Mental Health Education & Resource Centre

AOD | Minimising Alcohol & Drug Related Risks in the Workplace


This workshop has been structured specifically for those working in the Construction Industry sector. Although anyone is welcome to register, it will be focused on those working in high risk environments, operating potentially dangerous machinery and tools.

Course Overview
• How AOD use affects the construction industry
• Introduction to different substances, and how they affect people
• Understanding the difference between abuse and dependence
• Introduction into appropriate identification of AOD usage, intoxication and withdrawal
• Awareness of safe drinking guidelines
• Practice providing a five-to-seven minute brief intervention for mild alcohol problems
• How to assess for signs of intoxication and withdrawal

Learning Intentions
Participants will be provided the opportunity to:
• Practice conducting a five-to-seven minute brief intervention for mild alcohol problems 
• Practice brief assessment skills for assessing alcohol and other drug use
• Gain an understanding of the benefits of providing brief interventions
• Develop an understanding of substances of misuse and complications with their use

Terms and Conditions