Simple, Safe Workplace Drug Testing for Construction Firms

Effective employee drug testing is a critical part of conforming with the Health and Safety at Work etc Act for construction firms.  However, traditional urine or saliva-based drug testing can be invasive, time-consuming and undignified for both testers and employees alike.

With its non-invasive fingerprint-based drug testing system, Intelligent Fingerprinting brings new levels of convenience, hygiene and speed to employee drug testing in the construction industry.

Companies like Abellio London Bus have already discovered the benefits of fingerprint drug screening. Enquire today to find out how we could support your business.

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An Ideal Choice for the Construction Sector

Supports social distancing – non-invasive, hygienic test can be carried out while observing social distancing and wearing a face mask

Quick and easy to deploy – sample collection in <1 min, portable in-house system removes the need for third-party collection services

Versatile drug testing – from pre-employment screens and random tests to post-incident investigations

Support for workplace drug policies – complements construction firms’ existing workplace drug policies and aligns with TUC guidance

End to end drug testing solution – from the initial screening test through to a fingerprint-based confirmation test service when verification of a positive screening result is needed

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With almost 1 in 10 UK workers admitting to recent drug use, and 16% of UK employers saying that they have had suspicions about staff members being under the influence, it is clear that drug misuse is a serious concern when it comes to health and safety in the workplace.

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A Versatile Solution

The ease-of-use and portability of the Intelligent Fingerprinting Drug Screening System mean it is particularly flexible and a useful option for employers looking to implement truly random and spontaneous workplace testing.

With the System providing a negative or positive result for each drug in the test in just 10 minutes, testers are immediately alerted to a potential employee issue and can act according to their organisation’s drug misuse policy.

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Drug testing in the construction industry

Drug testing in the construction industry is becoming increasingly common as employers look to maintain a safe and productive work environment. There are a variety of reasons why drug testing is important in this industry, including the potential for accidents and injuries on construction sites.

The use of drugs and alcohol can impair an individual’s judgement and reaction time, making them more likely to cause accidents or injuries on the job. This not only puts the individual at risk, but also their co-workers and anyone else who may be present on the construction site. In addition, the use of drugs and alcohol can also lead to decreased productivity and increased absenteeism, which can negatively impact a company’s bottom line.

As a result, many construction companies are now implementing drug testing policies to ensure that their employees are sober and fit for work. These policies typically include pre-employment drug testing, as well as random and post-accident testing. Pre-employment drug testing is typically conducted as part of the hiring process, to ensure that new employees do not have a history of drug or alcohol abuse. Random drug testing is conducted on a regular basis, to ensure that employees are not using drugs or alcohol while on the job. And post-accident testing is conducted after an incident has occurred to determine if drugs or alcohol were a contributing factor.

One of the main advantages of drug testing in the construction industry is that it can help to create a safer work environment. By identifying and addressing drug and alcohol use among employees, companies can reduce the risk of accidents and injuries on the job. This can not only save lives, but also save the company from costly lawsuits and workers’ compensation claims.

Drug testing can also help to improve productivity and attendance among employees. When employees know that they may be subject to random drug testing, they are more likely to stay sober and show up for work on time. This can help to increase productivity and decrease absenteeism, which can ultimately benefit the company.

In addition, drug testing can also help to protect the reputation of the company. Construction companies that implement drug testing policies can demonstrate to their clients and customers that they are committed to safety and productivity. This can help to boost the company’s reputation and attract new business.

Overall, drug testing in the construction industry is becoming an increasingly common practice as employers look to create a safer and more productive work environment. By identifying and addressing drug and alcohol use among employees, companies can reduce the risk of accidents and injuries, improve productivity and attendance, and protect their reputation.

It’s important to note that the testing should be done in a way that respects the privacy of employees and should be done in compliance with the laws and regulations of the state and country. Employers should consult with legal and HR experts to ensure that their drug testing policies are compliant with all relevant laws and regulations.

In conclusion, drug testing in the construction industry is an important practice that can help to create a safer and more productive work environment. Companies that implement drug testing policies can reduce the risk of accidents and injuries, improve productivity and attendance, and protect their reputation. Employers should consult with legal and HR experts to ensure that their drug testing policies are compliant with all relevant laws and regulations.

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