Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Services

AlphaBiolabs offers an extensive range of professional, confidential and comprehensive workplace drug and alcohol testing services. Our laboratory has over ten years of experience in testing, legally defensible results, protecting your business should an employee formally dispute them for any reason.

Why use our Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing?

  • We provide the fastest lab confirmations available – ‘same day’ results if required
  • Bespoke testing solutions to help your company achieve its goals
  • Queen’s Award winner for Enterprise in Innovation for rapid laboratory testing services
  • Operating for 12 years in the drug testing sector
  • Full Chain of Custody procedures
  • Expert sample collection service
  • Rapid sample screening on site with immediate results
  • Can test and confirm a wide range of drugs and their metabolites
  • Sample collection training available
  • Improve Health & Safety at work

Implementing workplace drug and alcohol testing as part of a company drug and alcohol misuse policy can benefit your business in some ways including:

  • Maintaining the reputation and integrity of your business
  • Increasing productivity
  • Improving Health and Safety precautions
  • Reducing the likelihood of workplace incidents and accidents
  • Diminishing the likelihood of workers selling and trafficking drugs
  • Decreasing staff sickness, recruitment and turnover costs
  • Ensuring that your business is operating lawfully

workplace drug and alcohol testingOur workplace drug and alcohol testing sample collection team are trained to collect a variety of sample types. We follow strict procedures to remain 100% confidential and retain the chain of custody throughout the process.

We can also train a representative of your own staff to collect samples for drug and alcohol testing to the highest standards.

Workplace drug testing can be performed at various stages in a drug and alcohol misuse policy and our workplace drug and alcohol testing services can benefit your employees at all levels.

Please contact our friendly customer service team on 0333 600 1300 or info@alphabiolabs.co.uk to arrange an appointment to discuss your workplace drug and alcohol testing needs.

Why wait for your laboratory confirmations?

We understand how important your drug and alcohol testing policy is to the employees, the business and all stakeholders involved. However, we also understand the disruption that can be caused if key personnel provide a non-negative sample.

AlphaBiolabs is here to help. That’s why we have developed a rapid testing service to provide laboratory confirmation results, the very same day if required. No other laboratory in the UK can provide such a service.

Workplace Drug Testing

AlphaBiolab’s workplace drug testing can be utilised to help deter the workforce from misusing drugs, maintaining the reputation of your business and providing a safer environment for your employees and the public.

Drug and alcohol misuse can impair the productivity and judgement of your employees which will, in turn, will increase the probability of being involved in workplace accidents. Having a drug and alcohol problem within your business can increase the likelihood of workers selling and taking drugs or alcohol at work.

This may be as a direct result of an increased availability of drugs and alcohol in the workplace. Furthermore, employees who do not misuse drugs or alcohol during the working day may be pressured into taking them or helping to sell them by workers who already do so.

Workplace drug and alcohol testing can be undertaken at any stage of an employee’s career with your company. It can be performed before recruitment, during their employment or as part of a drug and alcohol treatment programme.

AlphaBiolabs can perform workplace drug and alcohol testing using a variety of methods including urine drug testing, oral fluid drug testing and hair drug testing. Depending on their suitability in each case these testing methods can be used to perform on-site/point-of-care testing, with laboratory confirmation testing or to provide a history of intake over a period of months.

Workplace Alcohol Testing

AlphaBiolab’s alcohol testing can be invaluable whether an employee is drinking during working hours or allowing excessive consumption to affect them the next day. With the knowledge that they could be tested at any time as part of an alcohol misuse policy, they will be less likely to abuse alcohol, which in turn can help maintain the integrity of the business and safeguard your employees and the public.

In a similar way to the misuse of drugs, misusing alcohol can impair a person’s judgement and reduce productivity, with an increased possibility of them being involved in workplace accidents. Alcohol misuse and dependency can also lead to increased sickness, absence and result in depression among the workforce.

Alcohol testing can be used at any stage of an employee’s occupation within your company, whether that is before recruitment, during their employment or as part of their rehabilitation or return to work for example.

AlphaBiolabs utilise breathalyser alcohol testing and can effectively determine whether someone is using alcohol.

Random Drug and Alcohol Testing

AlphaBiolab’s Random Drug and Alcohol Testing can be performed at little or no notice as part of a Drug and Alcohol Misuse Policy.

As your employees will be aware that workplace random drug and alcohol testing could take place at any time, they will be less likely to misuse drugs or alcohol, and it will significantly decrease the possibility of them trying to avoid or cheat the testing.

This form of testing will usually be performed on a percentage of the workforce who will be chosen at random. However, it is possible to test the entire workforce as part of scheduled or unscheduled testing if required. This can depend upon the business size and logistics of the situation; this is why our workplace testing services are customised to suit your company’s needs.

Our fully-qualified sample collection team is available around the clock, every day of the year at short notice. This means that AlphaBiolab’s drug and alcohol sample collection is ideal for this form of testing.

