For cause Drug and Alcohol Screening

For cause, screening may be used as part of a drug & alcohol policy when there are reasonable grounds to suspect that there is a misuse of drugs or alcohol in the workplace. This form of testing is sometimes also referred to as with-cause testing.

Employers are legally obliged to take measures to protect the safety of employees concerned, members of staff and the general public if they are suspicious that individuals may be unfit to work due to drugs or alcohol misuse (Misuse of Drugs Act 1971).

Reasonable grounds to suspect individuals could be initiated by suspicious behaviours, an allegation or tip-off, following a workplace incident or when drugs or alcohol are found somewhere in the workplace.

Suspicious behaviours of employees that could indicate drug or alcohol misuse include:

  • 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.


Why Use For cause Drug & Alcohol Testing?

Not only is there a legal obligation to provide a safer work environment, but drug and alcohol misuse can also have a huge negative impact on productivity and costs to your business.

The detrimental effects drugs and alcohol can have in the workplace has been outlined in studies and papers released by the Department of Health and various other government departments which have shown:

  • 76% of drug abusers are employed and the cost of employing a drug abuser can be significantly higher than that of a non-drug user due to lower productivity. In addition, this can result in more lost work days (with 17 million working days being lost each year nationwide).
  • Drug abusing staff will have a higher turnover and therefore increase training and recruitment costs alongside the possible introduction of rehabilitation costs and increased medical costs.
  • The rate of incidents and compensation claims will increase.
  • There is an increased risk of drug abusers selling drugs to work colleagues that would in-turn increase the drug-related problems in the workplace.


For Cause Drug and Alcohol Screening Collection Team

AlphaBiolab’s drug & alcohol testing utilises our dedicated fully-qualified sample-collectors that are available nationwide, on call around-the-clock any day of the year.

They are fully trained to take samples for a number of drug & alcohol tests including breathalysers, oral fluid and urine testing. This means that with all of our testing they follow strict procedures that keep the chain of custody throughout the process.

Following these procedures means that the information and results will be kept 100% confidential at all times and that the testing will be accurately conducted with exactly who is intended to be tested.

AlphaBiolabs can also provide training for your own staff to take samples for drug and alcohol testing, to the highest standards. For more information please visit our sample collection page.

Drug and Alcohol Testing Sectors

AlphaBiolabs can provide testing in a vast number of business sectors, but as our services are customised to suit the needs of any business we can provide drug & alcohol testing for an almost infinite variety of workplaces.

Furthermore, we also provide training and education at any stage in the process, which can help ensure the successful implementation and development of your Drug & Alcohol policy.

Why choose AlphaBiolabs for your workplace testing?

Here are just a few good reasons to choose AlphaBiolabs for your workplace testing:

  • We provide the fastest lab confirmations available – ‘same day’ results if required
  • Bespoke testing solutions to help your company achieve its goals
  • UKAS Accreditation
  • 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


Why wait for your laboratory confirmations?

We understand how important your Drug & 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 same day if required.

How to Order For Cause Drug & Alcohol Testing

To order for cause Drug & Alcohol testing services or for more information please call 0333 600 1300, email or fill in the form below. Feel free to call us or email with any enquiries you may have regarding anything workplace testing related at all.

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