Drug & Alcohol Policy

Spencer Painters & Decorators is committed to creating a drug and alcohol-free workplace to safely achieve its business objectives.

This Commitment:

  • Promotes employee’s wellbeing, health and safety.

  • Creates a work environment where employees feel safe.
  • Recognised the importance of satisfying the client and providing quality service
  • Improves business performance including management of business risk and associated costs
  • Supports the requirements to comply with SCIRT’s Drug & Alcohol Policy


The Drug & Alcohol Policy and procedures will apply to all employees of Spencer Painters as well as sub-contractors.

Spencer Painters will support its staff in achieving this goal through the following initiatives:


The Drug & Alcohol Programme will be supported by educational material and managers’ training conducted by recognised specialists.

Pre-Employment Testing

New appointments are contingent on applicants returning negative drug test.

Post-Accident/Incident Testing

Employees may be tested for the presence of drugs and/or alcohol when they are involved in an incident or accident where their actions may have contributed to the event.  Certain serious incidents will result in mandatory testing.

Reasonable Cause Testing

Employees may be tested for the presence of drug and/or alcohol where their actions, appearance, behaviour or conduct suggests drugs and/or alcohol may be impacting on their ability to work effectively and safely.

Random Testing

Employees will be subject to be randomly selected for testing for the presence of drugs and/or alcohol.

Serious Misconduct

Employees observed taking, selling, supplying or being in the possession of drugs and/or alcohol at work will be disciplined per Spencer Painter’s serious misconduct procedures.  Employees refusing to consent to undertake drug/alcohol testing will also be disciplined as above.


Spencer Painters may assist with a Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Programme for employees either voluntarily asking for assistance or testing positive for drugs and/or alcohol for the first time under this policy. 

Policy authorised by
  Jeremy Spencer
Managing Director

Spencer Painters Christchurch