Media Release – New Construction Manager training course


Impairment Training is helping organisations across Australia transform for the digital age.

Construction Managers often face the dilemma of not knowing how to best support employees who may be affected by drugs or alcohol, who live with a mental health condition or who show signs of fatigue. Managers know it is their duty to intervene if the employee’s safety is at risk or their work is suffering, but often they don’t because they are unsure of best practice.

The Construction Manager Impairment Training course ensures Construction Managers have the knowledge and skills to assist Human Resources with supporting employees who may be affected by drugs and alcohol, experiencing a mental health condition or affected by fatigue. The course helps managers identify staff that are at risk of harm and then provides a range of information that develops them understand what their employees may be dealing with. Most importantly, it provides training in steps they can take to assist them. “We experienced excellent service and communication when organising our courses with Impairment Training. The course is effective, easily accessible, affordable and meets our international safety standards. The team is always available to help and follow up on our requests,” said Wendy House, HR & HSEQ Systems Manager at CMS Solutions, who utilise training courses as part of their employee induction.

Because the course is online, Managers can do the course at home or in the workplace. They receive their certification 2 – 24 hours after the course is finished ensuring minimal delays when inducting new employees.

Jimmy Finnane the Director and Program Organiser has a long history in the drug and alcohol training sector, from being a programme manager to securing grants to provide evidence-based practice.

“Australians in paid employment are more likely to drink at risky levels and use illicit drugs compared to those who aren’t. We want to help organisations identify how they can best help these people and reduce harm before it happens,” Jimmy says.

The course works alongside the Construction Field Worker and Office Worker courses we are already providing for workers who have a duty to look out for their mates with health and safety issues at work. The addition of this new course ensures the entire team receives education on best practice.

“We designed each of the courses using evidence-based learnings with oversight by Ken Pidd, Adjunct Associate Professor with the National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction at Flinders University Academic,” said Jimmy. Professor Kidd has conducted research in this area, which is available at

About Impairment Training:
Impairment Training has been established to provide leading-edge online training that supports organisations to achieve best business practice. The courses are designed to protect organisations most precious resource; – their people. Solutions help save time and money as courses can be taken online at any time from any location. Certification is fast and can be provided in 24 hours of course completion.

For more information or interviews Contact Jimmy Finnane at +64 0499 212 118, [email protected]