Rock Security is concerned about the usage of controlled substances as it affects the workplace. Use of these substances whether on or off the job can detract from an employee’s work performance, efficiency, safety, and health; this is especially true for security guards. This seriously impairs the employee’s value to the Rock Security. In addition, the use or possession of these substances on the job constitutes a potential danger to the welfare and safety of other security officers and our clients and exposes Rock Security to the risks of property loss or damage, or injury to other persons.
Furthermore, the use of prescription drugs and/or over-the-counter drugs also may affect a security officer’s job performance and may also seriously impair the officer’s value to Rock Security.
The following rules and standards of conduct apply to all security officer’s either on Rock Security company property or during the workday (including meals and rest periods). Behavior that violates company policy includes:
-Possession or use of an illegal or controlled substance, or being under the influence of an illegal or controlled substance while on the job.
-Driving a Company security patrol car or other company vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or controlled substance; or
-Distribution, sale, or purchase of an illegal or controlled substance while on the job.
Violation of these rules and standards of conduct will not be tolerated. The Company also may bring the matter to the attention of appropriate law enforcement authorities.
In order to enforce this policy, Rock Security reserves the right to conduct searches of Company property or employees and/or their personal property and to implement other measures necessary to deter and detect abuse of this policy.
An employee’s conviction on a charge of illegal sale or possession of any controlled substance while off Company property will not be tolerated because such conduct, even though off duty, reflects adversely on Rock Security. In addition, the Company must keep people who sell or possess controlled substances off the Company’s premises in order to keep the controlled substances themselves off the premises.
Any officer who is using prescription or over-the-counter drugs that may impair the officer’s ability to safely perform the job, or affect the safety or well-being of others, must notify a supervisor of such use immediately before starting or resuming work.
Any security officer or other employee found to be using,manufacturing,distributing,or possessing an illegal drug in the course of employment with Rock Security, or who is reasonably suspected of using an illegal controlled substance in the course of their employment, or who tests positive for an illegal controlled substance during a pre-employment screening as part of a physical examination, reasonable suspicion, post-accident testing, or random testing, shall be either disqualified for employment or immediately removed from employment pending an internal investigation.
Pre-employment Screening of Applicants:
Drug testing in pre-employment physicals has become a generally accepted practice. Most employers can require an applicant, as a condition of hiring, to successfully pass a pre-employment examination that includes a drug screening. Rock Security drug tests every potential security officer, event officer, executive protection agent, security supervisor or security manager.
Random Drug Testing:
“Random” drug testing programs are those in which an employer informs employees that they may be compelled to submit to drug testing at any time during their employment, for any reason at all.
Case law upholds random drug testing for employee’s in specific narrowly defined job classifications or professions that may be categorized as part of a pervasively regulated industry (where the employee has less expectations of privacy given the nature of employment) or where positions are critical to public safety or the protection of life, property or national security.
Rock Security will encourage and reasonably accommodate employees with alcohol or drug dependencies to seek treatment and/or rehabilitation. Officers or other employees desiring such assistance should request a treatment or rehabilitation leave. Rock Security is not obligated, however, to continue to employ any person whose performance of essential job duties is impaired because of drug or alcohol use, nor is the Company obligated to re-employ any person who has participated in treatment and/or rehabilitation if that person’s job performance remains impaired as a result of dependency. Additionally, employees who are given the opportunity to seek treatment and/or rehabilitation, but fail to successfully overcome their dependency or problem, will not automatically be given a second opportunity to seek treatment and/or rehabilitation. This policy on treatment and rehabilitation is not intended to affect the Company’s treatment of employees who violate the regulations described previously. Rather rehabilitation is an option for an employee who acknowledges a chemical dependency and voluntarily seeks treatment to end that dependency