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Driving Under the Influence: Drug and Alcohol Testing for the Transport Industry

Professional drivers have a responsibility to carry out their daily tasks safely and carefully. As driving is a dangerous work activity, employers must conduct suitable drug and alcohol testing to ensure that work-related journeys are safe.

Taking drugs or alcohol while in charge of a vehicle is not only a criminal offence that puts the individual’s life at risk, but it can also put members of the public at risk. Even a small incident, which occurs as a result of drug or alcohol abuse, could result in your company facing large fines, compensation claims, and employee tribunals.

Causing death by dangerous driving results in a maximum of 14 years imprisonment.

A Drug and Alcohol Policy and testing programme can play a pivotal role in the logistics and transport industry and can assist your organisation to:

  1. Act as a preventative measure against drug and alcohol misuse

  2. Support the health, safety, and welfare of employees and the general public

  3. Increase corporate responsibility

  4. Reduce costs

  5. Reduce reputational damage

Racoo Screening works with companies of all sizes to help implement effective workplace drug and alcohol testing policies that comply with regulations. We also offer a complete drug and alcohol testing service, e-learning and staff training. To find out more, contact us here.

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