Drugs and Alcohol

Testing for drugs and alcohol has been mandatory in the Railway Industry for some years and many Construction companies already undertake drug and alcohol testing to ensure that workers are safe to work on sites and to protect members of the public from accidents due to misuse of drugs and alcohol.

Alcohol or drug problems should always be treated primarily as a health problem rather than a reason for immediate dismissal. Employers should encourage employees who show signs of developing such problems to seek help.


KML OH provides the following drug & alcohol screening services outlined below:

  • Point of care testing – onsite results within 5 minutes, POCT cups substance screening type & cut off levels tailored to the needs of the business
  • Chain of custody – a chronological documentation or paper trail, showing the collection, transfer, receipt, analysis, storage, and disposal of the sample
  • Workplace screening
  • Network Rail – RISQS approved service provider
  • For cause service – national coverage, 365 days, 24/7 service, 2 hour response time
  • Random, unannounced and periodic reviews
  • Medical Review Officer (MRO)

The misuse of drugs and alcohol is a serious problem in the workplace, not only for the misusers but also for employers, colleagues and the public.
The possession of some drugs is illegal; other prescribed drugs and over-the-counter medicines can have side effects which could affect safety.

Other services we provide:

  • What our clients say

    “  I’m very happy with the service I receive. KML OH is responsive and engaged in the needs of our business and I have confidence in the ability of the staff that I deal with regularly. We’re a small but growing business in the UK and KML can meet our needs at a competitive price.’’

    Sally, HR Director
  • What our clients say

    “ I would happily recommend KML OH to other business; overall I have been exceptionally happy with the service provided. Appointments are booked with ease and the response is swift.’’

    Maria, HR Business Manager
  • What our clients say

    KML OH response time on pre-placement questionnaires is excellent; the outcome is usually sent through to the relevant HR consultant within 48 hours.
    Case management provided by KML OH has also been very good. Again, turnaround time on referral submitted to KML is pleasingly quick. The reports produced in dealing with the referral are comprehensive, detailed and easily understandable. Recommendations are set out in simple, easy to follow terms, which is very welcome.

    Jeremy, HR Business Partner
  • What our clients say

    I have been working with KML since February 2016 and during this time I have found KML OH a pleasure to work with. The service they have provided has been excellent, from both an organisation and testing perspective.
    I have been particularly impressed with their response to emergency requests; they have been very professional and capable to deal with any requests and enquiries.
    As such I would have no hesitation in recommending KML OH to carry out works of this nature to other organisations.

    Lily, Payroll & HR Assistant
  • What our clients say

    What our customers say:
    Very Professional Staff – Never had this with any other company, which is a shame because it was more than expected and reassuring, very good.
    The Clinical Mobile Unit was very clean & tidy, quick checks, great experience, recommended for everyone.

    General, Service Delivery Feedback
  • Workplace illness & injury statistics

    “ Illness - 1.2 million people who worked during the last year were suffering from an illness they believed was caused or made worse by their work. ”

    HSE Health and Safety Statistics Annual Report for Great Britain 2014/15
  • Workplace illness & injury statistics

    “ Illness - A further 0.8 million former workers (who last worked over 12 months ago) were suffering from an illness which was caused or made worse by their past work. ”

    HSE Health and Safety Statistics Annual Report for Great Britain 2014/15
  • Workplace illness & injury statistics

    “ Injuries - 142 workers were killed at work, a rate of 0.46 fatalities per 100,000 workers. ”

    HSE Health and Safety Statistics Annual Report for Great Britain 2014/15
  • Workplace illness & injury statistics

    “ Working days lost - 27.3 million days were lost due to work-related ill health or injury (15 days per case). ”

    HSE Health and Safety Statistics Annual Report for Great Britain 2014/15
  • Workplace illness & injury statistics

    “ days lost - 23.3 million days were lost due to work-related ill health and 4.1 million due to workplace injury. ”

    HSE Health and Safety Statistics Annual Report for Great Britain 2014/15
  • Workplace illness & injury statistics

    “ Cost to Britain - Injuries and new cases of ill health resulting largely from current working conditions cost society an estimated £14.3 billion in 2013/14 (based on 2013 prices). ”

    HSE Health and Safety Statistics Annual Report for Great Britain 2014/15

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