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Fingerprint Drugs Testing

Published 8 July 2019 | Written by Kiu Tran
CategoriesAlcohol testing Drugs and alcohol policy Drugs testing

Lendlease have started trialling portable fingerprint based drugs testing equipment at their Elephant Park Development. Intelligent Fingerprinting is a fingerprint based system that checks for evidence of recent drugs misuse. The team at Elephant Park is trialling the fingerprint testing system in conjunction with the random drug screenings and in for-cause cases. To find out more about Intelligent Fingerprinting, click…


Alcohol Testing

Published 28 May 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAlcohol testing Drugs and alcohol policy

Mitnija UK Ltd have recognised that anyone on a construction site with alcohol in their system may pose a risk to themselves and others, therefore they have put in place a zero-tolerance alcohol policy. To ensure the effectiveness of this policy, before starting work each morning, everyone must measure their blood alcohol level by breathing into an automated breath alcohol…


Mandatory Drug Testing of Safety Critical Workers

Published 16 May 2018 | Written by Jane Elder
CategoriesAlcohol testing Drugs and alcohol policy Drugs testing

In order to ensure the safety of everyone on site, Robertson are carrying out Drug and Alcohol testing on all Safety Critical workers at induction, this is in addition to the random drug testing which will still take place. There are a number of safety critical workers who will undertake testing including, all mobile plant operators, those carrying out tasks…


Equipping Gatemen with Breathalysers

Published 7 May 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAlcohol testing Sensitivity to neighbours Traffic management Traffic marshal

Contractors must be vigilant against the presence of drugs and alcohol on site, as it is in the interests of everyone on site to remain safe. This can be a particular problem with drivers, as a driver under the influence poses a grave risk to the local community. See the examples below for how one site addressed this: As the gateman…


Spotlight on… campaign posters

Published 17 March 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAlcohol testing Campaigns Diversity Drugs and alcohol policy Drugs testing Guidance Illegal workers Mental health Occupational health risks Posters Scheme posters/banners Signage Signage Stress Workforce Workforce information

Spotlight on… posters have been designed for general display in and around site welfare facilities. The Scheme has developed a collection of A3 posters from the series of ‘Spotlight on…’ awareness campaigns. This resource has proven valuable for display on site and raising awareness amongst the workforce and visitors. To download a free electronic version, please click the links below.


Raising Drugs & Alcohol awareness

Published 25 October 2016 | Written by London City Island
CategoriesAlcohol testing Drugs and alcohol policy Drugs testing

Our company’s drugs and alcohol policy includes a clear annual and random testing regime of no less than 20% of the workforce. Proper guidance and support systems will be offered if the individual declares their drug or alcohol problem prior to being tested, encouraging an attitude of stepping forward to gain help. Likewise, anyone refusing testing shall result in disciplinary…


Drug and Alcohol Awareness

Published 30 August 2016 | Written by Andrew Sharp
CategoriesAlcohol testing Drugs and alcohol policy Drugs testing Posters

We are committed to maintaining a productive and most importantly, safe workplace. In managing large geographical areas of the strategic road network involving busy transportation pathways and working next to high speed traffic, we must ensure that the safety of the workforce and the public is always of utmost concern, and that our workforce all round awareness is always as…


Drugs and alcohol testing during Ramadan

Published 8 August 2016 | Written by Andrew Shepherd
CategoriesAlcohol testing Cultural needs Drugs and alcohol policy Religious considerations

Due to the diverse workforce on site we have requested the drugs and alcohol testing company bring saliva testing kits with them instead of just urine during Ramadan. This caters for those involved with Ramadan traditions where operatives may struggle to supply sufficient sample due to the reduced intake of liquids.


Spotlight on… campaign flyers

Published 22 June 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAlcohol testing Apprenticeships Campaigns Communication Cycle safety Diversity Guidance Health screening Healthy lifestyle advice Illegal workers Inappropriate language Medications Mental health Occupational health risks Plastics and packaging Posters Scheme posters/banners Signage Signage

The Spotlight on… flyers have been designed for general display in and around site welfare facilities. The Scheme provides a collection of A5 flyers from both past and current ‘Spotlight on… ‘ awareness campaigns. Each unique flyer contains information on the industry issue and advice on how to tackle it. This resource has proven valuable for display on site and raising awareness…


Driver drug and alcohol testing

Published 10 May 2016 | Written by Simon Taylor
CategoriesAlcohol testing Controls Driver information Drugs and alcohol policy Drugs testing

Construction by its nature has many potential risks. One of the risks involves the workforce operating whilst under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Either of these will impair their performance and can lead to them taking safety risks or putting others at risk. Our usual drug and alcohol policy applies to all persons engaged in the works, and some have…


Drug testing and counselling initiative

Published 15 April 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCounselling services Drugs and alcohol policy Drugs testing Workforce consultation

The risk and impact of drugs to an individual can be a serious concern to their own health, as well as others. It is important to take the topic seriously and provide a thorough approach including both regulation and support, when considering the wellbeing and safety of the workforce. Below is an example of how one site introduced drug testing…


Tackling Addiction

Published 1 April 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAlcohol testing Consultation Drugs and alcohol policy Drugs testing Medical conditions Mental health

Caring for the wellbeing and safety of your employees is crucial in maintaining a happy, healthy workforce and industry image. The focus on health and safety is continuous and can always be enhanced on a construction site. However there are aspects of maintaining a healthy wellbeing that can’t always be noticeably seen and can easily go unnoticed, such as an addiction….


Bring your child to work day

Published 31 March 2016 | Written by Andrew Sharp
CategoriesEmployed Induction and training Vehicle enhancements Workforce

Our Area 12 STEM Ambassador Group arranged a ‘Bring your child to work day’ during the summer holidays to encourage more young people to consider Engineering as a career and provide greater awareness of our construction and engineering activities around the network. This allowed us to reach local communities, to share what we do and why we do what we…


Alcohol Awareness Week

Published 4 March 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesDrugs and alcohol policy

Alcohol awareness week is an annual campaign organised by Alcohol Concern. The campaign aims to get people thinking about alcohol and how it impacts themselves, as well families, colleagues and the community as a whole. Any organisation is encouraged to take part from local authorities, emergency and healthcare services, schools, colleges and the workplace. Alcohol concern is providing free resources including…


Dry January

Published 4 March 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesDrugs and alcohol policy

Dry January is an annual campaign organised by Alcohol Concern that runs the full length of January. The campaign encourages adopting a completely alcohol free lifestyle for a total 31 days with the aim to raise awareness of alcohol consumption and healthy living. Those who have taken part in previous years have reported a noticeable change in health including: Weight loss Better…