Random / Unannounced Drug and Alcohol Testing

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  • Bespoke testing solutions to help your company achieve its goals
  • Winner of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation for rapid testing services
  • Operating for 15 years in the drug and alcohol testing sector
  • Expert sample collection service
  • Rapid sample screening on-site provides immediate results
  • Can test and confirm a wide range of drugs and their metabolites
  • Sample collection training available
  • Improve health and safety at work

Random / unannounced drug and alcohol testing services

Random / unannounced 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 of which have an impact on business productivity.

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

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

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.

Did you know that 17% of unemployed people and 9% of full-time workers have a substance abuse problem?

Why wait for your laboratory confirmations?

We understand how important a 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.

Workplace drug test sample collection

AlphaBiolabs has a dedicated, fully qualified sample collection team available around the clock, every day of the year. This is ideal if you require sample collection as part of random drug testing. Employees will not feel as though they are being singled out during the collection process by employing fully trained sample collectors that follow strict procedures to keep the chain of custody throughout the whole process.

The strict procedures to ensure chain of custody and confidentiality mean that our workplace testing results are legally defensible. This is particularly important if the person being tested is likely to take legal action to contest the results of the test for any reason.

AlphaBiolabs can also train a representative of your own staff to perform workplace testing and sample collection to the highest standards. This means that they will also be able to collect samples for workplace testing and retain the chain of custody. Competency training is also available for those who are already trained in sample collection to ensure that these standards are adhered to by your chosen representative.

Performing testing randomly or as part of a scheduled testing programme helps deter the use of drugs and alcohol

Workplace 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 businesses 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. A worker knowing that a test could be conducted with anyone at any time is 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. In this way, 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 any of our services means that your random drug and alcohol testing will remain impartial, objective and confidential at all times.

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

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Introducing a Drug and Alcohol Random Test policy at our business, we thought, would be fraught with difficulties. However the professional assistance and advice we received made the task very simple. Once introduced our next concern was staff reaction to the actual test day. This went without a hitch and most staff did not know it had even occurred. The staff that were called for samples commented on how simple the process was and how nice the tester was.

Dawn Sims
 UK, HR Manager

Very impressed
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A very good service all around. Very impressed with the training and implementation. Thank you very much.

Sam Matters
MD, Bacs Oil

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I am very impressed with the exceptional speed of service which gets my staff back on-site without paid time off.

Alisha M.
HR Manager, ABC Construction

Excellent service
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Excellent service and all-round very user friendly. Very impressed.

Bill Tanner
Captain, Global Shipping