Drug Awareness Training

Drug Awareness Training

Employers have a legal duty to protect employees’ health, safety and welfare. Understanding the signs of drug and alcohol misuse (or abuse) will help you to manage health and safety risk in your workplace, develop a policy to deal with drug and alcohol-related problems and support your employees. – Health and Safety Executive (HSE.gov.uk)

Raise awareness within your business or college today!

We have a range of drug awareness training courses and alcohol awareness training courses to suit any requirement.  These are delivered by former Forensic Laboratory staff, policy experts or qualified Teachers, depending upon the course and customer requirement.  We offer bespoke courses, but our standard range of courses include:

  • Alcohol and Drug Awareness for Companies.
  • Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing.
  • Drug and Alcohol Policy Development Workshops.
  • Workplace Employee Briefings (Prior to the launch of a new company policy).
  • Drug Awareness for Schools and Colleges.
  • Drug and Alcohol Awareness for Foster Carers.

We have a wide range drug awareness training courses available.

  • Distance Learning is Available NOW!

    Distance learning training courses are available now via Google Meet or Microsoft Teams.  These live broadcasting platforms support most devices, including those running on Android, iOS, PC and Mac.

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Substance misuse has been proven to increase accidents, ill health, absenteeism and to reduce productivity, which costs companies thousands of pounds every year. To help employers combat this, MHE is pleased to offer an easy, cost effective means of raising drug awareness.

In order to combat drug and alcohol misuse in the workplace, it is necessary to raise awareness amongst managers, supervisors and staff, arming yourselves with the knowledge necessary to tackle this problem and create a safer, happier, substance-free working environment.

We provide practical, straight-forward and comprehensive training seminars, conducted on your premises and tailored to suit your individual company needs.

We supply everything you could possibly need to successfully raise drug awareness within your organisation, along with easy to use on-site drug and alcohol tests (with free technical support), UKAS accredited laboratory services, and training/consultancy in policy development and implementation – all at competitive prices which are kind to your budget. Everything you need to operate a successful drug and alcohol testing policy.

MHE training seminars start at just £347 plus VAT, covering the following topics and much more:-

  • How substance misuse affects a company.
  • Which substances are abused and important information about them.
  • Interesting and informative facts about recognising the effects, signs and symptoms of drug misuse.
  • How to recognise the paraphernalia associated with drug use.
  • How to develop a successful drugs and alcohol policy.
  • How to implement a written drugs and alcohol policy, as recommended by the Health and Safety Executive.
  • Drug screening in the workplace and the surrounding issues.
  • Methods of a low cost start-up so that every company can afford to have a policy in place.


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Drug and Alcohol Awareness Training Courses and Workshops

Pick a course that is right for YOU.

Please contact us for course availability and pricing.  The training can be customised to your specifications, but typically our awareness courses cover the following areas:

Course content includes:

  • Understanding the prevalence of the problem and its impact upon the workplace.
  • Your legal obligations – what you can and can’t do, along with what is required by law in certain situations.
  • Spotting the signs and symptoms of abuse.
  • Information about each drug type, because different drugs affect safety in different ways.
  • The mechanics of drug and alcohol testing, including demonstration with synthetic samples and test equipment.
  • The full chain of custody procedures and protocols explained, with followup online training videos and documentation.

The Details:

Our most common drugs awareness course is 3.5 to 4 hours, and usually runs from 1pm until 5pm unless an earlier time is requested (such as 11am until 3pm).  Cost is per course, not per person.  All attendees are certificated and all documentation is provided digitally – including online video tutorials.

When management have been trained, many companies also opt for us to cascade the information down to all members of staff in 40 minute briefings / drug awareness classes with approximately 10-15 minutes for questions. This allows us to address all questions and concerns that the workforce has and makes your policy that much more robust because it has been explained to all members of staff.

These briefings are carried out in blocks of either half days at £347 plus VAT for 4 hourly sessions, or full days at £897 plus VAT for 8 hourly sessions. These sessions can accommodate up to 60 people, provided you have the space to gather them all together. If you require more than 8 hourly sessions in a day, you may add up to a further 2 for £75 plus VAT per additional briefing.

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