Drug & Alcohol Services 2018-04-26T10:00:12+00:00

Drug & Alcohol Services

With alarming statistics relating to drug and alcohol abuse in the UK, the need for drug and alcohol testing in the workplace is becoming more and more apparent in a number of occupations.

Drug and alcohol abuse is not only detrimental to the individuals partaking, but it can also have a large impact on employers as there are a number of costs involved including loss of productivity, high absence rates, theft, loss of employee morale, increased health insurance claims, and many more.


The Transport and Works Act 1992 makes it a criminal offence for certain workers to be unfit through alcohol and/or drugs. Drug and alcohol testing is increasing in a number of workplaces and Topstaff Employment can carry out drug and alcohol testing on-site at a number of workplaces.

The main reasons behind introducing drug and alcohol testing in companies:

Pre-employment – When employing new staff to prevent any drug and alcohol problems from arising in the future.

Random – To promote yourself as a drug and alcohol free company by carrying out random, on-going tests.

For cause – In response to a drug or alcohol related incident within or outwith your workplace.

Follow-up – Following up a staff member who has returned to work with a previous drug and/or alcohol problem.


Topstaff Employment can assist companies in creating and implementing a drug and alcohol monitoring system in the workplace. This can include the creation of a drug and alcohol policy for pre-employment screening, random and for cause testing. We can also offer advice on how to implement a drug and alcohol policy to your workforce.

We can offer the entire drug and alcohol screening process at an all-inclusive, low cost, which includes:


Testing Kits

Travel costs (up to a 25-mile radius of Glasgow, also negotiable for multiple tests at sites beyond this radius)

Transportation of specimens

Laboratory fees

We are also able to tailor the tests to suit our client’s exact requirements, which can include:

Amphetamines (includes Ecstasy) Barbiturates Benzodiazepines Cannabinoids Cocaine Methadone Opiates Phencyclidine Alcohol

Our service can be offered either in-house or on premises elsewhere, with minimum disruption to the day-to-day business of the company.


Topstaff Employment provides drug and alcohol testing to the largest maritime training company in the UK as well as providing drug monitoring for officers and ratings in many UK shipping companies. Additionally, we provide drug and alcohol testing for companies in Glasgow and throughout the rest of the UK in various business sectors.