“We don’t have a doctor or nurse on site and these tests are complicated – so will they stand up in a tribunal/court?”
ITS can fully train your own staff in the collection processes and Chain of Custody to ensure “legal defensibility”. All products are CE and FDA (510k) certified, and our breathalysers are also UK Home Office approved. Our high quality “Point of Care” screening products and solutions meet very strict and high standards. Scientific analysis of samples for confirmation analysis following a “non-negative” point of care test, should be conducted by an ISO17025 UKAS (or equivalent) accredited laboratory services.”
A typical “Chain of Custody” training course lasts around 4 hrs. At the end of the course, attendees will be able to confidently administer a legally defensible drug and alcohol test using Point of Care (for drugs and alcohol) and laboratory processes. This can save you £1000s compared with using 3rd party suppliers.
Charity Alcohol Change UK have announced Alcohol Awareness Week (AAW) 2019 will take place from 11-17 November. Are you / your workplace doing anything to support and promote Alcohol Awareness Week?
Pregabalin and Gabapentin to be controlled as class C drugs from April 2019 Prescription drugs pregabalin and gabapentin are to be reclassified as class C controlled substances from April 2019, the government announced on 15 October 2018.The move comes after experts highlighted rising numbers of fatalities linked to the drugs. The change means it will be illegal to possess pregabalin and gabapentin without a prescription and it will be illegal to supply or sell them to others.
Official figures show that drug deaths have risen sharply in England and Wales, reaching record numbers last year. A total of 4,359 people died due to drug poisoning last year, this includes accidental overdoses and suicides from medicinal drugs, as well as illicit drug use.