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Drug & Alcohol Testing

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Safety, compliance, confidence. Our Drug and Alcohol Testing services ensure your workplace not only meets industry standards but sets them. Protect your team and your company’s reputation with rigorous testing that provides security and peace of mind for everyone, from the ground up.

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Reduce the risk of harm

Raise employee awareness

Take positive steps to monitor

What our clients say

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NPH are great in the fact they will listen to what we want as an employer, but also take the consideration of what the employees needs are too, so sometimes when we have drug & alcohol random testing that we have to do on certain sites and if we need that, we are able to call upon NPH Group for that service too.

NPH listen to our needs and are willing to adapt and put things in place to help us get the result that we need. We’ve had situations where we’ve needed drug & alcohol testing done immediately, they’ve altered things to be able to adapt to get our workforce in that place to allow us to continue with business.

Helen Hillary – Thompsons of Prudhoe
Safety, Compliance, Confidence. Our Drug and Alcohol Testing services ensure your workplace not only meets industry standards but sets them. Protect your team and your company’s reputation with rigorous testing that provides security and peace of mind for everyone, from the ground up.

Key benefits

  • Personalised Substance Testing: Tailored drug and alcohol testing services offer individualised testing protocols based on specific job roles and risk factors, providing personalised screening and monitoring to ensure a safe and substance-free workplace environment.
  • Efficient Substance Monitoring: Customised testing ensures targeted and efficient monitoring of drug and alcohol use, enabling early detection of substance abuse risks, timely interventions, and personalised strategies for maintaining a secure and drug-free workplace.
  • Cost-Effective Substance Compliance: Personalised testing strategies optimise compliance with drug and alcohol policies by focusing on tailored testing methods, reducing risks associated with substance abuse, and promoting a culture of proactive prevention and workplace safety.
  • Enhanced Substance Awareness: Role-specific drug and alcohol testing enhances substance awareness by providing targeted screenings, education, and support to empower employees to make informed decisions, understand the impact of substance abuse, and prioritise a healthy and productive work environment.
  • Strategic Substance Management: Customised testing insights empower strategic decision-making for HR Managers, enabling targeted substance abuse interventions, risk assessment, and preventive measures to align with organisational well-being goals and prioritise employee health and safety in the workplace.
  • Empowering Substance-Free Workplace: Personalised drug and alcohol testing services demonstrate care for employees, fostering compliance, engagement, and a safe work environment by providing tailored testing, education, and intervention strategies that empower individuals to maintain a substance-free workplace culture and prioritise health and safety.
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Frequently asked questions

Drug and alcohol testing is required for some businesses for activities like safety-critical and vocational driving – the testing can be at the pre-employment stage or part of a random testing program with already employed staff.

If the client has a Drug and Alcohol policy in place, we can perform pre-employment and random testing.

Human Resources are informed of the outcome , whether this be a positive or negative result.

Yes, in many places, but it must be done according to local laws and regulations, often with the employee’s consent.

By applying it consistently across all applicable employees, maintaining confidentiality, and using it as part of a broader policy focused on support and rehabilitation.

Employers should follow their established policy, which may include confirmation testing, counselling, and possible disciplinary action, depending on the circumstances.

Yes, they can, but refusal may lead to disciplinary actions if testing is a condition of employment or required by law for safety-sensitive positions.

It’s aimed at ensuring safety, productivity, and compliance with laws or regulations, especially in safety-sensitive industries.

Typically, employees in positions that impact safety and critical functions are tested, but policies can extend to other roles depending on company policy.

Urinalysis is the most common, but breathalyser tests, blood tests, hair follicle tests, and saliva tests are also used depending on the substances being tested and the required detection periods.

By conducting tests in a respectful, non-intrusive manner, ensuring confidentiality of results, and handling the process professionally.

Employees can refuse; however, refusal may lead to disciplinary action if testing is a stipulated condition of employment or necessary for safety compliance.

Employers should follow a pre-defined protocol, which may include confirmation testing, assessment, providing access to support or rehabilitation services, and considering disciplinary actions.

Legality depends on local laws and regulations. Where legal, it should be conducted transparently and uniformly to ensure fairness.

By consulting legal experts to design the program, staying updated on relevant laws, and ensuring the process respects employees’ rights and privacy.

Yes, it can deter use and identify individuals who may pose a safety risk, enabling interventions that protect everyone in the workplace.

Employers should have clear policies accounting for prescription medication, ensuring employees are not unfairly penalised for legitimate, prescribed treatment.

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