WORKPLACE DRUG & ALCOHOL TESTING
FOR PROFESSIONAL USE ONLY
IMPACT ON THE WORKPLACE
An estimated 1 in 11 adults aged 16 to 59 took drugs in the last year and 10% of these people are considered to be problem drug users.
Lost productivity due to alcohol use costs the UK economy more than £7 billion annually.
In the UK approximately 1 million people everyday are on drugs or alcohol while they're at work.
1 drug and alcohol related incident costs the workplace approximately £250,000.
This is testing to establish if people are on drugs before joining the business. This can be done in the first 3 months after offering someone a job.
Testing a certain percentage of staff from 5-100% every year.
An incident at work - a collector would attend within 2 hours to take a sample of suspected drug use.
Rehabilitation and monitoring:
Employee assistance programs for those who test positive to drug and alcohol testing
Shift change testing for warehouse workers, doctors or pilots
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DRUGS & ALCOHOL IN THE WORKPLACE SINCE COVID-19
In 2020 when the COVID-19 outbreak begun:
Alcohol sales rose by 67%
There was a 75% increase in alcohol consumption
Over 16,000 hospital admissions for poisoning by drug misuse
And the UK had the highest recorded alcohol related deaths in 20 years