I was asked today some questions regarding a member of staff being investigated for alcohol in the workplace. As a non drinker I was honest and said that have smelt it on them a couple of times but because it wasn't regular and no other signs, I could smell alcohol 100 miles away to be honest so I thought on the first occasion it was just me. General chat one day and someone said to me does person x smell of alcohol? Unfortunately that day I resembled Rudolph the red nose reindeer so my sense of smell had gone straight out of the window. When asked if I had any concerns about the member of staff and alcohol today I basically said what I have just typed. It would seem that they are obviously being investigated As an allegation has been made. I feel awful now thinking I was not being paranoid when I smelt it and as duty of care to the children I should have reported it. Then again it was only once so like I said today if I had constantly smelt it then I would have logged my concern. Can you be sacked for being under the influence of alcohol in a school? I think I know the answer. Various members of staff who the person under investigation were questioned. Just horrible really all around.