With far fewer breath alcohol tests being performed compared to urine drug screen collections, you may be faced with the training issue of “If you don’t use it, you lose it”. Confirming that your BAT is proficient and educated on an ongoing basis not only ensures the defensibility of your findings, but also protects the reputation of your business.
We have identified 5 questions that frequently arise in court proceedings or arbitration against a positive test result. Every BAT should be able to answer and understand the following about their Evidential Breath Testing (EBT) instrument:
If your BAT had difficulty answering and understanding these 5 questions, you may need to have a retraining session. Consider a monthly meeting to go over this information and keep it fresh in your BAT’s mind and make refresher training a priority.
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