Drug & Alcohol Testing and Medical

Course Type: Class

Duration: 40 minutes

Cost : £140


Pre-employment D&A and Medical screenings are available to any employer within the UK, with a team of fully qualified and professional staff led by our in-house Occupational Health Nurse. We can also provide this service to the Network Rail Standard, where the alcohol limits set by the Railway Group Standard differ from those set by the Government.

The rail sector in particular has a zero-tolerance approach to working under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and so all personnel employed to work on the Network Rail Infrastructure are subject to a Drugs and Alcohol Screening before gaining a primary sponsor, as well as random tests throughout their employment. Working in an environment that prioritises safety, means it is essential that the highest standards are carried out by all staff working near the running line, supporting the lifesaving rule ‘Never work or drive while under the influence of drugs or alcohol’.

Our Medical Screenings decipher whether individuals are fit to work, ensuring they are not subject to increased risk of harm to themselves or their colleagues, due to any foreseeable underlying medical condition. These medical examinations include a general health questionnaire, audiometry, vision testing and a physical assessment to determine the mobility, balance and co-ordination.


After completing a Drugs and Alcohol screening by our nurse, candidate results will be sent off to a lab for further testing. Candidates can expect to receive their results between 2-4 working days after the test. Once we receive the results, they will be uploaded by our nurse.

Upon completion of a Medical Review, our nurse will be able to inform the candidate on whether they have passed or not. If not our nurse will be able to guide the individual on what area they may be having issues with and what they can do to resolve it.

Successful candidates results will be uploaded onto Sentinel by our nurse.


Upon successful completion, your new competency will be uploaded to Sentinel by our nurse. Sentinel smart cards are ordered directly from Sentinel at www.railsentinel.co.uk (at your own cost).

Drug and Alcohol Testing and Medical Course - INFRA Skills - Rail Safety-Critical Training & Assessments

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