WHAT IS 'FOR CAUSE' DRUG & ALCOHOL TESTING?
The term 'for cause' is derived from circumstances where there are reasonable grounds to suspect  that an employee or contractor is unfit through drugs or alcohol  following accidents or serious incidents  where a credible report or 'tip off' relating to a group of workers or a specific location has been disclosed and / or  where there is evidence of drugs and / or alcohol consumption found on a work site.
NETWORK RAIL 'FOR CAUSE' DRUG & ALCOHOL TESTING IN THE NORTH OF ENGLAND
North East based DATS is Network Rail 'authorised and endorsed' to carry out 'for cause' drug & alcohol testing on Network Rail personnel, particularly on those where PTS [personal track safety] competency is required as a pre-requisite as defined in NR/L2/CTM/021 and GE/RT8000. Approved to standard NR/L2/OHS/00119, DATS has the processes in place to test any relevant person whose behaviour gives reasonable apprehension to suspect that they are unfit for work due to the effects of controlled or illegal substances.
OUR STANDARDS OF SERVICE DELIVERY
ISO 9001 certified for our quality management systems [certificate no. 197714] and Link-up approved with the Achilles Suppliers Community [certificate no. 134787], DATS provides For Cause Drug & Alcohol testing for and on behalf of the Oil & Gas industry / Engineering Companies / Chemical Plants / Highways / Rail Track / Oil & Gas / Sea / Port Authorities to name a few. DATS is also registered with the Information Commissioners Office and its details can be found on the ICO's public register [certificate no. ZA024824] illustrating as it does, that DATS handles and stores data in a safe and legally compliant way.