Workplace on-site drug and alcohol testing is a common health and safety practice for many businesses. With just over half of all road and industrial fatalities involving either drink, drugs or a combination of both, companies often take steps to deter and prevent drug and alcohol misuse within their workforce through regular testing.
This can be done on a random basis, for cause, in accident or incident situations, or even in a pre-employment setting. Companies often opt for either urine testing or saliva testing, but the window of detection is different. Urine will provide a drug history measured in days, whereas saliva only covers a history of hours.
At MHE, we provide two main options:
- We can train your staff in drug awareness and workplace drug testing procedures so you can conduct your own testing, or
- We can attend your site to conduct the on-site drug and alcohol testing for you, under full chain of custody procedures.
Depending on customer preference, we can make the random selections from anonymous payroll numbers and attend site randomly throughout the year to carry out the screening, or else we can attend on specific one-off occasions to conduct the on-site drugs testing.
We charge an hourly rate for the screening and a small capped mileage charge, along with the raw cost of the disposable test kits and laboratory services used. Testing 3-4 people per hour is realistic, but we can sometimes exceed this.