Safer Skies Begin On The Ground
With a significant 3 billion people travelling by air annually, safety within the aviation industry is vital. Safety doesn’t only include staff but also passengers and cargo. Bearing this in mind, it is necessary that all staff are confident and able to carry out their duties effectively whilst at work.
Drug and alcohol abuse prohibits a person’s abilities and for an employee within the aviation industry substance abuse means endangering the lives of all passengers and employees on board.
Pilots, flight crew, engineers, mechanics and ground staff are responsible for the safety of all passengers and cargo on board a flight. This is why the aviation industry has rules, procedures and regulations to ensure this ultimate responsibility is maintained. Substance abuse of drugs and alcohol breaks every rule and endangers the lives of all those on board.
We Recommend Regular Testing
Despite strict regulation on drug and alcohol abuse, there are still occurrences where plots and flight crew are found to be misusing drugs and alcohol. Randox Testing Services recommend that operators carry out more regular drug and alcohol screening of all staff i a proactive effort to lower the number of alcohol and drug related incidents.
Due to the nature of this industry there is a need for a proactive approach to workplace drug and alcohol testing.
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