ODILIACLARK TRANING & EDUCATION

Independent Training
and Education

OdiliaClark offers a wide range of drug and alcohol training options to suit your business. Our training courses can offer general advice about drug and alcohol testing or we can create bespoke courses to fit your requirements.

OdiliaClark offers a wide range of drug and alcohol training options to suit your business. Our training courses can offer general advice about drug and alcohol testing or we can create bespoke courses to fit your requirements.

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Training Courses
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Our courses can be tailored to suit your requirements and can be held for between 1-8 delegates either at our flagship Derby office or at a location of your choice. We are members of DATIA and EWDTS and regularly update our courses in line with current legislation and industry standards and ensure we are using the latest Dräger testing equipment.

Why Choose OdiliaClark

Drug and Alcohol testing in the workplace

Drug and Alcohol testing in the workplace - Full Day

Our training and education days cover - Background to drug and alcohol testing, a comprehensive explanation of the testing process and testing technologies, Practical demonstrations, Testing Process paperwork, Confirmatory sample (Chain of Custody) collection, Operation of all testing equipment.

Alcohol testing in the workplace – Half Day

Background to alcohol testing, Explanation of the testing process and testing technologies, Practical demonstrations using Home Office approved breathalysers, Testing Process paperwork, Operation of all testing equipment

Drug testing in the workplace – Half Day

- Background to drug testing
- Explanation of the testing process and testing technologies
- Practical demonstrations
- Testing Process paperwork
- Confirmatory sample (Chain of Custody) collection
- Operation of all testing equipment

Train the Trainer Course – Two Days

Background to drug and alcohol testing and testing societies, Explanation of the testing process and testing technologies, Practical demonstrations, Testing Process paperwork, Confirmatory sample (Chain of Custody) collection, Operation of all testing equipment including real-life testing scenarios, Device Management, Calibration of testing equipment

On-site Training

Our knowledgeable trainers can deliver one of our training courses about workplace drug and alcohol testing and product training. Alternatively, we can offer a bespoke training package to suit your business needs.

Contact us for more details.

Refresher Courses

These courses are only available to those who have successfully completed a previous training course with OdiliaClark.

You must have been regularly carrying out drugs and alcohol testing to book on to a refresher course. If you have not carried out many drugs or alcohol tests in the last 12 months, we advise you to book a full course rather than a refresher course.

Our refresher course are 2-4 hours in length and will re-certify you to carry out drugs and/or alcohol testing in the workplace for 12 months.

Workforce Roadshows

Workforce roadshows are designed to inform and refresh staff about a companies Drugs and Alcohol testing policy. It will take the work force through the process of testing, what it means for them and answer commonly asked questions.

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Our happy clients...

I'd like to thank OdiliaClark for the support of the recent weeks with the provision of advice, training and enabling Gemini Rail Group to introduce a robust self-sufficient solution into Drugs and Alcohol testing. The education class enabled the team to flawlessly execute our winter schedule of random testing.

Rob Mackay | Gemini Rail Group

We had an issue with some of our apprentices as they were coming in to work. We worked with OdiliaClark to develop the policy and company approach towards drugs and alcohol management, we then informed the staff of the new working requirements and held an amnesty period during which the OdiliaClark team rolled out education across the business. We then agreed a testing schedule which was has been smoothly executed. A very positive experience.

Health and Safety Manager | Engineering Sector, Manufacturing

The sector knowledge and experience of the team at OdiliaClark enables them to identify the right solutions for our operating profile. We have the right solutions in place and a high level of confidence in the testing and results.

John | Business Jet COO

These systems provide us with results which tell us a person is fit for work and able to work safely at the time of testing. Which ultimately means less lost in terms of productivity and minimises the disruption which can be experienced with urine testing

Pam | Construction, Civil Structures

Frequently asked questions…

We understand you may have questions, please read our FAQ below, For any further requests or support send us your questions to info@odiliaclark.com and one of our team will be in touch.

You can chat to us using the live chat below or email info@odiliaclark.com with any questions.

Testing programmes vary from one business to another. We can offer fully outsourced drugs and alcohol testing programmes or we can train your staff to carry out drugs and alcohol testing inhouse. Annual refresher training is required for all inhouse testers.
Yes, we work in a variety of industries throughout the UK, Europe and further afield.  We are always open to brining a new location on line.  Contact us with any questions.

A list of all personnel on site on the day of testing will be generated prior to the Testing Associate arriving on site. This list will be provided to the Testing Associate from the Testing Agency who will randomly select the appropriate number of individuals.

Yes, they will be asked by the Testing Associate if they agree to be tested. The Donor must provide written consent. The employee should be made aware that a refusal to be tested will be regarded as an unreasonable response and treated as a positive test result which may lead to disciplinary action up to and including dismissal.

There is robust statistical evidence to suggest that workers attend work under the influence of alcohol and drugs. Helicentre Aviation is committed to maintaining a safe working environment for all. Unannounced random drugs and alcohol testing is one of many ways to meet this objective.

Most medications are safe to take but any medication either prescribed or over the counter medication has the potential to cause side effects which could affect yours and others safety in the workplace.  You should advise your GP/Pharmacist of your job role and/or operating plant and equipment or operating in a potentially dangerous environment.  The GP/Pharmacist can then decide whether it is appropriate for you to work normally or recommend alternative arrangements.  If you are experiencing side effects such as drowsiness, fatigue or adverse effects to your balance and you work in a safety-critical role or drive for business you should let your line manager know. They may take advice from Occupational Health to ensure it is safe for you to continue to undertake your current duties or find out if a temporary amendment to duties is required.

Yes. Any support will be conditional upon you accepting professional help and adhering to an agreed support programme. Recovering from a substance abuse issue can be a lifelong journey and you should have no problem with being tested regularly. Attending work whilst under the influence of either drugs or alcohol is not acceptable and will be considered as gross misconduct and may lead to disciplinary action up to and including dismissal.

Yes. Alcohol can stay in your system for a significant period. Alcohol metabolises at different rates and is dependent upon various factors including an individual’s build, health and any other medications they may be taking. It is your responsibility to report for work unimpaired by alcohol or drugs or their effects.

Many factors determine how long drugs remain present in the body. Some drugs, including cannabis, can be detected weeks after consumption and therefore unannounced, random screening may lead to a positive result.  It should be noted that many recreational drugs are illegal and there is a significant risk of prosecution if such substances are consumed whilst at work.

Yes. You will be asked about any medications you are taking if the test leads to a non-negative result. All non-negative results will require further laboratory analysis. The Testing Associate will ensure that all information about your medication is noted with the sample. Taking more than the prescribed amount can affect performance and may be regarded as misuse or abuse.

If you take the medication responsibly, and have discussed it with your line manager if in any doubt, then a non-negative test should not be a concern for those medications. Modern testing equipment can detect low levels of drugs, and the laboratory process is part of separating out what is acceptable intake of medication and what is not.

This depends on whether your role or activities are classified as safety critical. The decision process can be found in Appendix D.

In these circumstances, it will be regarded as gross misconduct and you will be suspended from duty immediately and liable to disciplinary action up to and including dismissal.

A process known as ‘chain of custody’ applies. This ensures that two samples (Sample A and Sample B) are clearly labelled and sealed in tamper-proof tubes and envelopes in front of the Donor. It provides an audit trail for the sample sent for analysis to safeguard its identity and integrity from collection through to reporting of the test results. The process is auditable to ensure compliance and that a defensible report is produced. Sample A will be tested to verify positive/negative result from the on-site testing. The laboratory will hold your sample B for up to four months in case of dispute or if you wish to organise an independent analysis of your sample at your own cost.

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