Alcohol and the workplace

English | Cymraeg

6 January 2014

Note: The report was funded and/or written by our predecessor organisation Alcohol Concern.


Alcohol can have a damaging effect on workplace productivity, safety, health and morale. With any amount of alcohol in their system, staff can be less efficient and less safe. In particular, where employees are doing jobs that need a high level of alertness to stay safe, impairment from ‘the morning after’ effect can be potentially catastrophic.

This briefing explores the issue of alcohol and the workplace, examining the range of interventions available to employers, and highlighting in particular the need for all businesses in Wales to have an effective alcohol policy that will help facilitate a safe, healthy and productive work environment.