Drug and Alcohol Testing in the Maritime Industry

Drug & Alcohol testing in the maritime industry

At sea or on waterways, alcohol and drugs are even more dangerous than on land because of the changing environment. The motion, vibration, engine noise, sun, wind and spray, can emphasise the effects of taking drugs or alcohol. This leads to a strong decrease in awareness and hazard perception.

Due to the regulations involving substance misuse within the maritime industry, many companies are trying to put policies in place that restrict or eliminate the amount of drugs or alcohol being taken by their crew.  Despite this, accidents at sea still happen. In the past 18 months there have been high profile cases such as the incident on the cargo vessel Lysblink Seaways that make substance misuse in the workplace a valid issue.

At Randox Testing Services we offer complete drug and alcohol testing solutions tailored to meet our customer’s needs. By working with maritime companies to help implement an effective workplace drug and alcohol testing service, we put employers in a better position to keep their workplace safe, whether it be at land or sea. As part of the Randox Laboratories group, a world leader in clinical diagnostic solutions with offices and distribution in over 145 countries, Randox Testing Services draws from over 30 years’ experience in the diagnostics industry. Internationally renowned for exceptional customer service and products of the highest calibre, the Randox brand guarantees accurate results and customer satisfaction.

Our state-of-the-art laboratories are ISO/IEC 17025 accredited for a range of toxicology-based analyses covering forensic analysis and legally defensible workplace drug testing. Through utilising innovative multiplex technology, allowing us to test for multiple drugs simultaneously using only one sample, and ensuring our labs are accredited to the highest standard, our complete service guarantees reliable results. With flexible testing methods and a global network of trained collection specialists, we are confident that our complete service can meet all needs, helping keep staff and cargo safe.

Contact us today to find out how we can help keep you on course work by working with you to help create a safer working environment through implementing an effective workplace drug and alcohol testing strategy.