AlcoSense has launched a workplace biometric alcohol tester, which can help companies ensure their employees are safe and legal to drive.
The AlcoSense TruTouch is a non-invasive, self-administered testing method and is an alternative to using a breathalyser.
It simultaneously measures alcohol levels and verifies identity in under 10 seconds and is capable of performing 180 tests per hour.
This enables employers to cost-effectively test all safety critical employees as often as they choose.
The tester transmits a near infra-red light into the skin via contact with an optical pad. A portion of the light reflected back by the skin is analysed to determine tissue alcohol concentration and verify user identity.
It is ideal for use at entry points into depots and workplaces including manufacturing, construction, warehousing, offices, fleet drivers, delivery and distribution depots.
It was designed by TruTouch Technologies Inc. in the USA and brought to the UK by AlcoSense, TruTouch’s UK partner and distributor.
Hunter Abbott, managing director of AlcoSense, said: “The AlcoSense TruTouch now gives employers the opportunity to cost-effectively perform daily testing on every safety critical employee.
"This dramatically improves safety for the entire workforce and reduces exposure for the company.”