Furthermore, our sample collectors retain the chain of custody, meaning that the results of our random workplace drug and alcohol testing are legally defensible.

Pre-Employment Drug and Alcohol Testing

AlphaBiolab’s pre-employment drug and alcohol testing can be utilised during the recruitment process, a crucial way of ensuring you have the best employees possible, who do not have any habits that may be detrimental to your business.

A potential employee may seem like the perfect candidate regarding education, training and experience but if they misuse or are dependent on drugs or alcohol, they may be a liability. Employing someone who misuses substances in this nature could result in an increase in sickness/health costs, workplace incidents/accidents and greatly reduce productivity.

Furthermore, if you do not employ them as a direct result of their habit, you will have to start the recruitment process all over again. As you can see, taking advantage of pre-employment drug and alcohol testing can help you save on long-term recruitment costs.

Perhaps even more importantly, it will help the company to avoid employing individuals whose behaviour may be particularly dangerous. Eliminating them from the candidate pool in the first place will help ensure the greater safety of your business and employees.

Post Incident Drug and Alcohol Testing

After an incident or accident, it is imperative that you test everyone concerned, including witnesses, to determine whether drugs or alcohol was involved.

Using AlphaBiolabs for your third-party post-incident drug and alcohol testing service means that the results will be 100% confidential and impartial, which is particularly important for insurance purposes.

Drug and alcohol misuse can greatly impair motor skills along with the judgement of an employee and fuel aggressive or violent behaviour. This can lead to an increase in workplace incidents and accidents, which can result in employees being assaulted, injured or even killed.

Therefore it is justifiable to suspect that drugs and alcohol may be involved in such events and important to test for any substances that may have been a factor.

Using post-incident testing can help deter the misuse of drugs and alcohol, as workers will know that there are consequences for their actions. Furthermore, it is particularly useful for getting to the cause of an incident or accident during an investigation and for helping formulate preventative measures, so such events do not happen again in the future.

Business Testing Services

Implementing a successful drug and alcohol misuse policy can provide a number of benefits and help to safeguard your business and its employees. AlphaBiolabs can help you at every step of the way. Our professional and comprehensive drug and alcohol testing is greatly complimented by our business services that can be implemented as a start-to-finish management package or utilised individually if preferred.

Our business services are customised to suit your exact needs to fit in with your drug and alcohol misuse policy whether you are creating a new one or as part of an existing policy. Our bespoke services include:

  • Full drug and alcohol misuse policy management package – we can provide start-to-finish management of every aspect of your workplace drug and alcohol testing policy, incorporating all of the relevant testing methods and services to suit your exact needs.
  • Drug and Alcohol Misuse Policy Advice – we can help with the successful implementation of your drug and alcohol misuse policy whether you are introducing a new one or making amendments and modifications to an existing one.
  • Awareness, training and education – we can train managers and supervisors on how to deal with people they suspect may be misusing drugs or alcohol and raise awareness within the workforce as to what is expected of them regarding drug and alcohol misuse and how a drug and alcohol misuse policy can benefit them and the business. These are just some of the examples of how this particular service is useful and it can be utilised at any stage for employees at all levels.
  • AlphaBiolab’s Dedicated Sample Collection Team – we can visit your workplace anywhere in the UK at short notice as our sample collectors are available around the clock, everyday of the year. They follow strict procedures to remain confidential and keep the chain of custody, meaning that the results of our drug and alcohol testing are legally-defensible.
  • Representative of Staff Sample Collection – we can train your staff to perform sample collection to the highest of standards. This will ensure that the confidentiality and the chain of custody are retained, meaning that the results of the drug and alcohol testing will be legally-defensible.

 

For Cause Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing

AlphaBiolab’s ‘for cause’ drug and alcohol testing can be performed as part of a drug and alcohol misuse policy if you have reasonable ground to suspect that an employee is misusing drugs or alcohol. This suspicion may be triggered by an irregular or sudden change in behaviour or appearance such as:

  • Over-activeness, or wide staring-eyes
  • Over-anxious
  • Aggressive or abnormally pushy
  • Lack of motivation
  • These behaviours can often accompany poor time keeping or an unusual unkempt appearance

If the workforce is aware that they could be tested for the misuse of drugs and alcohol they will be less likely to take part in such activities. In circumstances where an employee tests a positive result for drugs or alcohol, the appropriate action can be taken resulting in a safer working environment for your business and employees.

Using ‘for cause’ testing’ may help identify and confirm that someone is misusing drugs before they cause a major incident or accident due to impairment or aggressive / dangerous behaviour.

These business services can be used together or individually depending on your requirements; you may wish to arrange a no-obligation consultation to determine what services are best for you.

To arrange any of our business services or workplace drug and alcohol testing services, please contact our friendly UK based customer service team on 0333 600 1300 or info@alphabiolabs.co.uk. Feel free to get in touch with any workplace testing enquiries at all that you may have. We also have Toxicology specialists at hand to provide expert advice and interpretation of results if your situation is particularly complex.

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