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Rigmar Training Centre tackles alcohol misuse in the workplace

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

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Location
Aberdeen

Link
www.rigmartraining.com

Aberdeen based, Rigmar Training Centre donates £1,000 to local charity DRiNKLiNK, with the aim to reduce the risk of alcohol misuse to businesses across the North East.

The Rigmar Training Centre offer total training solutions, providing consultancy, training and examination training services to the in-service inspection industry.

Speaking on behalf of the company, Ray Wilson, Managing Director of Rigmar Training Centre said: ‘DRiNKLiNK achieved charity just a month before the launch of the Rigmar Training Centre. We are pleased to get involved with DRiNKLiNK at such an early stage and help the charity to reach its 2013 fundraising target. Alcohol misuse poses significant risk in the workplace and we are delighted to support an organisation that shares our objective of create a safe working environment for staff.’

The donation will be put towards the development of an online information portal, expected to launch in June 2013. The portal will be developed in furtherance of DRiNKLiNK’s objective to promote supportive information to those affected by alcohol misuse within their family, friends and workplace.

As well as making a financial donation, the Rigmar Training Centre has also contributed towards the website content, suggesting information topics useful to employers and employees alike when implementing an alcohol policy.

DRiNKLiNK Chairperson, Stacey Summers, said the website will be an important resource for businesses and commented: ‘In 2006/2007 Alcohol misuse cost the UK economy £2.5bn. Forty percent of employers believe that alcohol misuse has a significant effect on both absenteeism and lost productivity. Unsupported by a robust alcohol policy and implementation strategy, businesses are at significant risk.

‘Regardless of size, all businesses must protect themselves from alcohol in the workplace and through the new website, we will provide information on how this can be achieved. For the website to be successful, we need to understand the needs of out target audience and the input offered by Rigmar Training Centre and our partners will help us to do this. DRiNKLiNK is still in its embryonic stages and we were delighted have the support of the training provider.’