HL Deb 27 July 1982 vol 434 c223WA
Lord Avebury

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What is the responsibility of the Health and Safety Executive in formulating advice to industry on alcohol abuse, and formulating codes of good practice for dealing with the effects of such abuse.

Earl Ferrers

The Health and Safety Executive has general responsibilities for enforcing legislation concerning the protection of people at work and for providing advice and disseminating good practice on the health, safety and welfare of people at work.

The executive recognises the dangers of alcohol abuse at the place of work. To this end it published in 1981 in partnership with the health departments and the Department of Employment, a booklet entitled The problem Drinker at Work which offers guidance to managements and trade unions on policies to assist the problem drinker.