Drug and alcohol and competency training

Alcohol and Drug Awareness and Competency Training

Supporting you to develop and effectively implement a robust Alcohol and Drug Policy with our CPD accredited training

Alcohol and Drug testing and support services work most effectively when they form part of a more comprehensive alcohol and drug policy. Ensuring that both your employees and management teams are aware of your policy, why it has been introduced and how it will be used is crucial to support its positive implementation.

That’s why we also offer support with planning and delivering structured training programmes to help you embed your policy effectively at every level of your organisation.

All of our training is CPD accredited, providing our training with a qualitative benchmark that not only reflects but also sets the highest standards.

Here are the details for Hampton Knight’s alcohol and drug awareness and competency training services:

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Awareness Training

We offer support with planning and delivering structured training programmes to help you embed your policy effectively at every level of your organisation. Our training is targeted at two main groups:

Management
The aim of this training is to equip your managers and supervisors with the necessary knowledge and tools they need to be able to confidently and sensitively manage any issues surrounding alcohol and drug misuse that may arise, using the appropriate procedures and documentation. It focuses on educating managers about:

  • The different types of drugs, their effects and the risks that alcohol and drug misuse pose in the workplace
  • How to spot the signs and symptoms of substance misuse
  • How to deal with an incident relating to alcohol and drugs, including interview techniques
  • The types of testing procedures available and the counselling and rehabilitation services we offer

Employees and Workers
This training focuses on raising awareness of your specific policy and the testing procedures to be used, and addressing any queries, questions or concerns your employees may have. It also aims to inform them about:

  • The different types of drugs, their effects and the risks that alcohol and drug misuse pose in the workplace
  • Their responsibilities for reporting any medications they are taking that ,ay impair their performance at work
  • What to do if they suspect a colleague is not in a fit state to carry out their work properly, efficiently, or safely due to alcohol or substance misuse
  • How they can access support if they are struggling with an alcohol or drug dependency themselves

Competency Training

Hampton Knight can provide you with everything you need to conduct legally defensible testing in-house.

Our rigorous competency training equips your management teams with everything they need to be able to conduct alcohol and drug testing accurately and effectively in-house.

During the training, managers and supervisors will:

  • Be shown how to conduct alcohol, urine and oral fluid testing in line with UK and European Workplace guidelines for legal defensibility
  • Learn about the specific documentation to use and the correct procedures to follow before, during and after testing (including Chain of Custody protocols)
  • Be trained to an appropriate level of competency and provided with relevant certification

Alongside this training, we can also provide you with all required testing kits and documentation:

  • The testing products we supply are the same as the ones used by our own collection technicians and are fullyvalidated and approved
  • The on-site breath alcolmeters we supply for alcohol testing are similar to the Home Office-approved instrumentsused by the police
  • Our urine and oral fluid testing products can be used on-site but we can also provide Chain-of-Custody packs sothat samples can be sent straight to our UKAS accredited laboratory for analysis

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