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Workplace drug and alcohol

Drug and Alcohol use presents a serious risk to the individual, their co-workers and at times the public; both at home and at work. At Anglia DNA we are able to offer a comprehensive range of regulated and unregulated services to help ensure your business limits this risk and deals with this ever increasing issue in a safe and fair manner.

Anglia DNA Services offers a bespoke, reliable, and confidential drug & alcohol testing service across a wide range of industry through our trusted and innovative Claritest brand. We have unrivalled knowledge and experience in many industry sectors with the creation and evolvement of existing drug and alcohol programmes. We acknowledge the importance of accurate, convenient and reliable results. Our strict internal processes and external quality audits allow us to achieve credible results in order for employers and HR departments to make informed decisions regarding employees and their organisations.

Our Commitment to you

We are simply committed to providing our clients with the best testing service available to meet their individual specific testing needs. Each client is allocated an experienced Client Manager to ensure a professional and smooth implementation. Our teams are well experienced within the industry and available to provide advice and guidance to fully support their particular Client testing policies. We offer a personal, reliable and cost effective service to fit with our Client’s own individual requirements.

Why carry out workplace testing?

Drug and other substance (e.g. solvent) misuse is everyone’s concern. In the context of work, not only does it damage the misuser’s health, but it can cost employers through absenteeism and reduced productivity. It may also increase the risk of accidents. The HSE recommends employers should adopt a substance misuse policy, in consultation with their staff.

All companies want to ensure they meet their obligations to their staff and legal requirements under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (HSW Act) to ensure, as far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare at work of their employees. Also the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 states it is advisable to assess the risks to the health and safety of their employees. If an employer knowingly allows an employee under the influence of drug misuse to continue working and his or her behaviour places the employee or others at risk, the employer could be prosecuted. Employees are also required to take reasonable care of themselves and others who could be affected by what they do at work.

In addition, the Transport and Works Act 1992 makes it a criminal offence for certain workers to be unfit through drugs and/or drink while working on railways, tramways and other guided transport systems. The operators of the transport system would also be guilty of an offence unless they had shown all due diligence in trying to prevent such an offence being committed.

The Road Traffic Act 1988 also states that any person who, when driving or attempting to drive a motor vehicle on a road or other public place, is unfit to drive through drink or drugs shall be guilty of an offence.


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