Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Services

Organisations need to be aware of the issues relating to drug and alcohol misuse in the workplace.  Putting measures in place to help tackle this issue will provide many benefits to the business.

The Effects of Drug and Alcohol Misuse in the Workplace

The use of illegal or illicit drugs amongst a workforce can have serious effects on an organisation and its employees.

In today’s society, one in ten people would fail a random drug test*

Production and morale can be disrupted and in more serious cases, it can cause accidents leading to injury and potentially death.

24-34-year-olds are most likely to test positive for drugs or alcohol misuse**

Recent corporate manslaughter legislation places much greater emphasis on management’s duty of care to employees. A thorough workplace drugs and alcohol policy that incorporates a robust testing programme can help to demonstrate this.

Over 20% of respondents admitted turning up to work coming down from drugs*

*The 2014 Global Drug Survey (GDS) was conducted during November/December 2013 with nearly 80,000 respondents worldwide.

The Benefits of Drug and Alcohol Testing

  • Save on recruitment and training costs if staff are terminated due to untreated drug misuse
  • Reduce the cost of absenteeism or a drop in productivity
  • Create a more productive environment by offering support to employees
  • Reduce the risk of accidents caused by impaired judgement
  • Enhance public perception of your organisation as a responsible employer
  • Contribute to society’s efforts to combat drug and alcohol misuse

How We Can Help

We can provide a range of testing services to help you deal with drug and alcohol misuse in your workplace.

Drug and alcohol policy review

We can review your current policy or write one from scratch. Either way, we’ll ensure that it’s in line with other policies and matches your organisational needs.

Our testing procedure

Our fully-trained collection technicians can offer urine, saliva or hair testing to detect drug use and breath tests for alcohol use. This can include pre-employment screening, instant testing or random tests. We can carry out drug and alcohol testing at our offices in Caerphilly.

Tests can be carried out on site and samples returned to a UKAS approved laboratory for confirmation if necessary.

Employers must have employee consent if they want to test for drugs or alcohol. 

 

To find out more about this service, or any of our occupational health services, contact us today. 

 

 

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