What are the legal considerations for drug screening in the renewable energy sector?
UK government guidelines stipulate employers must obtain consent for drug testing, typically via a health and safety policy in employment contracts or handbooks. Testing should be limited, random, and not target specific employees unless job-specific or through post-accident drug tests. While workers can decline tests, refusal may lead to disciplinary action if testing grounds are valid. Employers should test for core drug groups like cannabis, cocaine, and opiates [REF4].