As soon as a company decides to implement policies relating to drugs and alcohol testing, feelings, emotions and suspicions come to the fore. At this point we had a choice. Either ‘go it alone’ and undertake our own tests, or engage a suitably competent organisation to do it for us.
At the end of the day, these tests are requested of your workmates, pals, buddies, and in some cases, your family, and no one wants anyone to fail.
We are delighted to be working with Recovery4Life who has provided a level of professionalism and a range of specialisms that we never would have been able to develop on our own. More importantly, working with Recovery4Life has provided a level of independence which has enabled us to implement our policies and procedures without affecting working relationships within the company. Our employees accept the fact that on any day of the week, at any hour of the day, someone from Recovery4Life could be on site, either pre-planned, or as a quick response request, to ensure that standards of workplace safety are maintained.
The results speak for themselves. When we first implemented the programme in 2011 the failure rate was 11.8%, with a regular, targeted programme this dropped to a failure rate of 3.7%, and down to 0.8%. We would endorse Recovery4Life whole-heartedly – its regulatory body and governance ensures that its protocols and ethics are unquestionable and their staff are friendly, professional and responsive – providing appropriate, concise and fail safe reports and guidance.