Drug and Alcohol Testing

Drug and alcohol testing in the workplace is a sensitive issue and raises questions about human rights and data protection. This is why Hawkes Health offer simple and reliable advice to help you implement or maintain your drug and alcohol policy, both onshore and offshore.

It is essential that the right drug and alcohol test policy is in place and that it is communicated and applied effectively throughout the workforce.

Employers have a duty of care to protect staff from the mistakes of other employees acting under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.

A positive test can have serious consequences for both employee and employer, so it is vital that everybody involved has confidence in every stage of the testing process.


In addition to our rapid testing service, Hawkes Health offers advice, consultancy and training to support and guide organisations in establishing their policies with respect to substance misuse and/or alcohol abuse at work, and apply the policies effectively across the workforce so that they have maximum benefit.


  • An onsite and offshore non-evidential and evidential testing service.
  • Testing available: pre-employment, pre-placement, random, for cause and post incident.
  • A 24/7/365 retained ‘call out’ service covering testing offshore as well as a nationwide collection service and UKAS-accredited analysis of samples.
  • Substance Abuse Drug policy writing and technical peer reviews.
  • Drug and alcohol training.
  • Delivery of ‘Lunch and Learn’ drug and alcohol awareness sessions frequently offered free – call us for details.
  • Drug and alcohol collection officer training courses.
  • Urine, saliva and hair testing.
  • Independent Medical Review Officer (MRO) services.
  • Post-rehab and return to work testing.
  • Medication advice service.
  • A confidential employee counselling and rehabilitation service.

We Supply:

Maritime & Offshore Emergency Collection Kits

Designed for marine vessels and offshore installations, the Emergency Collection Kit for drug and alcohol testing allows you to collect urine samples for laboratory analysis, in circumstances when you are unable to call on our collection network or are not using our ‘call out’ retained service.

The kit contains everything you need to collect up to 10 urine samples (more can be supplied), which are then sent to one of our UKAS ISO 17025:2005 accredited laboratories.

Rapid Result Oral Fluid Equipment

We also offer oral fluid testing equipment. This equipment has the capability to immediately screen up to six drugs within 60 seconds, with results in just five minutes. The equipment is CE marked, meets the collection device Medical Device Directive (93/42/EEC), and the analyser and cartridge meets the CE - IVD Medical Device Directive (98/79/EC) The product is expansive and is capable of detecting over 20 different substances.

To book an appointment or for further information please email Michele Buckley or call +44 (0)1224 674174 to discuss your requirements.

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