Category: Drug Testing

Metal detectorists spiked with space cakes

An act of ‘random lunacy’ put a group of Metal detectorists at serious risk. They were taken to hospital after unknowingly eating cakes apparently spiked with cannabis. In total, thirteen men and women fell ill after eating the cakes. Read more

Crystal Health Group ISO Audit Pass

External audits passed again

We are delighted to announce that the company has attained three ISO standard certifications for another year.

This means that Crystal Health Group maintains the highest standards in Quality (ISO9001), Information Security (ISO27001) and the Environment (ISO14001).

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Pre-Employment Drug Testing

Pre-employment Drug Testing

Pre-employment drug testing is an important part of the recruitment process. In particular, for safety critical and ‘business critical’ jobs.

The most popular drug test for this is urine testing. Both the instant ‘point of care’ screen or the lab drug test. Also, for more senior positions, clients prefer hair drug testing. This is because hair drug testing has a much longer detection window for drugs than urine. Read more

Managing workplace drug testing

Oral Fluid Drug Testing – A fairer test for the workplace?

Many of our commercial drug testing clients are opting for the Lab Oral Fluid Drug Test. They see it as a fairer method for drug testing in the workplace. This is partly due to the relative short drug detection window of up to 48 hours (average use). Also, they regard the test as less invasive than say urine and hair drug testing. Read more

Drug and Alcohol policy

Do you need a Drug and Alcohol Policy?

Employers may have to tackle problems relating to drug and alcohol misuse among employees at some time. It is estimated that problems caused by misuse cost UK industry £800 million per year. Problems caused by misuse disrupt business continuity and can cause financial instability. Also, there may be more severe consequences to employee’s health, safety and welfare. Read more

Pre-Employment Drug Testing

Pre-Employment Drug Testing

A lot of our business clients drug and alcohol test prospective employees. This is an integral part of their drug and alcohol policy and recruitment process. It conveys two important messages. Read more

Introducing drug testing in your workplace for 2019

Drug related incidents are on the rise in the workplace. It impacts the safety and welfare of your employees, visitors and customers. Productivity, quality and staff morale can also be adversely affected. So it can be a big issue to deal with for your business. Read more

Do you think doping occurs in UK Athletics?

Doping in sport is in the headlines again. Crystal Health polled 170 people and asked ‘Do you think doping still occurs in UK Athletics?’ Read more

Should Workplace Drug Testing be Mandatory?

Our most recent poll attracted 410 votes and asked the question, ‘should drug testing in the workplace be mandatory?’

The results of the poll were as follows: Read more

Illegal drugs tested at an arts and music festival

In a first for the UK, visitors to the Secret Garden Party, an arts and music festival held annually at Huntingdon in Cambridgeshire, were given the chance to have their illegal drugs tested to determine their content before they took them.

Around 200 people used the testing facility, which had the blessing of the local police and council.

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Alcohol testing is still important in the workplace

Although trends these days show that employees are more likely to have recreational drugs in their system than alcohol, testing …

Metal detectorists spiked with space cakes

An act of ‘random lunacy’ put a group of Metal detectorists at serious risk. They were taken to hospital after …

Crystal Health Group ISO Audit Pass

External audits passed again

We are delighted to announce that the company has attained three ISO standard certifications for another year. This means …