AlphaBiolabs is on track for a record month for its workplace drug and alcohol testing business as UK employers order more random checks on their staff during the festive season.
The Warrington-based company has seen bookings for December rise 34 per cent compared with the same month last year, which was its busiest ever.
Director Rachel Davenport said existing clients have accounted for most of the increase as they step up testing as a deterrent to their workforce.
She said AlphaBiolabs, which also carries out DNA testing for The Jeremy Kyle Show, has also seen a 60 per cent rise in new customers.
Rachel said workers in safety-critical roles, such as those operating heavy machinery, are most likely to benefit from random testing programmes.
“We support industries such as aviation, construction, logistics and manufacturing, where an employee under the influence could cause significant harm to themselves, their colleagues, the public and the business itself,” she said.
AlphaBiolabs has developed state-of-the-art techniques at its laboratory to provide an accurate historical record of drug or alcohol abuse. Hair strands, oral fluids, urine and fingernails can all be tested, with same-day results available.