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Drug and Alcohol Testing Services


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Hampton Knight are one of the UK’s leading specialists in alcohol and drug testing services.

We can provide your organisation everything you need to manage the issue of alcohol and drugs in the workplace, in the most effective and fair way. Our full range of supportive services includes:

  • Policy Development and Review
  • Training
  • Alcohol and Drug Testing Products
  • 24/7 Testing Service and Advice Line
  • Counselling Services

With outstanding for-cause collection times and robust random testing programmes, Hampton Knight offers a complete solution.

No matter what services you have with us, you will have a dedicated and experienced team supporting you from the start.

We believe an alcohol and drug Policy should be clear, concise and robust enough to withstand a legal challenge, but be reasonable in its requirements. The policy should offer confidential and impartial help, and support any member of staff who seeks assistance for alcohol or drug dependency.

The policy we create with you gives you and your managers a range of effective procedures to manage the issue of alcohol and drugs with confidence.

Through our Policy Development Team, Hampton Knight can offer a legally defensible policy, which complies with existing health and safety requirements and fulfils employment law and data protection obligations.

As part of the provision of our alcohol and drug services, we can provide our template policy, which has been used successfully by a number of our clients in disciplinary hearings and employment tribunals. If you already have a policy in place, we can review this for you to ensure it is fit for purpose.

Training and awareness is a crucial part of the implementation of a policy. All of your people, regardless of their position or title in the company, need to be fully aware of their responsibilities. We can assist you in structuring a training programme that will meet these needs and ensure that the policy is implemented positively and effectively.

All managers and supervisors require effective training to equip them with the necessary knowledge and tools to deal with the issue. They will also need to have an understanding of your policy and how to use it appropriately and fairly.

The training will provide them all the relevant information on the effects of alcohol and drugs, the signs and symptoms of alcohol and drug misuse and the risks to the workplace.

Using case studies, we will help your managers and supervisors understand their responsibilities.

All attendees will be given a reference guide that includes the documentation to use should they have to manage an employee who is in contravention of the policy, and details on how the testing programme is used.

Counselling and rehabilitation advice, including interview techniques, will also be discussed.

We supply onsite breath alcolmeters for alcohol testing, similar to the Home Oce approved instruments used by the police. We also provide urine, oral fluidand hair testing products for drug testing that can be used either onsite or sent straight to our UKAS accredited laboratory for analysis.

Our products and services are fully validated and supported by research, expert opinion and vigorous chain of custody procedures and documentation.

Hampton Knight offers a 24/7 telephone helpline to all our contracted clients.

This line is manned by specialists who are on hand to offer advice and guidance.

This service is essential if you have a query relating to alcohol and drug testing or need an emergency test carried out onsite. We know that incidents can happen at any time so we make sure we are always available for you.

Hampton Knight’s testing service can offer you both scheduled and un-scheduled testing, with one of our highly trained collection technicians attending your workplace to carry out your testing requirements. We offer a guaranteed two-hour response time across the UK and Ireland, with over 50% reached within one hour.

Our collection technicians have all passed the most rigorous recruitment and training programme in our industry to ensure they are trained and certified to administer alcohol and drug testing in an appropriate manner. Whether it is breath, urine, oral fluid or hair testing, each procedure will be carried out in compliance with the European Workplace Drug Testing Guidelines.

We also provide an independent ‘Random Selection Programme’, which enables you to demonstrate your testing programme is fair, reliable and legally defensible. If your onsite facilities are not suitable for legally defensible testing, we can provide a clinic locally or attend your site with one of our mobile units

Hampton Knight offers a complete counselling and support service for employees with an alcohol or drug dependency. The health and wellbeing of your people is important to us, which is why we create programmes to help those with a dependency, not punish them.
Should an employee need counselling, they will be required to sign a counselling contract, which can be provided by Hampton Knight.

The employee will have an initial assessment by one of our associate counsellors who will recommend the most appropriate treatment programme. Initial assessments can be carried out onsite or at a local clinic and are treated with complete confidentiality.

A full counselling programme will then be agreed with you and your employee, that will be managed with our support, with the aim of returning the employee to normal work.

For more information contact the team on 01875 65999 or enquiries@hamptonknight.co.uk

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