We carry out drugs and alcohol screening. For drug screening we conduct the test by taking a urine sample. For alcohol screening we use a breath test. We carry out testing to strict Chain of Custody processes and Workare have been trained to the highest standards. This is a legally defensible process and testing has to follow a set procedure.
Why Do We Do It?
Workplace substance misuse policies (drug and alcohol policy) are recognised as having a major impact in dealing with the problems associated with inappropriate use of drugs and alcohol in the workplace. Screening can help reduce accidents and long term sickness.
Drugs Screening: Instant Drug Test
The instant drug panel tests for 12 main drug groups. We carry out the drugs tests by urine sample.
If the results with us are non negative the sample is sent to an Accredited Laboratory for further analysis. This testing takes into account any declared medication on the questionnaire and a definitive result is e-mailed to us within a few days.
- Amphetamines (AMP)
- Cocaine (COC)
- Opiates (OPI)
- Cannabis (THC)
- Methamphetamines/MDMA/Ecstasy (MET)
- Benzodiazepine (BZO)
- Barbiturates (BAR)
- Ketamine (KET)
- Methadone (MTD)
- EDDP (EDDP)
- Phencyclidine (PCP)
- Propoxyphene (PPX)
The results are instant but if the results with us are non negative the sample is sent to an Accredited Laboratory for further analysis.
We use a Home Office approved Drager Alcotest unit 6810. This unit has a patented mouthpiece with a non-return valve to prevent any form of manipulation, and the sample collection is controlled by an in-built microprocessor. Test results are displayed on the illuminated graphics LC display accompanied by colour LEDs and acoustic signals. We also use a wireless mobile printer for printing out the results. Workare provides:
- Trained staff to carry out the screening.
- All equipment needed.
We can come on site (minimum numbers apply) or you can send people to us at Waterton Industrial Estate in Bridgend. As a company you need to have in place a Drug and Alcohol Policy before you can test anyone. If you need assistance with this we can help.
Meow Meow Screening
We are pleased to announce that we can now screen for the recreational drug Mephedrone this is done by urine sample obtained at the time of testing which then is sent to the Accredited Laboratory for screening. It is sold as plant food which implies it is a natural product but it is made by chemists and is a popular recreational drug There are many side effects attributed to Mephedrone use including poor mental performance and anxiety and depression. It is a stimulant drug and in common use.
Planned Random Testing
We can also offer planned random testing on site where we will visit a site on anagreed day and carry out drug and alcohol testing.
With Cause and Post Incident Testing – in conjunction with SYNLAB
We can now offer post incident drug and alcohol screening or with cause screening on site. This could be justified where there are reasonable grounds to suspect that employee’s actions or behaviour has contributed to an accident or incident in work. A SYNLAB collection officer will attend the site and can be available within 2 hours of the telephone call and will carry out the testing and send any samples to the laboratory. A Drug and Alcohol Policy needs to be in place and we can assist with this.