Random drug and alcohol testing

Random Drug and Alcohol Testing

Random drug and alcohol Testing is one of the best ways to ensure that your employees are working in a safe environment.

Many studies show that random testing is effective in reducing accidents and incidents, ill health, absenteeism and litigation all which have an impact on business productivity.

Random testing can be utilised to protect employees, as well as the business and choosing the right service provider can save your business thousands of pounds in lost revenue and help safeguard the health and safety measures.

With a random drug and alcohol testing policy in place it will be clear to employees that random drug and alcohol testing can be undertaken, but the testing can be conducted with short or no notice and exactly who is to be tested may be unknown by the workforce.

This means that employees will be aware of random drug and alcohol testing from their contracts, but will only be given short or no notice as to when the testing will take place and will not know exactly who is to be tested.

This conforms to all the relevant legislation but greatly reduces the chances of employees using tactics to avoid testing or change their habits in time to escape a positive result during the testing detection time if they are abusing substances.

Why choose AlphaBiolabs for your random drug and alcohol 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 random 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 same day, if required.

Random Drug and Alcohol Testing Methods

Random drug and alcohol testing is usually conducted upon a percentage of the workforce chosen at random.

This can contribute to a quicker testing process, through lower testing numbers easing the logistics of collecting samples and its random nature reducing implications of discrimination.

However, it is possible for the entire workforce to be tested, with employees being given short or no notice as to when the testing will be conducted.

This might be particularly useful for business where the risks of substance abuse are even greater (such as for drivers or those who operate heavy machinery) or during a particularly intense crackdown on workplace substance abuse.

Either of these methods of random drug and alcohol testing are an effective deterrent to drug and alcohol abuse in the workplace, with the worker’s knowledge that a test could be conducted with anyone at any time they are less likely to abuse substances as the possibility of being caught is much greater.

Random drug and alcohol testing can be conducted with employees at any level, from temporary workers to managers and directors random testing can help to keep your business safe and ensure its integrity at all levels.

AlphaBiolabs can provide a customised and comprehensive testing package and provide sample collection anywhere in the UK whenever you need us.

Using anyone of the array of services that we provide means that your random drug and alcohol testing will remain impartial, objective and confidential at all times.

With random drug and alcohol testing in particular this means that employees will not feel as though they are being singled out during the collection process with the utilisation of fully-trained sample-collectors that follow strict procedures to keep the chain of custody throughout the whole process.

Scheduled Testing Services

Scheduled testing can also have a positive impact on the workforce by deterring the misuse, reducing costs and providing a safer environment, as employees will be aware that they will be tested on a regular basis.

Having such a programme in place is particularly convenient, as you will never forget to test your employees on a consistent basis. It may also identify employees that may not otherwise be suspected of drugs and alcohol misuse so employees are less likely to feel singled out.

All forms of testing used by AlphaBiolabs are non-discriminatory and the dignity of the donors is maintained at all times.

Random drug and alcohol testing and scheduled testing complement each other and can be used together or alongside different forms of drugs and alcohol testing if required, to provide maximum effectiveness.

Dedicated Sample Collection Team

AlphaBiolab’s random drug and 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 and 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.

We can also provide training for your own staff to take samples for drug and alcohol testing, although it is recommended that immediate supervisors are not used to take samples of employees during random drug and alcohol testing (unless there is no other option) for greater impartiality.

How to order random drug and alcohol testing

Choosing the right service provider for your random drug and alcohol testing needs can be an important decision to protect the reputation of a company as an effective deterrent to employees who may otherwise misuse drugs and alcohol.

AlphaBiolabs provide a number of testing services and policy packages for workplace drug and alcohol testing.

If you would like to arrange to speak with one of our team about your workplace drug and alcohol testing needs please call our friendly UK based customer service team on 0333 600 1300 who can guide you through the process.

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

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