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 use of illegal or illicit drugs amongst a workforce can have serious effects on an organisation and its employees.
Production and morale can be disrupted and in more serious cases, it can cause accidents leading to injury and potentially death.
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.
*The 2014 Global Drug Survey (GDS) was conducted during November/December 2013 with nearly 80,000 respondents worldwide.
We can provide a range of testing services to help you deal with drug and alcohol misuse in your workplace.
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 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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