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Did you know August is National Road Victim Month?

Did you know August is National Road Victim Month?

Today, 1st August 2023 marks the start of National Road Victim Month. Unfortunately, statistics in recent years seem to show drug driving offences to be increasing in prevalence, suggesting we have a long way to go to prevent fatal and serious incidents from reoccurring.

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Drug Driving is now more prevalent than Drink Driving!

Drug Driving is now more prevalent than Drink Driving!

Following Operation Limit, a nationwide crackdown on drink and drug driving which saw all 43 UK police forces increase efforts to catch drink and drug drivers from November to January, NPCC has published a report which states that ‘drug driving is now more prevalent than drink driving’.

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Updated Network Rail Drug and Alcohol Screening Standard

Updated Network Rail Drug and Alcohol Screening Standard

Whilst this updated regulation only directly applies to the Rail Industry, it can be argued that every PSV, HGV, coach, van, plant, machinery and company car driver, are ‘safety critical’ and therefore, organisations should look to implement a similar standard as a minimum.

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Christmas Party Season: Who is responsible for employee safety?

Christmas Party Season: Who is responsible for employee safety?

It’s that time of year again – The Office Christmas Party. Unfortunately, intoxication at the office Christmas Party has become so normalised it is now a stereotype.

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‘Protecting the public from repeat drug-driving offenders’

‘Protecting the public from repeat drug-driving offenders’

D.tec International welcomes call for evidence – ‘Protecting the public from repeat drug-driving offenders’ but suggests that it will only address a small proportion of the problem.

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Drug Driving: A catastrophic crime on the rise

Drug Driving: A catastrophic crime on the rise

It took several decades for society to accept that drink driving is a significant problem and, even today, this careless and selfish act continues to kill or seriously injure innocent victims. Now, there is a new rapidly growing problem on our roads – drug driving.

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Company Director and Project Manager receive custodial sentences

Company Director and Project Manager receive custodial sentences

As an employer you are liable for the protection of your employees at work but by ensuring their safety it also keeps you as managers safe from prosecution and preserves the reputation of your company.

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Road Safety Week 2020 - No Need to Speed

Road Safety Week 2020 - No Need to Speed

Road Safety Week is the UK's biggest road safety event, the theme this year is ‘No Need to Speed’ but how does this relate to drink- and drug-driving?

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Opiate Medication Addiction within the UK

Opiate Medication Addiction within the UK

10% of the UK population are taking pain killers and the majority of these are opiates but what affect could this have on your business?

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DrugWipe

DrugWipe

DrugWipe is as easy to use as a ‘pregnancy test’ making it the ideal drug screening tool for use by the police and workplace testing. Find out more about DrugWipe and how it can help your business here.

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The Rise of Drug and Alcohol Testing

The Rise of Drug and Alcohol Testing

The UK’s growing drugs culture has resulted in a rapid increase in workplace drug and alcohol testing by businesses in the UK.

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Drink Driving Casualties At A 4-Year High

Drink Driving Casualties At A 4-Year High

The latest government report shows a worrying increase in drink driving.

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Drug Testing in the Workplace

Drug Testing in the Workplace

This month every police officer in England and Wales will be focussed on making the roads safer, as the Department for Transport launches it’s THINK Drug Driving Campaign. Our products and training will allow you to Educate your staff, detect and deter any employees that may have an issue with drugs, and show that you are committed to ensuring that your company, employees and members of the public are as safe as possible.

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