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.