Testing for business

Recovery4Life’s range of drug, alcohol, and Covid-19 testing programmes are designed to meet the needs of business. With our roots stemming from primary care treatment systems, the Recovery4Life team has carried out over half a million tests over the last 20 years, supporting thousands of people across the UK.

Our approach  

In an ideal world, everyone passes their drug, alcohol, and Covid-19 tests. In reality, there will be times where people do fail, and this can present employers with difficult choices. The Recovery4Life team don’t just leave you to pick up the pieces of a test result; we work with you to resolve the situation.

Our role is to provide you with the clinically-informed guidance that allows you to make informed decisions, protecting you and the company. Our level of involvement in the process is entirely up to you, but we will always be on hand to act as a safety net, whenever you require it.

Testing services available include

For cause

24/7 ‘For Cause’ testing service manages risks, proving to insurers that incidents/claims were not caused by substance misuse in the workplace.

There are no retainers or admin fees for this service and you only pay for the service if it is used.
We offer a 2hr response time anywhere in the UK



Drug and alcohol screening for all new employees, acts as ‘the gate-keeper’ to stop problems coming into the workplace. We offer a 2 hour response time from anywhere in the UK.

With temporary or agency staff, we can liaise with recruitment agencies on your behalf to clarify your requirements. We do not charge for this liaison service.


Random screening

A safe, validated, and independent random substance misuse testing programme.

The health and safety of the workplace takes primacy; our programmes are rigorous, designed to drive substance misuse out of the business and improve the physical and mental health of the workforce.

We operate on a 24/7 basis and we can test across all shift-patterns, including evening and weekend.

Recovery4Life’s services comply with best practice in employment law, data protection (GDPR), EWDTS standards and the Equality Act 2010.

Covid-19 Testing

For more information on our Covid-19 testing services please visit here

Testing services include

For cause

If there is a cause or reasonable suspicion that your employee is under the influence of drugs or alcohol while on duty or if an incident or accident happens, testing can be carried out as part of a consistent drug and alcohol testing programme.


Pre-employment screening carried out on potential employees can help reduce the risk of hiring individuals who may pose a risk to your workplace safety, and helps consolidate your drug and alcohol policy – sending out the right message from the outset.

Role specific testing

Some high risk, or safety critical roles may require enhanced or specific testing regimes, often alongside physical and/or mental health assessments. By developing bespoke programmes, we can help you manage risk across your business.

Random screening

As part of a company’s drug and alcohol policy a programme of random drug and alcohol testing demonstrates that you take seriously the impact that drugs and alcohol can have in the workplace. Substance use (prescribed and over the counter medication) and misuse (alcohol and illegal drugs) can be extremely damaging in the workplace when operating heavy machinery, driving or participating in any activity that might affect the public or where it may impact on key decision making within for example, professional services.

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