Delegate Assessment for Workplace Testing Training with AlcoDigital AlcoSaber/EON breathalyzers

Please work your way through the 10 lessons below to complete the Delegate Assessment.

Lessons

01. Substance testing in the workplace

Length: 4 minutesComplexity: Easy

There are many benefits to screening employees for drug and alcohol use in the workplace, including: - Safer environment for employees - More productive employees - Increased staff attendance - More alert and efficient staff - Better cause of incident awareness - A decrease in accidents and damages - Increased staff...

02. Blood alcohol vs Breath alcohol

Length: 4 minutesComplexity: Hard

Alcohol in the blood (liquid) and alcohol in breath (gas) are two different entities and are therefore measured differently. Henry’s Law is a formula which can be used to establish the ratio between blood/breath alcohol: “the quantity of a substance in a liquid (e.g., alcohol in blood) at a standard…

03. Alcohol measurements and readings

Length: 2 minutesComplexity: Easy

While the measurements for a breath alcohol reading and blood alcohol reading are different, they imply the same level of impairment. BrAC – Breath Alcohol Concentration A gas concentration. This can be displayed in micrograms of ethanol per 100ml of breath e.g., 35 µg/100ml (the current England/Wales Limit), or milligrams…

04. The drink-driving law

Preview

Length: 5 minutesComplexity: Standard

In December 2014, the drink-driving limit in Scotland was reduced to 22µg/100ml of breath. You may also have seen it in the media expressed in its blood alcohol limit of 50mg/100ml (0.05%BAC). This is the same limit for Ireland. Ireland also have a lower limit again for professional, learner and…

05. Drink-driving limits across Europe

Length: 2 minutesComplexity: Easy

England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Malta have the highest drink-driving limits in all of Europe for all drivers. Not only do all other European countries have lower drink-driving limits for private motorists, but many have adopted a zero tolerance limit (i.e., 9μg/100ml of breath) for commercial, novice, and learner drivers….

06. Breathalyzer sampling options and measurement conditions

Length: 4 minutesComplexity: Standard

Sampling Options There are two main sample options, i.e., two types of tests that most breathalyzers can conduct. Automatic Sampling (evidential test) Automatic measurement of the correct quantity of breath, taken after both minimum breath volume (1.2 litres) and blowing periods (~2 seconds) are reached. An automatic sample requires the…

07. The AlcoSaber

Length: 10 minutesComplexity: Easy

The AlcoDigital AlcoSaber is a unique breathalyzer designed for alcohol screening. It is ideally suited for use in situations where rapid testing of large quantities of people with minimal intrusion is required – for example, site entrances, roadblocks, entrances into safety-critical environments, or simply as the initial test on donors…

08. The AlcoDigital EON

Length: 5 minutesComplexity: Easy

The AlcoDigital EON is an evidential breathalyzer with European Approval (EN-15964) for professional use. If you have your EON breathalyzer on you now, use the image below to familiarise yourself with the features. LED warning lights  – Red, Amber, Green Bluetooth connection – Connect to android phone  to store results,…

09. Best practice procedure for an evidential breath test

Length: 10 minutesComplexity: Easy

It is crucial that best practice is followed when an evidential test is conducted, as evidential test results can be used to take disciplinary action against individuals. This best practice procedure will help to ensure that results are not affected by contaminants in the surrounding environment or the mouth (e.g.,…

10. Final Assessment

Length: 25 minutesComplexity: Standard

The next section is the final assessment, so please take the time to make sure you are ready. You can go back and review any information now if you wish before starting the assessment. Please click “VIEW THE LESSON QUIZ” to start the main assessment. The assessment contains 20 random…