Decide Your Approach to Failed Drug & Alcohol Tests

Drug and alcohol testing in the workplace is often seen as a difficult subject to broach as different companies will have to take different precautions if any personnel are found to fail a substance misuse test.

For some organisations, having a zero tolerance policy is necessary to ensure the safety of the staff and public such as lorry drivers, airline crews and other professions where ensuring no one is under the influence is important. With these sorts of roles in safety-critical environments, being under the influence can have dangerous consequences so it’s important to deal with them swiftly.

However, other companies may be able to treat any issues that come up as health and wellbeing, and can put measures in place to help whoever is having the problem. This can sometimes include a contract that the employee must complete counselling/awareness courses and prove they are no longer addicted before returning to work. There is not set of actions a company must complete once a test is failed, so each company can set out guidelines that they feel will be best for their employees and fit in line with their business.

With the increase in the number of drug and alcohol tests being carried out within the UK, it’s more important than ever to have clear guidelines of what it will mean if someone fails a drug or alcohol test. Ensuring your employees know what is expected of them, and the consequences should a test be failed, will help ensure the successful running of your business.

Call us on 01302 365036 if you need information about Drug and Alcohol testing for your business or organisation. Workplace Drug Testing available in Doncaster, Barnsley, Sheffield and throughout South Yorkshire.

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