Drug & Alcohol Testing Policy

 

  1. General principle

 

Fast UK Parcel continually strives to conduct our business activities in a way that will achieve the highest possible standard of health and safety for our employees, contractors, clients and members of the public. As the core of our business is based around road-based transport, we recognize that we can contribute to a safe, healthy and productive work environment by adopting a zero-tolerance policy on the use of alcohol & illegal drugs in the workplace, preventing drug and alcohol problems, by raising awareness, by identifying problems at the earliest stage and by offering support to those who have a problem.

Our policy is designed to ensure that no persons under the influence of illegal drugs or alcohol supply or render services to Fast Parcel or operate a vehicle on behalf of Fast Parcel.

 

2. Who is covered by this policy?

This policy applies to all of our employees and subcontractors (including agency and self-employed), consultants and employees of other organisations when working on our sites and premises or the sites and premises of our clients on our behalf.

 

3. Employee/Contractor On-Boarding Screening

Before any individual may supply or render any services to Fast Parcel in any context, either as an employee, subcontractor or personnel of a subcontractor, a Drug & Alcohol screening test must be performed and a negative sample provided.

 

4. Random Screening

Whilst contracting to or under the employ of Fast Parcel, there shall be a continued requirement for each individual to agree to undertake random drug & alcohol screening tests to verify compliance with this policy when requested by either a representative of Fast Parcel or a representative of our client at whose premises the services are being rendered or supplied.

 

5. Testing process

All screening tests undertaken by any individual in line with this policy shall be conducted at the expense of Fast Parcel by a suitably qualified & authorized independent Toxicologist on behalf of the third party appointed by either Fast Parcel or a client of Fast Parcel to conduct such screening tests.

All screening tests shall be available to the donor once they are made available to Fast Parcel.

 

6. Right to appeal

The donor shall have the right to appeal the situation wherein that the onsite testing equipment may be defective; samples will then be sent to an approved Laboratory. Further costs/penalties may be incurred subject to the result.