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Drug & Alcohol Testing

Drugs & Alcohol Testing are essential for for various safety-critical workplace industries.


Our strategic health & safety partners provide drug and alcohol testing for critical business workplaces.  Working to a strict chain of procedures thus ensuring both sample integrity and traceability from the point of collection to result reporting.

The 7 panel saliva drug test just requires the person being tested to put the test under their tongue for ~3 mins. Not only is this the easiest and most accurate drug test to use. It is also, as best we know, the only oral drug test that is specifically produced for the UK market and covers the 7 main street drugs found in the UK. The following substances can be detected with the 7 panel saliva drug test: COC/AMP/OPI/THC/BZO/MTD/MET/ALC

Below outlines the process of testing for those in the safety-critical industries.

1. Initial Consultation with D&A Testing Services

The workplace drugs and alcohol screening procedure begins with a free consultation with an experienced business specialist. During the consultation, they will discuss your testing requirements and put together a package tailored to meet the needs of your business.

2. Create a Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy

As an employer wishing to implement drug and alcohol testing in the workplace you are required to have a substance abuse policy. Our professional policy review service is available to help you create or modify a new or existing workplace drug and alcohol testing policy.

Providing you with the correct tools and information, we ensure you have an effective policy in place to allow you the right, as an employer, to carry out employee testing.  They also ensure the rights of the employee are protected by ensuring a policy which is clear and concise. During this process, they will discuss the types of workplace testing you wish to carry out to ensure your policy suits your business needs.

3. Implement Workplace Drugs & Alcohol Testing

They provide comprehensive training and education to help you to communicate the new policy to your employees and management staff.  They also provide extra training services to educate your management team on the significance of drugs and alcohol misuse in the workplace.

4. Sample Collection

After gaining informed consent from employees, their network of trained and experienced sample collection officers collect samples at a time and location that suits. Alternatively, we offer training and education to allow your own staff to collect samples from employees.

Throughout sample collection, sample integrity is maintained following strict chain of procedure criteria. Unique identification numbers are assigned to employees to ensure employee names or department information is not known, the end report, will all relevant details, will be sent to the companies designated colleague.

5. Sample Analysis

All analysis is completed on site and the results report will be issued 24-48 Hours post test.

Upon analysis of employee samples, required actions will differ depending on the result:


i. Employee is cleared of having drugs or alcohol in their system

ii) Presumptive Positive (Non-Negative)

 Indicates presence of a particular substance. Further analysis may be required.

iii) Confirmatory Testing

Carried out on presumptive positive samples to confirm drug testing outcome


If a positive result is received after confirmatory testing, a report will be written stating which drugs were present.  To find out more, please click on the Get in Touch button above.


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