Randox Testing Services offers a range of training and education services to ensure efficient implementation of workplace drug and alcohol testing. Benefitting both employers and employees, training and education programmes facilitate implementation of workplace drug and alcohol testing by educating employers and employees on the benefits of employee testing as well as ensuring a competent management team to carry out the process.

Education

Educational services offer a chance for the topic of drugs and alcohol to be discussed. This opens up a learning experience for employers and their employees and can be beneficial for not only the workplace but each individual taking part. Employer and employee rights are maintained as a result of educational facilities by ensuring effective communication between employers, their management team, and their employees.

Our educational services facilitate implementation of a substance misuse policy as well as maintaining the benefits of employee testing in the following ways:

Enhancing Legislative Knowledge Among Employers

Employer knowledge of the laws and legislation surrounding drug and alcohol abuse is vital in ensuring legal compliance. Repercussions of workplace incidents related to drugs and alcohol can be costly for a company not only financially as a result of industrial tribunals and legal fines, but in terms of brand damage. In addition with industry specific rules and regulations and various regulating bodies, employers need to keep up to date with legislation relevant to their industry.

Our educational services develop and enhance employer knowledge of the rules and regulations governing their industry. With expert knowledge of the laws and legislation surrounding drug and alcohol abuse we assist employers in developing a robust and legally compliant approach to workplace drug and alcohol testing.

Drug and Alcohol Policy Advice

In addition to enhancing legislative knowledge, advice regarding substance misuse policy documents is important to ensure employers are aware of how to write a legally viable document. This ensures smooth implementation of workplace drug and alcohol testing.

Our consultancy service provides assistance in writing a bespoke substance misuse policy.

Developing an Awareness Among Employees

Developing an awareness of drug and alcohol abuse among employees is an effective starting point to implementing employee testing. It is also an effective tool in answering queries of employees who currently undergo workplace drug and alcohol testing, and communicates the dangers of drug and alcohol consumption at work. In addition, it allows employees to realise the benefits employee testing has in minimising risks. Employer efforts in implementing a substance misuse policy, or continuing employee testing, can then be seen as advantageous with beneficial outcomes.

Our educational services ensure employees understand the benefits of workplace drug and alcohol testing to ensure smooth implementation of employee testing.

Keeping Employees and Management Informed

Keeping employees informed throughout the process of implementing, or changing an existing substance misuse policy is crucial to ensure trust between employer and employees. It ensures all employees are well informed of what a substance misuse policy is, the process involved in carrying out testing and the disciplinary procedures which may result from positive tests. This is beneficial in ensuring employees confidently understand the policy being implemented. In addition it is crucial that management understand their role within the process and what a substance misuse policy means for business.

Our educational services ensure employees are well informed of the existence of a substance misuse policy in their workplace. Our assistance helps employers communicate to their management team and employees effectively the processes and procedures involved.

Our educational programmes consist of half day or full day learning and can take place at your workplace at a time that suits you. If you would like to use this service please contact us.

Educational Materials

Randox Testing Services also offers educational materials to compliment and optimise our educational services:

Bespoke Booklets and Handbooks

Booklets and handbooks offer useful learning material which can be kept and referred to at a later date. At Randox Testing Services we provide bespoke booklets and handbooks tailored to your industry to ensure meaningful content which is engaging and useful to your company.

E-learning

We also provide bespoke e-learning packages which can be accessed remotely and completed online. These packages are ideal for organisations with staff that work remotely and are not in a position to go to headquarters for educational training. Contact us to order now.

Training

Training services ensure employer confidence to carry out workplace drug and alcohol testing and management competence in enforcing the processes. At Randox Testing Services we have a range of tailored training programmes to educate employers and their management staff. All training courses are fully documented, regularly reviewed and include an assessment of the effectiveness of training. In addition, all attendees are provided with a Certificate of Attendance at the end of each completed training course. Our programmes include training in key areas such as:

Drug and Alcohol Management Awareness Training

Drug and alcohol awareness training aims to provide managers and supervisors with an understanding of drugs and alcohol and a practical knowledge of substance abuse in the workplace. Our drug and alcohol management training is beneficial in providing management with the knowledge to identify the signs of drug abuse or alcohol misuse and helps them to recognise substance abuse issues before workplace incidents occur.

    Each programme is designed and tailored with your individual organisation in mind with key areas including:

    • Overview of different types of drugs
    • Signs and symptoms of drug and alcohol abuse
    • The impact of drug and alcohol abuse in the workplace
    • Legal implications for the employer
    • Workplace substance misuse policy implementation
    • Different sample types used for testing
    • How our chain of custody procedures work

Collection Officer and Chain of Custody Training

Collection officer and chain of custody training allows employers to conduct their own sample collections on-site with the same accuracy and precision as a Randox Testing Services collector. It ensures that the integrity, confidentiality and traceability of samples are maintained. Chain of custody training is essential for those wishing to conduct their own sample collection as it ensures procedures used are able to withstand legal cross-examination.

    Key areas of the training programme include:

    • Overview of different sample types and windows of detection
    • Detail of what chain of custody is
    • The role of a sample collection officer
    • How to prepare a collection site
    • How to correctly take an employee sample
    • Sample transportation
    • Interpreting results of employee tests
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