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Drug and Alcohol – Testing in the Workplace Compliance Training

Drug and Alcohol testing in the workplace TrainingDates and Locations :


5th July – Bury St Edmunds

18th July – Maidstone

15th August – Tyseley

16th August – Northampton

19th September – Sunderland

20th September – Stockton on Tees

25th October – Nelson

15th November – Rotherham

22nd November – Wimbledon


If these dates and locations don’t work for you but you would still like training then please contact us on 0208 454 7372 or email

1/2 day (Alcohol testing training only)    9:30 – 12:30      £99 per person

Full day (Full course)     9:30 – 4:30pm    £179 per person (Includes Lunch)

Price includes annual access to E-learning and Drug and Alcohol testing officer CPD certificate.

Book Now by emailing or call 0208 454 7372

This course will cover:

  • Alcohol in the Work Place – Updates for your policy, and best practice for Drug & Alcohol testing in-house.
  • Illegal Drugs – Most commonly taken illegal drugs in the work place, and how they can affect the workforce – and those around them.
  • Prescription Medication – How to incorporate a best practice procedure towards prescription drugs within your policy, whilst encouraging employees to notify you of new medication.
  • Drug Testing methods – What is the best method of testing in the workplace for you?
  • Drug Testing procedures – Pre-employment, Random, For Cause – and how to implement.


“I really enjoyed the course with AlcoDigital. I was attending with little knowledge of drug and alcohol testing, hoping to  review our current policy and find ways to implement a successful process. It was very helpful to have other businesses there to discuss different takes on testing across different industries, share best practices and experiences. Our trainer Claire, was really insightful and made the course absolutely brilliant. The course content was interesting and easily retainable due to the delivery, the supporting documents have proved incredibly helpful in achieving my aims. I’d highly recommend AlcoDigital and will certainly be using them in the future.”

-Meg Lever, CPL Industries

“The course was really informative and well run. The course highlighted that drink and drugs is a concern for many organisations however there is a real challenge around HR/ employee rights which discourage businesses from implementing a really proactive/preventative policy.

It is clear that the alcohol policy is the easier of the two policies to implement however based on today’s culture, drugs would be the biggest concern, yet the process of testing and ensuring accuracy and fair testing is challenging.

The course opened my eyes to the risk involved in allowing a workforce to work with both substances in their system not just behind the wheel of a vehicle but also the errors that can be made in an office environment which can lead to £’s lost.

– Emma Ward, Keyline

Very good course and very informative. Came away with a lot more knowledge and confidence to carry out the testing

– Mel Brown, Fenwick Haulage

The AlcoDigital training course that we attended has provided us with a wealth of knowledge and understanding that enables us to confidently implement drug and alcohol policy and procedures that make the workplace a safer place.

– Steve Williams, Truck UK

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway purchased the Drager Alcometer and Drug testing kits and had a number of staff trained in their use in 2017, this was to allow us to carry out in house testing. As a railway operator we are required to carry out alcohol and drug testing after nay operational incident and our policies state that we also carry out random testing. Prior to having our own equipment we used a GP under contract, whom we paid a call out fee for. As we are some distance from the GP’s location we had a wait, sometimes of up to an hour and a half, for his attendance and then had to wait for the laboratory drug test results, as he operates only through lab testing. This meant that staff, most of whom are volunteers and travel to us some distances, often booking accommodation to stay over, were suspended from duty awaiting the results. The main business reason for having in house testing was the time saving and being able to return staff to operational duty as soon as practicable. Clearly there are direct financial benefits too, each test saving us around £100 by carrying it out ourselves. The experience so far is that we have been able to carry out tests immediately and staff released straight back to duty, plus can randomly test with ease.

– John Arnold, NYMR

Saliva Chain of Custody Refresher Training

Saliva Lab confirmation kitIt is possible to attend the last hour of the Testing compliance training sessions to receive a refresher course on our Lab test kits. It is recommended Lab test kit training is done annual by at least two people internal to your company.

1 hour course – £49 per person

Enquire now to reserve a place on the next event – Just email or call 0208 454 7372

The Chain of Custody process for collecting an Oral Fluid drug sample is the most important part of your in-house company testing procedure.  Why?  Because it provides a legally defensible test result, to back up any disciplinary procedure.
Incorrectly completed forms slow down the process and can sometimes render the test invalid.  Inexperienced collecting officers can delay the collection process, meaning they lack confidence when taking an evidential saliva sample.

This course will cover:

  • Importance of Chain of Custody standards.
  • Best Practice Procedure.
  • Practical experience with the step-by-step Chain of Custody process
  • Assessment test for certification

On-site training

If you would like training at your site for your employees only then we can arrange any date that suits you.

Cost is £850 for half a day, £1,500 for a full day.

E-learning courses

We have a variety of product on line training courses. We recommend these courses for trainees who have received face to face training in the past as a refresher course.