ILLEGAL: RHA and ScreenSafe team up
The Road Haulage Association (RHA) are teaming up with ScreenSafe to launch a new time and money-saving drug testing procedure exclusive to members.
Launched to provide all aspects of drug and alcohol screening, RHA Smart Test will include policy writing, sample collection, laboratory analysis and training and education.
RHA members will get special discounted rates and a free, no-obligation consultation with an expert on substance misuse.
Michael May, Commercial Director at ScreenSafe, said: “As a leading provider of drug and alcohol testing services, we are delighted to be working with the RHA and their latest exclusive member service, RHA Smart Test.
“Drugs and alcohol can affect drivers’ responses and cause accidents – in 2010, nearly 10,000 reported road casualties happened when a driver was over the legal alcohol limit.
“Our nationwide network of account managers is ready to help RHA members with expert support and advice on setting up drug and alcohol screening programmes or protocols, tailored for the haulage sector.”
The 1992 Transport and Works Act makes it a criminal offence for certain workers to be unfit to work as a result of drugs or alcohol.
Employers will also be guilty unless they can prove they have showed all due diligence in trying to prevent such an offence – such as maintaining a drug and alcohol policy.
RHA Smart Test can help operators formulate such a policy, regardless of company size.
There is also a dedicated RHA Smart Test customer service email address and 24/7 phone line.
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