Fit for Purpose Drug and Alcohol Policies to Keep Rail Safe

Rail organisations are obliged to undertake drug and alcohol testing of staff in safety critical roles. But drug testing is a complex and rapidly evolving field. With a wide and ever-changing range of available drugs, what is the best approach to testing?

Drug and alcohol policies need to adapt to the latest research and expert advice to ensure they remain fit-for-purpose.   Our research provides information on the likelihood of a drug being taken; its impact on performance; test availability; and how the windows for detecting substances impact testing routines.  The list of drugs that are tested for should be reviewed and updated regularly to ensure it is current. 

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