Drug & Alcohol Sample Collection Training



Drug & Alcohol Testing Sample Collection Training Course. 

Open course dates:

October 2nd 2019 London. 1 day course £245.00

 October 22nd 2019 Glasgow. 1 day course £245.00

November 13th 2019 London. 1 day course £245.00 

 November 27th 2019 Manchester. 1 day course £245.00

January 21st  2020 Central London. 1 day Course £245.00

February 4th  2020 Newcastle. 1 day course £245.00 

Course times: 9am until 4pm

 Refreshments included.

Open to anyone who needs to learn the skills and clinical processes for sample collection.

Please CONTACT US for course content and booking details.

Drug and Alcohol Awareness & Testing, Combined Training Course

The awareness module learning components:

  • The main drugs of choice and UK drug trends.
  • Drug impairment and how drugs will affect performance in different ways.
  • The signs, symptoms and recognition of drug and alcohol use.
  • Legal Highs – Current legislation & how they can impact on workplace drug policies.
  • Alcohol: the facts.
  • How to calculate alcohol decay rates.
  • The legal status and classification of drugs.
  • Drug and alcohol from a health and safety perspective.

Goals—by the end of the course participants will:

  • Have an understanding of the physical and behavioural signs and symptoms of drug and alcohol use.
  • Know how to calculate alcohol decay rates.
  • Recognise patterns of behaviour that may indicate drug or alcohol use.
  • Be able to recognise the main drugs of choice and the ways in which they are taken.

Drug and Alcohol Testing, Training Module

The course typically covers:

  • Testing methods and detection times for both drugs and alcohol.
  • Retention times for the most popular drugs.
  • Testing procedures – this involves delegates testing each other during the course as a learning tool.
  • Conducting the tests.
  • Reading the results.
  • Recording the results.
  • What to do with staff who provide non-negative test results.
  • Understanding false positive and false negative results.
  • Performing Chain of Custody tests.
  • Taking breath samples for alcohol testing.
  • The taking of prescription and over the counter medications and the resulting implications/challenges for Companies.

The training takes you through the clinical processes and procedures for taking samples, and ensuring that ‘chain of custody’ samples are taken in conditions, which make them legally defensible.

Training booklets of the presentations used and consent forms are given to you after the training, so that you have everything you need to start your own testing procedures.

The training will take you through the differences between urine and saliva testing, including the advantages and disadvantages of both types of testing. It will also cover the difference in using Police approved breath testing machines versus one-off alcohol tests.