Answers Investigation
Corporate Investigation

Drug & Alcohol Misuse

Drug Abuse & Alcohol Misuse in the workplace

Employers have a right to know whether drugs are being consumed on their premises as this can affect the productivity, attitude, health and safety and well being of the user and other colleagues around them

Answers Investigation provide service that allows employers to covertly establish whether drugs are being used at the workplace

  • Using reliable equipment Answers operatives attend the workplace and test areas of concern where drugs may have been consumed. This can be done out of office hours if necessary, allowing the employer to remain covert. The results of the tests are almost instant and can be a valuable tool for further Investigation
  • Evidence of such use is recorded and documented in a forensic manner and advice given as to how the user may be identified or approached
  • Providing the area of suspected use is not an area where nudity or embarrassment is likely (toilets, changing rooms, etc) then covert camera equipment may be supplied and installed to gather evidence in support of the claim
  • Suspect substances that may be discovered can be analysed for identification
  • If drug related paraphernalia is found, these items can be collected and analysed for Fingerprint evidence to identify the owner. This service is also performed In-house by Answers Investigation
  • Although other drug screening services are available for employers and workplaces there is a strong argument that such tests infringe on the employees rights to lead a separate social life away from work. Drug screening alone cannot reliably distinguish between the abuse of substances within the workplace or during the employee's leisure time. Many drugs stay in the system for days or even months. It is possible that substance abuse within leisure time does not have an adverse affect on the performance of staff during working hours

    Clients who use Answers Investigation to establish the presence of drugs in the workplace avoid the issues of involving the authorities thus allowing a fair explanation from suspected members of staff. If staff do have drug problems it is often more of a health and welfare issue as well as a disciplinary matter. Answers Investigation support employers by the use of Fingerprinting and Computer Forensics - both provided in-house

    Employees & HR

    Employees & HR

    Employment Legislation is a minefield. Even with a secure case, it is not often an employer will win a tribunal. Unique help with employee issues & problems

    Absenteeism

    Absenteeism

    Most absenteeism is genuine, however unwarranted long weekends and staff pulling "sickies" threaten a companies ability to cover the cost of unlawful or false absence

    Employment Tribunal

    Employment Tribunal

    We have assisted many companies in defence of claims made against them, rooting out and providing evidence of fraudulent statements and misrepresentation.

    Surveillance

    Surveillance

    Surveillance for corporate reasons may involve discreet observation of an employee, for reasons of absenteeism or pending tribunal - or to minimise and contain damage to our client

    Private Investigation

    Fingerprinting

    We take fingerprints for Regulatory Compliance, CFTC, NFA, Visas and other ID. Fingerprint operatives visit your business premises to record and evidence fingerprints

    Computer Investigation

    Computer Investigation

    We are one of the few detective agencies who retain Computer Forensics in-house (rather than externally) - a significant advantage in having integrating all aspects of evidence gathering

    Tracing People

    Tracing People

    Tracing, locating and identifying individuals for business reasons - debtors, business directors, gone-away employees, insolvency and many other reasons

    Moonlighting in ther jobs

    Moonlighting

    You may think your employees work for you, but it is often the case that your money is paying for someone's time elsewhere. This may be when they are "sick", or when you think they are fully employed

    Compensation Claims

    Compensation

    The UK has a Compensation Culture, especially in business. We have assisted many companies in defence of claims against them, providing evidence of fraudulent accident and loss of business claims

    Croydon Business awards

    Croydon Business Awards

    We are Finalists in the Croydon Business awards for Tech Innovation for our intiatives in developing Fingerprinting as an integral part of Investigation

    FSB Business Awards Winner

    FSB Business Awards

    Winners of the FSB Awards for Business Innovation for professionalism in integrating fingerprinting forensics to our raft of services

    Eagle Radio Biz Award Winner

    Eagle Business Awards

    Winner of Eagle Radio's 'Young Person in Business Award', recognising the contribution made to a business by a young person under 25

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