Key Facts

Screening Duration: 20-30 Minutes   
Venue: West Ham, London  
Valid for: N/A

Includes

Full NR Drugs & Alcohol Screening with Sentinel Upload

Resources

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Courses Schedule

Course Duration Commencing Date Course Dates Slots Places Fee Action
NR Point of Contact Drugs and Alcohol Screening (POCT) Venue: West Ham E15 3NW 30 Min 22 May 2024 Wednesday: 22 May 2024 - £66.00 Book Now

In order to complete any training or work on the railway, you must first be deemed fit to work (Network Rail Standard NR/L2/OHS/00124 Competence Specific Fitness Medical Requirements). Drugs and alcohol affect people's ability to work safely, which can be a major risk on the railway. Implementing drugs and alcohol screening allows organisations to control the risk of employees being unfit through drugs and/or alcohol whilst at work.

What to bring on the day

  • Photo ID - Current Passport/Driving Licence
  • Sentinel Card (If applicable)

The Drugs and Alcohol Screening

A Network Rail Drugs & Alcohol Screening will need to be completed prior to being enrolled onto any of our safety critical railway courses. The screening will provide you with the required pre-requisites to commence training and work on the railway. The results of the Drugs & Alcohol Screening will be uploaded onto you Sentinel profile.

For the screening, you will need to provide a urine sample for analysis. This sample will then be analysed and results will be provided instantly. If you take medication on a regular basis, please ensure you note the full name of the medication(s) for consideration when analysing the sample.

The Point of Contact Test samples traces of:
  • Amphetamines (incl. Methamphetamines)
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Cannabis
  • Cocaine
  • MDMA
  • EDDP (Methadone metabolite)
  • Opiates
  • Propoxyphene
Results are instant, however could take longer if there are any contraindications. Positive samples will lead to a 5-year suspension, notified on your Sentinel profile. You will not be allowed to perform any duties on the railway infrastructure during this time period. Alcohol will be assessed using an intoximeter (breath test), and results are immediate. If you fail or refuse to provide a urine and/or breath sample, this will be treated as a positive and will be recorded on the Sentinel, if applicable.

Results for the Drugs and Alcohol will be uploaded onto your Sentinel card/profile within 48 hours of the event. Should there be any complication in uploading the result, we will endeavour to resolve the matter within 7 working days. Positive samples will lead to a 5-year suspension, notified on your Sentinel profile.

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