Purpose of the toolkit

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This toolkit provides guidance for developing and implementing alcohol preventive interventions within workplace settings. It builds on evidence and good practice lessons derived from the DG SANCO funded European Workplace and Alcohol project. The toolkit has a specific focus on how employers and those working with workplaces can:

  • improve workplace productivity and reduce absenteeism and presenteeism;
  • reduce workplace accidents and make workplaces safer;
  • raise awareness amongst employees about how, in relation to alcohol, they can live healthier lives and be more productive at work;
  • support employees to change their alcohol-related behaviour to live more healthily during and outside working hours ;
  • help the adoption of a workplace culture that, with respect to alcohol, is supportive of healthier living and improved workplace performance.

Who the toolkit is for

The toolkit is aimed at a wide range of stakeholders including employers, occupational and workplace health professionals, trade union representatives, public health service providers, human resource managers and public health policy makers and commissioners. It highlights both how to establish effective alcohol preventive interventions that can benefit employees and employers and provides insight into the rationale for promoting and commissioning such interventions. It also flags up the key components for effective alcohol interventions in workplace settings.

Toolkit versions

English, Dutch, French, Polish, Romanian, Spanish, Croatian, German, Italian

Complementary material

Examples of good practice in raising awareness (page12)

  • Italy (pdf opusculo and slides presentation)
  • Greece (pdf flyer, slide awareness raising, Alcohol wheel)
  • England (pdf flyer, alcohol wheel)

Template alcohol policy (page 13)

Examples of good practice in training to build capacity (page 15)

AUDIT C questionnaire (page 16):

Brief intervention and advice (page 17)

EWA Employee questionnaire (page 19)

EWA Analytic framework model upload in pdf (page 20)