As Drug Testing Kits UK's professional team is very well aware: "each year, drug and alcohol abuse costs companies millions. This includes turnover rates for employees, unexcused absences, lower productivity, accidents, and increased employees’ compensation claims. According to the National Safety Council, employees who abuse prescription drugs are two to five times more likely to take unexcused absences, be late for work, be injured or violent at work, file employees’ compensation claims, and quit or be fired within one year of employment" [1]

Did You Know?

Around 50% of workplace accidents, and up to 40% of employee theft, is caused by drug abuse.

The Crucial Benefits of Workplace Drug Testing

 As our Drug Testing Kits UK's Health Science Advisor explains to the countless new companies, organisations, institutions, and educational and medical facilities that we have started to supply (along with our thousands of existing clients across the length and breath of the UK and Southern Ireland): "testing your current and potential employees, can help prevent and detect workplace drug abuse. The most common drugs at the root of the substance abuse issue include marijuana, cocaine, heroin, ecstasy, methamphetamine, and opioids" [1]. - All of which can easily be detected with a Drug Testing Kits UK, state-of-the-art, highly accurate, CE-approved rapid on-site saliva or urine drug test.

Indeed, research shows that employers who have a robust drug testing program in place, report receiving the following important benefits (compared to employers who do not run such a program):

  • Lower staff healthcare issues

  • Improvement in staff performance

  • Greater productivity

  • An ameliorated team spirit

  • Less absenteeism

  • A lower number of accidents

  • Reduced downtime

  • Fewer instances of theft

  • Less employee turnover

  • Creating a safe workplace for employees and visiting members of the public

  • Being able to determine and refer members of staff who have drug and/or alcohol issues [1]

When Are Workplace Drug Tests Conducted?

There are a quite a number of different occasions on which a company/organisation, etc., may need to conduct on-site drug tests. Here is a list of the most common forms of drug tests:

  • Pre-Employment Drug Testing

  • Periodic (Announced) Drug Testing

  • Random (Unannounced) Drug Testing (for example, an employee may be acting as though they are under the influence of drugs or alcohol)

  • Reasonable Suspicion Testing

  • Post-Accident Testing

  • Return-To-Work Testing

  • Follow-up Drug Testing

  • Blanket Drug Testing/Wall-to-Wall Drug Testing [1]

Saving Your Company/Organisation, Money

At the present time, saliva (oral fluid), and urine screening, are the most common workplace drug/alcohol testing methods in the UK. Fortunately, over the last few years, countless companies and organisations, have now assigned one or two responsible, dedicated employees, who are able to conduct regular CE-approved drug and alcohol tests on members of staff. (These dedicated employees would have gained some practice in using the super-simple to use/and read, tests, on several individuals, before they undertook this regular task).

This new in-house system has saved companies, organisations, and others, a fortune, as they no longer have to pay for expensive labs, secure sample transportation, and temporary medics, who used to come in for the day or afternoon, in order to conduct the drug and/or alcohol tests which were then sent to the lab for analysing. - A process that could take several days.

On-Site Drug/Alcohol Tests Suggested by Drug Testing Kits UK's Health Science Advisor

Both of the following workplace drug/alcohol tests, are classed as rapid lateral flow saliva tests, which provide qualitative detection of multiple drugs and drug metabolites.

Introducing Drug Testing Kit UK's top-selling, CE approved, advance tech, rapid result, highly accurate, and extremely reliable,  '6 Panel + Alcohol Oral Fluid (Saliva) Drug Test,' which scans for 6 common drugs, plus alcohol, simultaneously. It is super simple to use, and incorporates a unique collection swab, and indicator strip, that changes colour once the sponge is saturated with saliva. Of note: the swab locks into the device to form an airtight seal, in order to preserve the integrity of the sample.

This test, which is in huge demand, comes in super economy cases of 25, 50 and 100 tests.

The drugs which it screens for, comprise:

  • Amphetamine

  • Benzodiazepine

  • Cocaine

  • Marijuana/Cannabis

  • Methamphetamine

  • Opiates

  • Alcohol, and

  • DRUG & ALCOHOL METABOLITES (By-products of the body breaking down (metabolising) drugs or alcoholic beverages (wine, spirits and beer), into different substances. The process of metabolism is certain and predictable, and everyone metabolises drugs and alcohol in the same manner).


During clinical testing, Drug Testing Kits UK's '6 Panel + Alcohol Oral Fluid (Saliva) Drug Test.' produced results with a 99%-plus, accuracy. Moreover, this specific product offers additional security. - This is due to the fact that unlike a urine test, it cannot be tampered with or substituted. Furthermore, these state-of-the-art tests are super simple for a dedicated member of staff to administer. - The results are not just clear and easy to read, they also deliver on-site results within a couple of minutes. Furthermore, the swab's saliva indicator enables the tester to know when they have collected sufficient mouth saliva in order to render the test valid

Also introducing Drug Testing Kit UK's best-selling, leading-edge, CE-approved, highly accurate, rapid result, '7 Panel Oral Fluid (Saliva) Multi Drug & Alcohol Test Kit.' This test, which is also in huge demand, comes as a single test, or in boxes of 20 tests.

The drugs which it screens for, comprise:

  • Amphetmines

  • Cocaine

  • Opiates

  • Marijuana

  • Benzodiazepines

  • Ketamine

  • Alcohol, and

  • Drug & Alcohol Metabolites

 How the Drugs & Alcohol Rapid Self-Tests Work Using Calibrators

A calibrator is an agent or standard which is utilised to ensure accuracy. Drug Testing Kit UK's devices use:

  • D-Amphetmine

  • Benzoylecgonine

  • Morphine

  • 11-Nor-9-Carboxy-Thc

  • Oxazepam

  • Ketamine, and

  • Alcohol

Find Out How We Can Save Your Company/Organisation Money

We invite you to call or message our winning Professional CX Team, so that we can advise you on the best types of Workplace Drug & Alcohol Tests to suit your needs, whether you are company with thousands of employees, or just a few members of staff. We are also very pleased to be able to offer you discounts on bulk orders.


[1]. DISA (2024). "Benefits of Drug Testing."