Drug And Alcohol Testing

Hygiene UK, specialising in workplace drug and alcohol testing, provides drug testing kits, alcohol breathalyser instruments, UKAS-accredited lab-based evidential tests, robust drug and alcohol workplace policies, and drug awareness training.

With evidential lab results returned in 3 DAYS, and a range of comprehensive services, we assist organisations across all sectors in maintaining a safe and productive work environment.

Over the years, dependency on drugs (legal/illegal) by people in the workforce has increased. This rise in substance abuse not only affects the user, and impair job performance, but also costs employers billions annually due to inefficient job performance, workplace accidents, and absenteeism.

According to research, a large proportion of work-related accidents are instigated by workers under the influence of substances like alcohol, opiates and heroin. 60% of poor performance in the workplace and 40% of all accidents in the workplace are related to substance use/abuse.

70% of individuals who abuse drugs are employed full time. About 17% of the workforce in the UK is made up of illicit drug users, and each year, 3 million of these employees clock in at work under the influence of substance like narcotics, opiates and others. In addition, an estimated 24% of workers have drunk alcohol during work hours at least once in the past year and 15% of workers are occasionally drunk at work.

The UK economy is reported to lose £21 billion to alcohol abuse and £15 billion to drug abuse each year, and employers lose about £7.3 billion yearly due to lack of productivity as a result of the misuse of alcohol.

When interviewed, 1 in 10 small businesses disclosed they had experienced an employee under the effect of drugs during work hours.

We’re specialists in the field of workplace substance of abuse testsing and policy development, and support an array of customers across various sectors with…

  • On-site Rapid Tests that detect for multi-drugs and alcohol > results in minutes.
  • UKAS Accredited Evidential Lab Tests tests for drugs and alcohol > returning results in 3 days (soon to be 24 hours!).
  • Drug & Alcohol policies > robust policies are a must to help comply with increasingly demanding health & safety and HR requirements.
  • Drug Awareness Training > a range of training courses to suit any requirement, in any location.

Q1 – Do you carry out workplace drug & alcohol testing?

Q2 – Would you like lab results back within 3 days?

Q3 – Would you like a free lab pack to try the service before you buy?

If the answer is ‘YES’ to any of the above get in touch by submitting the form below and one of our team will be in contact. Alternatively call or email us > 0114 2213344 > hello@hygiene-uk.com

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