Did You Know…
Drug abuse accounted for 8.2% of fitness to work offshore assessment failures in 2019
There were also 15% more medicals conducted in 2019 than the previous year, with an average failure rate of 1 percent
Any failure in fitness to work offshore presents great risk in maintaining safe operations and highlights the importance of implementing preventative measures. These statistics demonstrate that substance abuse testing plays a crucial role in risk prevention across operations within the oil and gas industry.
Why Implement a Drug & Alcohol Policy?
With a combination of heavy machinery, flammable chemicals and high-pressure processes, the oil and gas industry has the potential to be one of the most hazardous workplace environments.
Implementing a Drug & Alcohol Policy can help to eliminate or reduce accidental risk by personnel within a hazardous workplace environment and allow organisations to maintain integrity of safety standards.
Implementing a Drug & Alcohol Policy and testing programme can:
- Act as a preventative measure to drug and alcohol misuse
- Help your organisation to reduce risks
- Support the health, safety and welfare of employees
- Increase corporate responsibility
Why SYNLAB Laboratory Services?
At SYNLAB Laboratory Services, we understand the importance of protecting your personnel and business. For over 30 years’ we’ve helped customers to identify, deter and rule out drug and alcohol misuse in the workplace.
If you would like to arrange an appointment with one of our team to discuss a Drug & Alcohol Policy, you can call us on 01873 856688 or email [email protected]