HOW LONG DOES A BREATHALYSER DETECT ALCOHOL AFTER AN EMPLOYEE HAS HAD DRINK?
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3M ago
"A breathalyser can detect alcohol on the breath for up to 24 hours. The amount of time that alcohol stays detectable on the breath depends on the individual & the quantity of alcohol consumed" [1]. Employees cannot beat a breathalyser, & Drug Testing Kits UK, which is renowned for supplying on-site professional-use alcohol & drug testing kits to companies, organisations, institutions & medical facilities across the length & breath of the UK & Southern Ireland, recommends that the aforementioned have both a state-of-the art breathalyser such as the high demand, cutting ..read more
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2024: FOUR STREET DRUGS THAT COULD POSE THE BIGGEST THREAT TO EMPLOYERS
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by drugtestingkitsuk
4M ago
As Drug Testing Kits UK, like to advise our many thousands of clients across the length and breath of the UK and Southern Ireland: "just as with fashion and music, illicit drugs go through peaks and troughs of popularity. There are popular staples, such as cannabis, and more disruptive and transient substances, such as mephedrone. And just as with fashion, the drugs that most people are able to buy are determined by the choices of designers, manufacturers and logistical operations, rather than consumers. Predicting how the UK drug market may be in 2024, not only relies on recent trends in drug ..read more
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ARE ANY OF YOUR EMPLOYEES TAKING THE NEW ZOMBIE DRUG?
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by drugtestingkitsuk
4M ago
As Drug Testing Kits UK, has recently been informing companies: "the flesh-rotting 'zombie drug' xylazine, has been wreaking havoc in the US. Now it’s in the UK. A toxicology report showed that a middle-aged man from Solihull, England, died from the effects of xylazine, heroin, and fentanyl. And to add to this already devastating trend, heroin supplies are now commonly adulterated with the strong synthetic opioid fentanyl, and the animal tranquillizer xylazine, in order to reduce the cost of producing large batches of heroin [1] Did You Know? Xylazine, also known by its street names "tranq" or ..read more
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EMPLOYEES TAKING SYNTHETIC OPIOIDS THAT ARE MORE DEADLY THAN FENTANYL
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by drugtestingkitsuk
4M ago
  EMPLOYEES TAKING SYNTHETIC OPIOIDS THAT ARE MORE DEADLY THAN FENTANYL   As Drug Testing Kits UK, is well aware: "The synthetic opioid fentanyl, is well known for the many lives it has claimed – mainly in the US, but elsewhere too. Now, a less well-known class of synthetic opioids called Nitazenes, is starting to crop up in overdose cases on both sides of the Atlantic. Nitazenes have recently been the subject of a national patient safety alert in the UK, as a result of a spike in opioid-related deaths over the last two months, with several cases involving Nitazenes" [1], and due to ..read more
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WHICH DRUG WORKPLACE DRUG & ALCOHOL TESTS WORK THE BEST?
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by drugtestingkitsuk
5M ago
As Drug Testing Kits UK, are mindful of: "A study of over 1,300 industry workers compiled by the Considerate Constructors Scheme, revealed that 35% had noticed their colleagues under the influence of either alcohol or drugs while on the job. Additionally, 65% said they had never undergone a test for drugs or alcohol at work, and 39% believed that the issue could be better addressed by their employer. Moreover, anyone operating machinery, handling vehicles or working on site while under the influence of drugs or alcohol could pose a threat to themselves as well as other employees and members of ..read more
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WHY EVERY COMPANY AND ORGANISATION SHOULD DRUG AND ALCOHOL TEST
Drug Testing Kits UK Blog
by drugtestingkitsuk
5M ago
As Drug Testing Kits UK's professional team is very well aware: "each year, drug and alcohol abuse costs companies millions. This includes turnover rates for employees, unexcused absences, lower productivity, accidents, and increased employees’ compensation claims. According to the National Safety Council, employees who abuse prescription drugs are two to five times more likely to take unexcused absences, be late for work, be injured or violent at work, file employees’ compensation claims, and quit or be fired within one year of employment" [1] Did You Know? Around 50% of workplace accidents ..read more
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ONLY BUY ONSITE DRUG TESTING KITS FROM A UK COMPANY
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by drugtestingkitsuk
5M ago
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2424: LEADING-EDGE HIGHLY ACCURATE ON-SITE URINE DRUG TESTING KITS
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by drugtestingkitsuk
5M ago
2424: LEADING-EDGE HIGHLY ACCURATE ON-SITE URINE DRUG TESTING KITS With companies and organisations planning their (scheduled and non-scheduled) workplace drug testing for 2024, in this blog we take a deep dive into Bristol- based, Drug Testing Kit UK's best selling state-of-the-art, highly accurate, CE approved drug testing kits. - All of which can be purchased in super economy cases of 25, 50, and 100 tests. With Drug Testing Kits UK supplying thousands of companies, organisations, institutions, and educational and medical establishments across the length and breath of the UK and Southern Ir ..read more
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2424: TOP-OF-THE RANGE HIGHLY ACCURATE WORKPLACE SALIVA DRUG & ALCOHOL TESTING KITS
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by drugtestingkitsuk
6M ago
 When companies and organisations arrange their on-site drug testing programs, one of the first matters at hand, is to work out a schedule for the different types of drug tests they intend to administer. Moreover, they will need to decide whether or not they want to use workplace saliva or urine tests (both of which can be easily administered by a responsible, dedicated member of staff, who has has some practice administering the tests on several people, before the first mass testing). Drug Testing Kits UK's Point-of-Care Testing (POCT) (also known as workplace or on-site testing), works ..read more
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HOW CAN MY COMPANY MANAGE DRUG AND ALCOHOL MISUSE AT WORK?
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by drugtestingkitsuk
6M ago
  the     The  References   [1]. Health & Safety Executive (2023). "Screening and testing for drugs and alcohol." https://www.hse.gov.uk/alcoholdrugs/screening-testing-drugs-alcohol.htm#article [2]. NI Direct (2023). https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/drug-testing-and-employee-monitoring#:~:text=The policy should be set,tests should be genuinely random. [3]. Health & Safety Executive (2023). "Support employees with a drug or alcohol problem." https://www.hse.gov.uk/alcoholdrugs/support-employees.htm#:~:text=Think%20about%20whether%20drug%20and,you've%20dismissed ..read more
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