The Workplace Relations Management Plan (WRMP) requirements under the Building Code 2013 (Code) have been amended to include a requirement that principal contractors have a fitness for work policy to manage alcohol and other drugs in the workplace.
Amongst other things, the policy must include:
- detection methods;
- substances tested;
- a requirement for frequent and periodic random testing of the workforce; and
- an outline of how workers affected by drugs and alcohol will be counselled, assisted and disciplined.