Thankfully there is now an understanding of why we need to test for drugs & alcohol in the workplace. There is NO doubt that testing saves Lives! The national statistics appear to be lower than our findings in the oil and gas industry. 2014 shows the results for the oil and gas industry we tested to be a staggering 1 in 32.3 chosen for random testing tested positive for an illegal substance in their system and a very worryingly 1 in 10.4 tested at pre-employment tested positive for an illegal substance. 1 in 58.9 tested positive for alcohol levels above that set for the industry. The most common drugs found were 43.8% Cannabis and a staggering 26.3% to be Cocaine! With Amphetamines closely behind at 18.6%
We offer the very latest in drug & Alcohol testing! Testing via Urine, Mouth swabs and Hair Follicle.
Test results are categorized in three stages. Negative, Non-Negative & Positive. A negative and non-negative test is shown on site (excluding hair follicle testing) with results then sent to our chosen laboratory for confirmation of levels and type of drugs/illegal substances taken. In the UK results are made available with four working days. (Taking in to account the test has been collected by our courier on the day of test.) Many companies will offer you a three day turnaround however, that does not include the time spent in transit to the laboratory which can take up to an additional three days using the standard royal mail postal service with no tracking.
Alcohol is measured using our breathalyzers (the same currently used by the UK police). The levels can be set for the chosen industry and country not the standard UK drink driving levels. Currently the gas industry and railway is set to tolerate a lower level of alcohol measured per breath than the UK drink drive limit!
We have laboratories available worldwide to ensure the quickest turnaround available when testing overseas. Waiting times vary per country. However I am sure EMS Remote Medics will be amongst the best you will find.
All our medics are trained to carry out all types of drug and alcohol tests. They know how to distinguish a tampered urine specimen (i.e. one that has been watered down) All of our urine pots have a fixed core body temperature gauge with instant results. The amount and types of drugs/illegal substances tested for can be tailor made to your requirements.
Your company will kept up to date with all results as and when each individual is found to be positive. We send Statistics on a quarterly basis (monthly if required) from our head office. This breakdown will not only show the statistics for your site but also the individual companies you employ.
We are confident our rates will surprise you as we are very competitive in this field. Why? We are not solely reliant on this as our income where other companies are. In fact if we are employed on your site as medical services you only pay for the tests not our service to carry them out. We challenge you to beat that!
Should you require us to carry out drug and alcohol testing only. We still believe you will not find the level of service we offer at a more affordable price.