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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  • How suitable is your drug testing system for use during the pandemic?

    Our fingerprint-based system offers a safe, simple approach to drug testing that’s quick, hygienic and enables social distancing during use.

    Face coverings can remain in place throughout testing and there’s no need for close contact or handling of biohazardous body fluids such as saliva or urine samples.  Fully portable, our system eliminates the need to call in external drug testers, helping you to lower infection risk and stay in control of costs by bringing testing in-house.

    To learn more about how fingerprint drug testing could support your business at this challenging time, click here or book an online demo today.  Please note that in the USA, our system is available for forensic use only.

  • Do you offer a COVID-19/Coronavirus test?

    Yes, we offer a saliva-based COVID-19 lateral flow test for professional use that’s easier and more comfortable to use than the conventional alternatives.  The test itself contains minimal plastic and weighs 95% less than lateral flow tests that are housed in plastic.  For full details visit our COVID-19 Saliva Test page.

  • Where can I buy your products?

    Our products are available to order directly from Intelligent Fingerprinting and various distributors worldwide.
    For further information please contact us.

  • Which drugs does it detect?

    We currently offer two versions of our fingerprint drug test cartridge and each of these screens for multiple drug groups simultaneously:

    • DSC 5-Plus screens for opiates, methamphetamine, cocaine and cannabis
    • DSC 8-Plus screens for opiates, methadone, benzodiazepines and buprenorphine

    The DSR-Plus portable reader provides a presumptive positive or negative screening result for each drug group in the test.

  • How quick is the test?

    Collection of the fingerprint samples onto the Drug Screening Cartridge takes less than a minute. Analysis of the Cartridge using the DSR-Plus portable reader takes only a few minutes.

  • How do I contact your Technical Support team?

    Please Contact Us and our technical support team will be happy to assist.

  • How much does it cost?

    To ensure you receive accurate pricing information and expert advice, we need to know a little about your drug testing requirements. We will then provide costings specifically tailored to your organisation’s needs. Please contact us for a no-obligation quote.

  • What makes Intelligent Fingerprinting unique in the market?

    Intelligent Fingerprinting has developed the world’s first portable, fingerprint-based drug testing system, which provides a quick and easy, non-invasive and dignified alternative to traditional point-of-care drug testing. Please note that in the USA, the system is currently available for forensic use only.

  • Why should I switch to the Intelligent Fingerprinting Drug Screening System?

    Reasons to choose fingerprint drug testing include:

    • Speed: Fingerprint sample collection takes seconds, with screening results delivered in minutes
    • Convenience: The system is portable and fingerprint testing is quick, hygienic and easy to perform at any time, in almost any location
    • Dignified: Fingerprint drug testing is dignified for both the tester and the client
    • Hygienic: Fingerprint sample collection is non-invasive and non-biohazardous
    • Cost-effective: There’s no need for specialist same-gender collectors, specially prepared collection facilities or clinical waste disposal for used cartridges
    • Award-winning:  Winners of the UK’s 2018 National SME Business Award for Innovation

    Please note that in the USA, the system is currently available for forensic use only.

  • How does the Intelligent Fingerprinting Drug Screening System work?

    Our fingerprint drug test works by detecting target drugs and drug metabolites contained within the tiny traces of sweat in fingerprints. Drug metabolites are substances produced by the body when it processes (metabolizes) drugs.

    It takes less than a minute to collect the fingerprint sweat sample onto a small, tamper-evident cartridge. The cartridge is then analyzed by the portable DSR-Plus reader to provide a screening result for each drug group in the test in minutes.

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  • How easy is it to use?

    Fingerprint-based drug screening is quick, hygienic and simple.  Fingerprint sample collection takes seconds and is non-invasive and dignified.

    The portable DSR-Plus – which is used to read the Drug Screening Cartridge – is operated via a touchscreen and features simple visual prompts. On-screen results are available in minutes and can be printed via the label printer accessory. Customer training is available on request.

  • How reliable is fingerprint drug screening?

    The accuracy of Intelligent Fingerprinting drug screening tests is comparable to other point-of-care drug screening tests such as those using urine and oral fluid samples. Our UKAS-accredited drug screening cartridges provide an initial screening result. This means that when the DSR-Plus reader indicates a positive result, it is known as a ‘presumptive positive’.

  • What does a positive screening result mean?

    The Intelligent Fingerprinting Drug Screening Cartridge and DSR-Plus provide a presumptive result only. This means that when the DSR-Plus provides a positive screening result, it cannot be automatically assumed that the person tested has taken the drug(s) indicated. In circumstances where a positive screening result is obtained and an evidential result is required, the customer will need to verify the result using our fingerprint-based laboratory Confirmatory Analysis service.

  • Which regulatory approvals do you have?

    Research & Development, Manufacturing Facilities and Operations for our drug screening products meet stringent validation criteria which comply with ISO 13485 standard for In Vitro Diagnostic Devices and Medical Devices in addition to ISO 9001:2015.

    We have regulatory oversight of our sub-contracted reference laboratories where our methodology has gained accreditation with the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS), who ensure that the laboratory operates in accordance with the ISO 17025 standard.

  • Do you have FDA approval?

    We are in dialogue with the FDA and are currently preparing the products for submission for FDA 510(k) approval. Our Confirmation Test Cartridge is a registered FDA medical product, and our production site in the UK is FDA registered.

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