ISO 9001 certified for its quality management systems and Link-up approved to carry out random drug & alcohol testing for Network Rail personnel, DATS provides a specialist screening service on a randomised basis. DATS undertakes random drug testing for wide ranging organisations and provides immediate PoCT testing by means of analysis of urine or saliva and / or under strict Chain of Custody protocols [where the sample is sent to the laboratory for a more detailed qualitative and quantative analysis]. In either case DATS ensures that rigorous and well established procedures are always followed.
Random testing is an important element of ensuring a safe and proper system of working but must be limited to:
- Testing employees that need to be tested
- Ensuring that testing is 'random'
- Not singling out employees for testing unless this is justified for one of a number of reasons