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Network Rail DA Take It From Me


Network Rail has a zero tolerance approach to individuals attending work whilst under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. Employees may be subjected to random or for cause testing throughout the year which means you could be tested at any time.

The limits are set by the Rail Industry Standard and are not the same as the government limits for driving, they are substantially lower. When any employee tests positive (fails) following drugs and alcohol testing, a disciplinary procedure shall be initiated by Network Rail. This could lead to a 5 year suspension and dismissal for gross misconduct.

If you voluntarily report a drug or alcohol issue to your line manager, supervisor of HR Business Partner – and this is not reported as a consequence of expecting a positive test result, you will receive support through a programme of rehabilitation from our occupational health provider.


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