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Alcohol in the Workplace

Lost productivity due to alcohol costs the UK economy over £7 billion annually, with up to 5% of all work absence caused by alcohol consumption.

Under the Health & Safety at Work Act, employers have a legal duty to protect employees’ health, safety and welfare.

Developing a policy and implementing the use of alcohol testers will help establish an alcohol-free environment, helping reduce absenteeism and accidents where alcohol is the contributory factor.

Read our safety protocol for alcohol and drug testing during COVID-19

Breathalyzer test at work
Breathalyzer, Breathalyser, Alcosaber, morning after

We offer a wide range of professional testing devices; from our low-cost instant screener – the AlcoSaber, our EN-Approved EON (one of the best value professional systems available) through to our Worldwide Approved Dräger evidential testing systems as used by UK Police, you can be sure we have an alcohol testing solution to suit your budget.

Every person metabolises alcohol differently – and tolerance should not be confused with sobriety.

With approximately 5,500 people failing a breath test in the morning each year, why WOULDN’T you have an accurate and reliable way of ensuring you are back down to zero?

Our personal breathalyzer range offers solutions at all price points – and we can talk you through how they work and what to expect if you have any questions.

The AlcoDigital NEO is our latest favourite – offering fuel cell accuracy with a smart-phone app to monitor your alcohol readings.  Results with GPS location and photo proof of test result can be transmitted in seconds – offering peace of mind for many a parent…

But don’t just take our word for it – the Daily Mail article below shows exactly WHY you should consider using a breathalyzer.

Why do I need a Breathalyzer?

Taken from a Daily Mail article, this table compares five different women’s reaction to alcohol over time.

They were tested with the AlcoDigital Platinum Breathalyzer….

5ft 9in, 10st 8lb, size 12, BMI 22.
Alcohol per week: 12 units
5ft 3in, 10st 9lb, size 14, BMI 26.
Alcohol per week: 25 units
5ft 1in, 7st 10lb, size 8, BMI 20.
Alcohol per week: 23 units
5ft 6in, 10st 4lb, size 10, BMI 23.2.
Alcohol per week: Usually none
5ft 2in, 12st 7lb, size 16, BMI 31.
Alcohol per week: 16 units
The Results:   All women drank the same ½ bottle (350ml) of 12.5% Chardonnay.   (Readings are shown in µg after 30 minutes & 1 hour; English/Welsh limit is 35; Scottish limit is 22)

Reading after 30 min:
70   (highest)

Reading after 30 min:
Reading after 30 min:
31   (lowest)
Reading after 30 min:
Reading after 30 min:
Reading after 60 min:
Reading after 60 min:
44   (highest)
Reading after 60 min:
Reading after 60 min:

Reading after 60 min:
29 (lowest)

“I’m amazed at what an extreme reaction I had to drinking just a glass or two of wine.I was twice the limit in both cases! This has been an absolute eye-opener.” “My readings confirmed the unpredictable way that drinking affects me.I was fine after one large glass but seriously tipsy when I had two smaller ones.” “I’m astonished at my body’s capacity to deal with alcohol, especially when I look at the results of the other women, who are bigger than me. It’s been a real wake-up call.” “I can’t believe how high my reading was after just a couple of glasses of wine.  I exercise a lot and stay in shape, so I thought my body would be healthy enough to cope. Clearly not.” “I’m really surprised that I was over the limit after two glasses. I didn’t feel any effect at all.’It has reinforced in my mind to never touch a drop if I’m going to use the car. “
It doesn’t matter how big or small you are, or how much you usually drink. Everyone’s liver and metabolism is different and the only way to find out if you are fit to drive“The Morning After” is with an accurate, reliable Digital Breathalyzer.The AlcoDigital range starts from as little as £39.95; the AlcoDigital Platinum (used in this test) sells for £179.95.

For the full article, click here