Drug & Alcohol Testing

First Intervention Team provide Drug & Alcohol Testing in Essex, London and Kent. We provide two types of drug testing and alcohol testing – Swab Testing and Urine Sample.

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Drug & Alcohol Testing.

First Intervention Team have Collecting Officers to carry out Drug & Alcohol Testing. There are two types of drug tests we can perform:-

1. Swab Testing – Performed using a swab to collect spittle and tested via our specialist drug and alcohol testing unit. Test results are available to print in approximately 8 minutes.

2. Urine Sample – We also have the capability to perform urine testing. The sample is sent away to a third-party laboratory. Results can take up to five working days.

Drug & Alcohol Testing

Both of the aforementioned drug sampling methods are used in conjunction with our alcohol testing unit. The alcohol test is performed by taking a breath sample, results are instant. We can conduct these tests for pre-employment, reason or random.

How many accidents are caused by alcohol?

A survey by Alcohol Concern and the TUC suggests that one in four accidents are caused by alcohol. And around 40 million working hours are lost through alcohol misuse. The UK officially now has the worst drug problem in Europe. But 25% of registered drug users are in full time employment. Recent findings indicate that up to 21% of the work force may be using drugs. Even the misuse of non-prescriptive drugs can seriously affect performance. Without correct advice, employment drug testing and alcohol testing can be a minefield.

How can we help?

First Intervention Team can help you by assisting in formulating and carrying out your pre-employment, ‘for cause’ or unannounced random basis drug & alcohol testing policies.


First Intervention Team is recognised by numerous awarding bodies and currently hold ISO 9001 in Quality Management, ISO 14001 in Environmental Management System and BS OHAS 18001 in Occupational Health and Safety.

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