A DAMP supervisor is a person who:
- has received relevant training to form an opinion that a SSAA employee may be affected by drugs or alcohol and
- is authorised by the organisation to form this opinion for the purpose of conducting a reasonable grounds drug and alcohol test. Reasonable grounds could be through observation, the person’s work habits or a report from another employee or source.
DAMP Supervisor Training
As a supervisor you need to know what to do if you believe an employee’s performance or misconduct is associated with AOD use. To meet your obligations, you are required to undertake relevant training.
On completion of the training you should be able to:
- Understand your role and responsibilities within the organisation’s overall Drug and Alcohol Management Plan (DAMP)
- Recognise the warning signs or symptoms of employees that may be adversely affected by drugs and alcohol
- Be aware of the steps that should be taken when there is a potential safety risk associated with drug or alcohol use;
As a DAMP supervisor, you may also:
- provide information about treatment services and refer employees, if required
- support the needs of employees and monitor performance on return to work
- assess the working environment and identify conditions that could be changed or improved to prevent or reduce AOD-related harm in the workplace
To assist industry CASA has developed DAMP Supervisor training. After completing the eLearning, you will receive a certificate.
CASA’s DAMP supervisor training is not mandatory and your organisation may opt to implement their own DAMP Supervisor training that, at a minimum, meets the criteria above.
Subsequent DAMP Supervisor training
DAMP supervisors must complete a subsequent DAMP Supervisor education program within 30 months of their previous completion of the DAMP Supervisor education program.
Need more information?
Visit Drug and Alcohol Management Plans (DAMP) – Part 99 on CASA’s website for information on regulatory requirements, guidance materials, available exemptions, resources and contacts.