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:

  • Act as a preventative measure against drug and alcohol misuse
  • Support the health, safety, and welfare of employees and the general public
  • Increase corporate responsibility
  • Reduce costs
  • 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.