Hosted Webinar Delegate Assessment – Full Day

Please work your way through the 24 lessons below to complete the Delegate Assement.


01. Hosted Webinar – Testing in the workplace

Length: 4 minutesComplexity: Easy

Accident report So why are you thinking of testing in the workplace?  There are many benefits to screening employees for drug and alcohol use in the work place, including the following: - Safer environment for employees - More productive employees - Increased staff attendance - More alert and efficient staff...

02. Hosted Webinar – 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. There is a formula which can be used to establish the ratio between to the 2 different measurements. Known as Henry’s Law, it specifies: “the quantity of a substance in a liquid (eg….

03. Hosted Webinar – Measurements and Readings

Length: 2 minutesComplexity: Easy

As learnt in the last lesson, the measurements for a breath alcohol reading and blood alcohol reading are different, but imply the same level of impairment. BrAC – Breath Alcohol Concentration A gas concentration. This can be displayed in microgrammes of Ethanol per 100ml of breath eg 35 µg/100ml (the current…

04. Hosted Webinar – The Drink-driving Law


Length: 5 minutesComplexity: Standard

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

05. Hosted Webinar – 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. Hosted Webinar – Breathalyzer Measurement Conditions

Length: 4 minutesComplexity: Standard

Prior to performing a breath test, having completed the best practice procedure form for alcohol testing, there are several factors to consider: Contamination It is imperative to wait at least 20 minutes after smoking, eating or drinking. Residual mouth contamination (for example from mouthwash) can give false readings, damage the…

07. Hosted Webinar – Dräger Breathalyzers

Length: 5 minutesComplexity: Easy

  Dräger devices are very easy to use and navigate. If you have your breathalyzer on you now, use the image below to familiarise yourself with the features. LED warning lights  – Green, Amber and Red. Infra Red Port – Used to connect the device with the printer. Menu/down button…

08. Hosted Webinar – The AlcoDigital EON

Length: 5 minutesComplexity: Easy

The AlcoDigital EON is a workplace evidential breathalyzer with European Approval (EN-15964) for professional use. LED warning lights  – Red, Amber, Green Bluetooth connection – Connect to android phone  to store results, or bluetooth printer to produce evidential printouts Menu/Down button – When on the ‘BLOW’ screen select the Menu/Down…

09. Hosted Webinar – The AlcoSaber

Length: 2 minutesComplexity: Easy

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

10. Hosted Webinar – The Dräger Ignition Interlock

Length: 3 minutesComplexity: Easy

The Dräger Ignition Interlock.   An alcohol ignition interlock is a breathalyzer with a vehicle immobiliser. The settings on the alcohol ignition interlock device make the person unable to start the engine if an alcohol reading above a set limit is produced from a breath test. There are many benefits…

11. Hosted Webinar – The Worksober

Length: 4 minutesComplexity: Easy

The Worksober wall-mountable device is more than just a clock-in, clock-out device. There are many different ways in which is creates an alcohol free workplace and there are many high tech features built in. Key features include: Facial Recognition – provides evidential proof of each test person Alcohol testing (EN-Certified…

12. Hosted Webinar – Drugs of Impairment

Length: 3 minutesComplexity: Easy

In order to understand drug testing in the workplace – and to be able to confidently answer questions from people you are testing – it is important to have a basic understanding of the different types of drugs and the effects they have on the user. Everybody ingests ‘drugs’ on…

13. Hosted Webinar – Stimulants

Length: 2 minutesComplexity: Easy

Stimulants such as amphetamines or cocaine provide the user with an enhanced state of alertness, speeding up physiological processes within the body by stimulating the central and nervous systems. Over-use can lead to lack of appetite and problems sleeping; high doses can cause increased blood pressure and heart rate, leading to…

14. Hosted Webinar – Sedatives

Length: 2 minutesComplexity: Easy

Sedatives cause a physiological slowing of the bodies responses by modulating the bodies nervous system, and can be used to produce a calming effect to aid anxiety or sleep issues. They come in various forms with alcohol being the most common and widely used legally sedating drug. Misuse of sedatives can…

15. Hosted Webinar – Hallucinogenics

Length: 2 minutesComplexity: Easy

The third type of drug that causes impairment are classed as the hallucinogenics.  They are, by and large, very powerful drugs but because of this they are usually taken in infinitesimally small amounts – small squares of paper that a person simply licks can induce dramatic levels of impairment. Because these substances…

16. Hosted Webinar – Prescribed Drugs

Length: 4 minutesComplexity: Standard

Drug Screening is not just about illegal substances – impairment caused by the use of prescriptive drugs by the workforce is an issue that cannot be ignored. Prescription drugs contain a wide range of substances from the drug groups we’ve just reviewed, and whilst given to the user by a medical practitioner…

17. Hosted Webinar – Methods of DrugTesting

Length: 4 minutesComplexity: Easy

There are various different ways to screen a person for drugs, depending on what information it is that you are looking to find. For pre-employment screening, then Hair Sampling is a suitable choice as it gives historical data on exactly what a person has consumed.  It is however highly invasive…

18. Hosted Webinar – Why Oral Fluid?

Length: 3 minutesComplexity: Easy

Of  the various different methods that can be used to detect drugs of abuse, in an employment scenario the key issue is current impairment rather than historical drug use.  Therefore oral fluid collection is now almost universally accepted as the most suitable ‘on-the-spot’ indicator of drug use. The main reasons…

19. Hosted Webinar – Introduction to the DrugCheck 3000

Length: 4 minutesComplexity: Easy

The DrugCheck 3000 is a disposable drug testing kit that takes a saliva sample and provides screening results for 6 different drug categories. How does it work? The technique of testing is called competitive immunoassay. This is where the potential drugs contained in the sample compete with drugs on the…

20. Hosted Webinar – Collecting the sample

Length: 2 minutesComplexity: Easy

Before opening the DrugCheck 3000, you must check that it is in date – this can be found on the outer packaging and it is valid until the end of the month detailed.   Once opened, the DrugCheck 3000 should be used immediately. In order perform a drug test, complete the…

21. Hosted Webinar – Before starting the Lab confirmation test

Length: 4 minutesComplexity: Easy

So you have had a positive on your screening test.  Now it’s time to do a Laboratory Confirmation test in order to verify the results of the screening test. Be Timely The chain of custody procedure is a follow-up test to a positive result on a saliva screening device. It…

22. Hosted Webinar – The Step by Step Checklist

Length: 3 minutesComplexity: Easy

The Step by Step Checklist must be followed meticulously. Each step is important so as to not break the chain of custody. Missing a step could cause the test to be invalid and the lab may refuse to test it. Once you are ready to begin, remove the water you…

23. Hosted Webinar – The Laboratory Chain of Custody Confirmation kit

Length: 2 minutesComplexity: Easy

The Laboratory Chain of Custody pack comprises of:   A Chain of Custody form with carbon duplicates Two Quantisal Collection packs (each containing a transportation tube with buffer solution, and a collection device) A pre-paid envelope The lab test kits are to be used IMMEDIATELY after someone has tested non-negative…

24. Hosted Webinar Assessment

Length: 45 minutesComplexity: Standard

Congratulations – you have now reached the end of your online refresher! The next section is the final assessment, so please now 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…