Vantec Europe introduces Intelligent Fingerprinting drug tests

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Logistics provider Vantec Europe is rolling out Intelligent Fingerprinting’s solution after deciding to take its drug-testing regime in-house.

The company, based in Tyne and Wear, works to support adherence to its health and safety drug usage policy and is committed to promoting safety for its employees, colleagues and customers.

Previously, if an accident occurred Vantec Europe used an external provider to carry our post-incident drug tests to check if employees involved were under the influence of illicit drugs.

It wanted to introduce a broader programme across its logistics and warehousing operations to include new starters and random testing, and found the Intelligent Fingerprinting solution offered a more efficient way of supporting its health and safety objectives.

Diane Elgar, HR general manager at Vantec Europe, said: “As part of our ongoing commitment to employee safety and well-being, we were keen to show our workforce that we have broadened the use of drug testing across the business in support of our existing drug usage policy.

“It was clear that we needed to bring the entire drug testing process in-house.

“We believe we now have a flexible and effective method of delivering a test whenever we need to.”

The Intelligent Fingerprinting drug testing system features a small, tamper-evident drug screening cartridge on to which 10 fingerprint sweat samples are collected in a process which takes less than a minute.

A portable analysis unit then reads the cartridge and provides a positive or negative result on-screen for all drugs in the test in 10 minutes.

Paul Yates, of Intelligent Fingerprinting, said he had seen an increased interest in fingerprint-based drug testing from organisations with a larger number of employees.

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