a healthy and inclusive work culture it is important to remember that alcohol is not for everyone. Some people choose not to drink at all, or only very occasionally. Always including alcohol in work events can lead to some employees feeling excluded. Any effective wellbeing and diversity policy should therefore include alcohol awareness training to ensure understanding and inclusivity which, in turn, contributes to more positive employee engagement.
Together, we can help create a workplace that is well educated about alcohol and the impact it can have on employee health and wellbeing.
Improving the wellbeing of staff, enhancing the safety of your workforce, increasing productivity are just some of the benefits of improving your team's alcohol awareness. Find out how Drinkaware at Work can help your team.