STANDARDS OF SERVICE DELIVERY
ISO 9001 certified with the British Assessment Bureau for its 'Chain of Custody' procedures and administration [certificate number 197714], DATS provides all forms of drug & alcohol testing for personnel working on or near nuclear power stations. Following a rigorous process of examination, DATS is also Link-up Approved [certificate number 134 787] to conduct drug & alcohol testing for Network Rail personnel and as such is authorised to upload laboratory results onto the 'Sentinel' Rail portal following the completion of a test. Details of DATS authorisation can be found on the Achilles Buyers Register. These high standards of service delivery coupled with expert laboratories, evinces our absolute and unequivocal dedication to ensuring that both the candidate and employer can expect the highest standards of service delivery. DATS is registered with the Information Commissioners Office as a Data Protection Registrar [certificate number ZA024824] and all data is consequently processed in a safe, proportionate and legitimate way.
Our laboratories meet all national guidelines are both nationally and internationally accredited to UKAS ISO 17025 for the laboratory and testing of each substance. In the cases where the candidates test results are negative, the laboratory will issue a report  identifying the substances and alcohol subject to testing  the tolerance or cut off levels and  that the findings are indeed negative. Candidates require a negative report in order to proceed on to a site.
WHAT WE TEST FOR
At present the screening requirements for working on or near nuclear power stations falls under:
- Cannabis at 50ng/ml
- Alcohol in Urine 107mg/100ml
STATUTORY UNDERPINNING / DRUG & ALCOHOL TESTING FOR NUCLEAR PERSONNEL
Key regulations include:
- Misuse of Drugs Act 1971
- Health & Safety at Work Act 1974
- Road Traffic Act 1988
- Transport & Works Act 1992
- Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999
FOR CAUSE DRUG & ACOHOL TESTING ON NUCLEAR POWER STATION PERSONNEL
DATS is certified to ISO 9001 standards for the purposes of carrying out 'For Cause' Drug & Alcohol Testing on nuclear power station personnel. For Cause testing may arise  in the event of a notifiable incident  an accident and / or  where a credible allegation of substance / alcohol misuse is received regarding an employee.
In the event that DATS are required to attend a site to conduct For Cause testing, the candidate will be expected to provide a sample of breath for screening and a sample of urine under strict chain of custody procedures. Both processes will be preceded by a series of predetermined instructions and will require the candidates express consent.