Case Study: Explore Plant & Transport Solutions


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Explore Plant and Transport Solutions – one of the UK’s fastest-growing transport and plant hire services – is using Intelligent Fingerprinting’s drug tests to help meet its industry Drug Policy requirements.

As part of Explore Plant and Transport Solutions’ Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) accreditation, the company must ensure that their driving staff meet driver licence/medical requirements and are not impaired through drink, drugs or fatigue. The company is using the Intelligent Fingerprinting system to detect drug use in around 10 minutes. The company’s HR executives have been trained to carry out the quick and easy fingerprint drug tests in-house as needed. The Intelligent Fingerprinting system is being used for random monthly drug tests across Explore Plant and Transport Solution’s UK sites to help promote drug use abstention among the company’s 300 employees.

There is a growing interest in Intelligent Fingerprinting from safety-critical employers such as Explore Plant and Transport Solutions, where drug abstention is a priority to promote health and safety in high-risk environments. The product’s portability and in-house testing abilities provide the customer with the flexibility and control needed to fulfil not just their internal safety objectives, but also their industry regulatory and accreditation requirements.

Paul Gray, HSE Advisor at Explore Plant and Transport Solutions says:

“We are a specialist transport and plant hire services company serving a wide range of safety-critical industries including construction, rail and aerospace, and safety is an integral part of our culture. While we’re proud of Explore’s safety record and consider it an important differentiator, we’re always keen to adopt innovative safety-promoting solutions that bring added value to the business. As part of our active employee Drug and Alcohol Policy, we were keen to have greater control over the process with an in-house drug testing method that we could use companywide at our depots for HGV drivers as well as office-based employees. We were very impressed with the Intelligent Fingerprinting system and it stood out from everything else in the market. It is highly portable, enabling us to take it to any of our depots across the UK. It’s also accurate, non-invasive and really easy for our HR team to use. Employees are picked at random for testing, and we’ve found that they are intrigued by the new technology and have embraced it.

“We want to promote our Drug Policy as a positive initiative for both safety and for employee well-being. The Intelligent Fingerprinting method is hygienic for tester and employee alike, and we believe it is a really easy to use system that is ideal for our requirements with its portability and rapid sample collection – involving just a few minutes of an employee’s time,”

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Explore Case Study

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