With the Department of Transport reporting significant increases in convictions for drug-driving, there’s increased pressure on transport and logistics operations to ensure that their drivers are both alcohol and drug-free.
Intelligent Fingerprinting’s non-invasive drug testing solution, based on fingerprint sweat analysis, brings new levels of convenience, hygiene and speed to workplace drug testing for the transport and logistics industry.
Using the compact, portable DSR-Plus reader and the tamper-evident drug screening cartridge, it takes under a minute to collect the fingerprint sweat sample, with on-screen test results for cocaine, opiates, cannabis and methamphetamines provided in ten minutes.
really easy to use
“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."
Paul Gray, HSE Advisor
Explore Plant and Transport Solutions
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.
Read the full report and learn how fingerprint drug testing offers a more hygienic and dignified drug testing approach.
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.
Drug testing in the transport and logistics industry is becoming increasingly important as employers look to maintain a safe and efficient work environment. The transport and logistics industry involves a wide range of activities, including the transportation of goods by truck, train, and ship, as well as the management of warehouses and distribution centers. In this industry, the safety of both employees and the public is of the utmost importance, and drug testing plays a critical role in ensuring that safety.
Drug and alcohol use 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, other employees, and the public. In addition, drug and alcohol use can also lead to decreased productivity and increased absenteeism, which can negatively impact a company’s bottom line.
As a result, many transport and logistics 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, random testing, 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 transport and logistics 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. Transport and logistics companies that implement drug testing policies can demonstrate to their clients and customers that they are committed to safety and efficiency. This can help to boost the company’s reputation and attract new business.
Another important aspect of drug testing in the transport and logistics industry is the compliance with regulations. Many countries and states have laws and regulations in place that require drug testing for employees in safety-sensitive positions, such as commercial drivers, pilots, and train operators. These regulations are in place to protect the public and ensure that employees in safety-sensitive positions are sober and fit for work.
In conclusion, drug testing in the transport and logistics industry is an important practice that can help to create a safer and more efficient work environment. Companies that implement drug testing policies can reduce the risk of accidents and injuries, improve productivity and attendance
Our portable System screens fingerprint sweat for multiple substances in ten minutes
Intelligent Fingerprinting's non-invasive approach makes drug screening more dignified for both testers and those being tested
Easily deployed throughout the workplace, our drug screen provides a responsive and practical way of supporting your drug misuse policies, helping to protect the health and safety of your workforce and the wider public
From pre-employment screens to random drug tests and post-incident investigation
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