Drug & Alcohol Testing in the Workplace

Our popular one day course covers everything you need to know about drug and alcohol testing in the workplace. The course is suitable for all levels of staff.

  • CPD accredited training course
  • Available at over 30 UK locations
  • £179 + VAT

What can be gained from this training course?

  • 7 hours towards your CPD.
  • The knowledge and practical skills to competently enforce your workplace drug and alcohol policy.
  • Tailored advice for your organisation’s workplace drug and alcohol policy and recommendations from our experienced trainer.
CPD Accreditation
Course Content

MORNING: ALCOHOL TESTING

Alcohol awareness

  • Alcohol processing and tolerance
  • Blood alcohol vs. breath alcohol levels
  • Impairment

Workplace Alcohol Policies

  • Alcohol limits
  • Relevant laws and regulations
  • When to test for alcohol

Alcohol testing

  • Best practice procedures
  • Alcohol testing equipment

AFTERNOON: DRUG TESTING

Methods of drug testing

  • Pros and cons of saliva, urine and hair testing

Effects of drugs

  • Sedatives, stimulants and hallucinogenics
  • Harm of drugs
  • Medications

Oral fluid (saliva) testing

  • How it works
  • Best practice procedures
  • Practical demonstrations
  • Chain of custody procedure
Who should attend?
Our courses are suitable for all levels of staff. Typically, we train Health & Safety Officers, Occupational Health Workers, Transport Managers, Fleet Managers, HR Managers, Operations Managers, SHEQ & QEHS Coordinators, Company Directors and other staff performing roles involving health, safety and well being.

The course will suit you if you are at any of the following stages:

  • No current alcohol and drug policy but looking to introduce one
  • Current policy but want to review it and introduce drug & alcohol testing
  • Unsure whether you want to implement in-house testing or out-source to an external drug & alcohol testing service
  • Already do in-house alcohol and/or drug testing but want to review current procedure and equipment
  • Already use alcohol and drug testing equipment but only require training for a couple of people
  • You are/want to be a provider of alcohol and drug testing services

It is always recommended that you review your current drug and alcohol policy and procedures on a regular basis.

If you are in the early stages of introducing a policy, you will receive up-to-date information on legislation and the best steps to apply alcohol and drug testing. If you are in the latter stages, then you can review your current policy and ensure you are complying with best practice procedures. For our existing customers who already have everything in place but just need a few more people trained, then our training courses provides a cost-effective solution.

If you have any queries on whether this course is right for you before you book, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Steve Williams
Truck UK
The AlcoDigital training course that we attended has provided us with a wealth of knowledge and understanding that enables us to confidently implement drug and alcohol policy and procedures that make the workplace a safer place.
Adam Dobbin
TSCO Project Manager  - Virtus Traffic Management Solutions
I attended the AlcoDigital training in Nottingham on the 31st October 2019. I found the training very well organised and very informative, the full day was very relaxed and interactive, I found myself asking lots of questions and making notes. I realised that there was so much I didn’t know or understand about substance abuse, the testing procedure and Chain of Custody procedure was complicated but very well explained, Kieren was very patient in allowing me to go over the procedures until I understood and was a little more confident. The follow up email I received from Kieren Casey, was full of information and very useful and will assist me with my future abuse testing at work. I feel that to have AlcoDigital always available to give advice and assistance in the future is a great advantage to our company.
Carrie Drummond
Informative and engaging training providing the best practice and advice to implement or improve your drug and alcohol monitoring in the workplace.
Graham Grieves
Owner  - Drug and Alcohol Testing
Fantastic company to work with, nothing is too much trouble. The training courses are excellent and presented in a very professional manner with a little humour added in. The products supplied are excellent and very easy to use. A very well organised and professional company supplying first class equipment and advice.
Erwin Lotsch
Great course for us to get an introduction about Alcohol and Drug testing in the workplace.
Paul Smithson
AlcoDigital provided a good and informative training course, which left me confident to carry out drug and alcohol testing in the work place.
David Emmerson
Provost Transport Consulting Limited
I have known AlcoDigital since 2016 and I have been on 2 training courses with them, both very informative and with lots of constructive advice. Kieren Casey who instructed the course was very knowledgeable about his subject matter and forthcoming with advice and ideas as was his predecessor. I am sure that AlcoDigital will be of great help to me as my business grows.
Jez Thompson
This Drugs & Alcohol Testing course, which was run by Kieren and Claire, was very engaging, informative and genuinely interesting. I was a complete novice regarding these subjects before, and now I feel I have enough knowledge to include in my Tool Box Talks as Compliance and H&S Manager here at Capital Traffic Management. I definitely recommend attending this course and adding another string to your bow.
Sarah Speksnyder
Operations Manager  - enitial
Excellent training course with a course leader that has a great level of knowledge and experience, providing very honest information.
Christopher Muzzall
AlcoDigital are a great company to undertake training with.  The training was informative and an overall great experience.  It will be useful for PSV Solutions Ltd to be able to offer drug and drug testing in the workplace for its customers.  I highly recommend them for your training requirements in this field.
Deborah Caspi
If you need to test your staff for Drugs or Alcohol, this is a very informative and enjoyable day to equip you with everything you need to get started.
Greg Scott
We have a 7510 breathalyser and DrugTest 5000.  Both are easy to use and make our Drug and Alcohol policy easy to apply.  AlcoDigital (in particular Suzannah) are always there with help and advice should you require it.
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