Drug & Alcohol Testing for Shipping & Maritime Industry
From its inception in 2013, Drug & Alcohol Testing Services Ltd has been providing a specialist screening service for the shipping and maritime industry across the United Kingdom (inc. Scotland & wales) and throughout the European Union. Those services aboard vessels have included organisations engaged in the Oil & Gas (OGUK) and Renewable Energy (offshore wind) sectors and have often required screening as part of their pre-mobilisation process and to promote / enforce a safe system of working. DATS has developed a robust yet flexible approach to screening, recognising as it does, the fast moving and often evolving nature of personnel making their way to the vessel from different parts of the country and oversees.
DATS is highly experienced in working aboard vessels and often advises its clients in a seamless end to end process, ensuring that any reporting procedures are carefully managed. More generally, DATS has delivered Management & Leadership Training to a number of these organisations and continues to do so in circumstances where organisations wish to increase and harmonise the degree of understanding / awareness and key decision making in circumstances where substance and / or alcohol misuse is a precipitating factor. DATS believes the overarching strategy must be to adopt and maintain an open, fair and transparent level of service and one which is readily understood by those affected. DATS welcomes contact by any organisation engaged in the provision of these services or those closely connected via the supply chain for an informal discussion.