Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing

Workplace drug and alcohol testing services tailored to your business needs

Workplace drug and alcohol testing services

We offer an extensive range of professional, confidential and comprehensive workplace drug and alcohol testing services.

Our in-house laboratory has 15 years of experience in the drug and alcohol testing sector, producing legally defensible results that protect your business should an employee formally dispute them for any reason.

  • We provide the fastest laboratory confirmations available: same day results if required
  • Bespoke testing solutions to help your company achieve its goals
  • Training and education offered
  • Expert sample collection service with full chain of custody procedures
  • Rapid sample screening on-site with immediate results
  • Can test and confirm a wide range of drugs and their metabolites
  • Improve health and safety at work

Implementing workplace testing as part of a company drug and alcohol misuse policy can benefit your business in a number of ways:

  • Maintain the reputation and integrity of your business
  • Increase productivity
  • Improve health and safety precautions
  • Reduce the chance of workplace incidents and accidents
  • Diminish the likelihood of employees selling and trafficking drugs
  • Decrease staff illness, recruitment and turnover costs
  • Ensure that your business is operating lawfully

Workplace drug testing

Increased productivity, decreased costs and maintaining the reputation of your company are not the only benefits of implementing a successful drug testing policy: it will also mean that your business is operating lawfully to ensure the safety of your employees and the general public under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1977 (among others).

The increased availability of drugs can also lead to critical staffing problems for your business or even legal action. Irish Rail (Iarnród Éireann) admitted in 2017 that one in seven of its employees contracted to work on Ireland’s railways failed a drug test in the last year.

Why wait? We provide the fastest laboratory confirmations available

Drug and alcohol training

It is vital to raise awareness and educate staff about the company’s obligations and their individual responsibilities concerning drugs and alcohol within the workplace. This reduces any ambiguity about what is unacceptable and provides guidance on what action will be taken if someone is involved with, or accused of, drug or alcohol misuse within the workplace. AlphaBiolabs can customise this training for specific industry sectors, making it relevant for employees at all levels within the business.

We can also train a representative of your own staff to perform workplace drug and alcohol testing, as well as sample collection to the highest standards. This means that they will be able to collect samples for workplace testing and retain the chain of custody. Competency training is also available for those already trained in sample collection, to ensure that these high standards are adhered to.

Random drug and alcohol testing

Random drug and alcohol testing is an ideal way to ensure that your employees are working in a safe environment. Routine testing has been shown to reduce accidents, absenteeism and litigation, which can all impact on business productivity.

It can also save your business money in lost revenue and help safeguard health and safety measures. AlphaBiolabs can help you to create a bespoke workplace drug and alcohol testing programme for your business and implement this policy for a fully managed solution.

Get your valued staff back to work

For-cause drug and alcohol testing

For-cause screening is also known as with-cause testing. It is used as part of a drug and alcohol policy when there are reasonable grounds to suspect that there is a misuse of drugs or alcohol in the workplace. For example, suspicions may be aroused by an individual behaving oddly, an allegation or tip-off, following a workplace incident or when drugs and/or alcohol are found within the workplace.

Pre-employment testing services

Testing for drugs and alcohol is particularly important during the recruitment process to ensure the future safety of a company and its employees. To avoid employing new staff with pre-existing drug and alcohol-related problems, and to prevent introducing any workplace-related illicit drug and alcohol issues, AlphaBiolabs can perform a pre-employment drug and alcohol hair strand analysis.

In addition, drug screening can be performed on urine samples and a breath test can be used to instantly check for the presence of alcohol.

Bespoke testing solutions to help your company achieve its goals

Post-rehab and return-to-work testing

Following a previous confirmed positive drug or alcohol test, post-rehabilitation testing is used to check if employees are misusing drugs or alcohol. It is also known as return-to-work or follow-up testing and can form part of an employee’s reintegration to work.

AlphaBiolabs can provide confidential and customised testing to fit your exact business needs, either as part of a new treatment or rehabilitation programme or as part of an existing one.

Drug and alcohol testing policy

AlphaBiolabs understands that no two businesses will have exactly the same drug and alcohol policy requirements, so we provide bespoke solutions. We can help your company implement a substance and alcohol abuse implementation programme from start to finish. We can create your policy, conduct the screening process, and offer full staff training in identifying drug and alcohol issues among your employees.

Our network of trained sample collectors can take your employees’ drug and alcohol samples

Get in touch today with one of our workplace testing experts

Very impressed
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A very good service all around. Very impressed with the training and implementation.

Sam Matters
MD, Bacs Oil

Exceptional speed
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I am very impressed with the exceptional speed of service which gets my staff back on-site without paid time off.

Alisha M.
HR Manager, ABC Construction

Excellent service
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Introducing a Random Drug and Alcohol Test Policy at our business, we thought, would be fraught with difficulties. However, the professional assistance and advice we received made the task very simple. Once introduced our next concern was staff reaction to the actual test day. This went without a hitch and most staff did not know it had even occurred. The staff that were called for samples commented on how simple the process was and how nice the tester was.

Dawn Sims
HR Manager

Fast response
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Excellent service with a fast response. I have used others you are the best.

M Smith
Safety Officer, Rail Track