Looking after yourself and each other

Are you physically fit to drive and work?

Drinking and driving responsibly this party season

If you are considering attending a festive celebration, please party responsibly. Alcohol related accidents and incidents increase markedly during this time of the year.

  • Plan a safe way home before you head out for the night.
  • Don’t let anyone drive under the influence of either drink or drugs, take their keys and help them get home safely.

There is a real risk that people who would not normally drive after drinking but may still be over the drink drive limit the morning after. This includes people going about everyday activities such as driving to work, doing the school run, popping to the shops or going to see friends.

Are you fit for work?

It takes a lot longer than most people think for alcohol to pass through the body. On average it takes around one hour per unit of alcohol, though this can vary depending on a number of factors. Because of this, there is a real risk that people who would not dream of driving after drinking may still be unwittingly over the drink drive limit the morning after.

Take a look at the morning after website – alcohol calculator .  This simple calculator allows one hour for each unit of alcohol, plus an additional hour for the first drink to allow for the alcohol to enter the bloodstream. It then rounds up the calculation to the nearest half hour. The calculator bases its calculation from the time you stop, not when you start drinking.

Our STOPThink! Fundamentals help keep everyone safe

Being fit for work is one of our 8 STOPThink! Fundamentals. These are the 8 key ingredients that we believe are essential for assured and safe delivery across our business.

All of the fundamentals must be in place before works commence. If you believe any of these fundamentals aren’t in place before works commence, speak to your site manager or supervisor as soon as possible.

Do you need to drive this Christmas?

If you’re thinking of having a drink, don’t forget to plan your journey home in advance. Arrange a lift, use public transport, or walk home – but please don’t drink and drive.
Watch the video below from National Highways where a West Midlands Traffic Officer, speaks about the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol.


On average it takes around one hour to process one unit of alcohol. NEVER put yourself or others at risk by driving impaired. The wrong decision can change lives forever

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