Workplace drug testing kits

Workplace drug testing is on the increase in the UK, and drug testing kit manufacturers are offering an increased range of instant near patient drug testing kits for both urine and saliva to meet this increased demand.

Problems with drugs and alcohol are responsible for poor performance at work, days off sick, and they are also implicated in  a very large proportion of workplace accidents. As an employer you have a duty of care to make the workplace as safe as possible. being under the influence of drugs and or alcohol at work, has implication for the health and safety of not only the individual using them , but also for other members of staff and the general public who come into contact with this employee.

Oral fluid saliva drug testing kits

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Saliva drug and alcohol testing kits are ideal for workplace drug testing

The range of saliva drug test kits has increased markedly in the last 12 months with manufacturers now offering up to 12 drug screens including alcohol in one test. These 12 in 1 test kits offer businesses a very comprehensive drug and alcohol screen.

 

Urine drug testing kits

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Workplace drug & alcohol testing kits

Urine drug test kits are also a popular choice for many companies, as they are far cheaper than an equivalent oral fluid drug test kit, and also offer comprehensive drug screening, and come in a range of drug options.

See our recommended drug testing kits for workplace drug testing

GP’s are well placed to offer occupational drug testing either as part of an employment or pre-employment medical, or on request by companies or individuals. Many occupational health providers already offer drug testing, but as demand for workplace drug testing increases the number of service providers will also need to increase. Many UK companies are already doing there own in house drug & alcohol testing, or are using outside providers to come onsite and perform the tests for them. It is important to remember that onsite tests are screening tests, and that any positive test should be confirmed with a laboratory GCMS urine test with full chain of custody.

If you require any help or advice on choosing and using workplace drug testing kits contact UK Drug Testing  or telephone 01263 731 168 during office hours Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm

New roadside drug testing for drivers in the UK came into force 2nd March 2015

Saliva drug driving test kit screens for Cannabis, Cocaine, Opiates, Amphetamine, Methadone and Benzodiazepines

Saliva drug driving test kit screens for Cannabis, Cocaine, Opiates, Amphetamine, Methadone and Benzodiazepines

The big news story this week has been the introduction in the UK of new rules that enable the police to perform roadside drug tests on drivers.
The new regulations came into effect on the 2nd March 2015 and allow the police to perform a roadside drug test using a saliva drug testing kit on motorists that they believe to be under the influence of drugs.

If the driver tests positive with the mouth swab drug testing kit the police will then take them back to the police station for further testing.

The penalties if you are found guilty of drug driving are similar to those for drink driving. This new test will make it much easier for the police to test drivers whom they suspect of driving while under the influence of drugs. Some of the drugs being tested for are prescription drugs including a group of drugs known as benzodiazepines which include amongst them Temazepam, Diazepam and Lorazepam. Drivers may also be tested for Opiates and Methadone as well as cannabis , Cocaine & Amphetamine.

For more information or to buy oral drug testing kits that screen for the drugs that are tested for on a drug driving drug tests visit UKDrugTesting.co.uk