CASE I. PORT OF BARCELONA
The Barcelona Port Authority (APB) is a complex network of interacting enterprises with a total of 32,000 workers spread in a very large area. General legislation applies to driving and alcohol within the Port, and although maybe some enterprises had an internal alcohol policy, no collective alcohol policy specific for workers of the Port was in place before 2001. In 2001 the in-house Occupational Health Service of APB, set up an awareness raising campaign addressed to all workers in the Port, followed by the introduction of a comprehensive, supportive alcohol policy, which main asset is precisely its ongoing and successful implementation since then. Especial attention is given to drivers and dockers because of Health and Safety implications.
CASE II. FCC
FCC is a private, multinational company specialised in public services. This case study refers to the Lleida-Tarragona delegation of the Environmental Services Department. It operates within the "Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities" sector (ISIC Rev 4. codes). Although disciplinary procedures existed and the premises were alcohol free, no alcohol policy was in place previously. In the case study the set up of a comprehensive alcohol programme will be described. The programme has the following characteristics: it gives a global response, including in the programme, not only prevention, but also treatment and follow-up of people with drug problems; integrated with other projects to improve health and safety at work; aimed at all workers, with the objective of favouring healthy habits and modifying risky attitudes and conduct; sensitive to the concerns of all sectors
An evaluation and monitoring system of the programme was developed in a quest for continuous improvement. Key elements for this purpose were the establishment of indicators and the creation of an evaluation committee.