Pre Employment Testing Services

Pre employment testing for drugs and alcohol

Pre-employment testing for drugs and alcohol is increasingly common in the workplace and is particularly important during the recruitment process to ensure the future safety of the company and its employees.

Such screening can help you find the best people for the job, being used as an indicator of suitable candidates for a position or to coincide with a pre-employment medical before taking someone on board.

Pre-employment drug and alcohol testing is especially important for safety critical positions, where accidents can occur due to lack of concentration or intoxication can cause major accidents or Health and Safety breaches.

But there are many sectors that can benefit from pre-employment testing as drugs and alcohol misuse can have a significantly negative effect on productivity in an almost infinite number of roles.

Workplace Drug & Alcohol Testing Statistics

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, recruitment costs alongside the possible introduction of rehabilitation costs and increased medical costs.
  • The rate of accidents and compensation claims will increase.
  • There is an increased risk of drug abusers selling drugs to work colleagues that will in-turn increase the drug-related problems in the workplace.


To mitigate these detrimental effects and to help prevent any workplace-related illicit drug and alcohol issues it is imperative to arrange for pre-employment drug and alcohol testing with any potential new recruits, to determine whether they have a drug or alcohol dependency.

If the candidate is shown to be abusing a substance, an informed decision can be made as to whether you wish to employ that individual.

To arrange a pre-employment screening, a full drug and alcohol testing management programme, or for more information on workplace testing in general, please contact AlphaBiolab’s friendly UK-based customer service team on 0333 600 1300.

Pre-Employment Screening Sample Collection

We have a nationwide network of fully qualified sample collectors who will attend your place of work and drug and alcohol screen your candidates.

Our sample collectors are trained to take samples for a number of different drug and alcohol testing methods 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 workplace drug and alcohol testing, to the highest standards. For more information please visit our sample collection page.

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 pre-employment screening

Choosing the right service provider for your pre-employment testing needs can be an important decision to protect the reputation of a company as an effective deterrent to prospective employees who misuse drugs and alcohol.

AlphaBiolabs provide a number of testing services and policy packages for workplace testing, as well as pre-employment testing.

If you would like to order or have any questions regarding pre-employment screening or any other workplace testing services please call our friendly UK based customer service team on 0333 600 1300 who can guide you through the pre-employment testing process.

Alternatively, please fill in the form below for a quote or for any other workplace testing enquiries.

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