I see today West Lothian is the latest Council to adopt a policy for all employees for testing for drugs/alcohol. My own LA introduced just recently the same type of policy. The random part only applies safety critical but the with cause will apply to all teachers. Policy states tests tests will be "non negative" tests and two over the course of 24 months will result in disciplinary action. Given the complete lack of rationale or evidence over the need for it's introduction. I wondered what peoples thoughts/ experience was of such policies. If it's a non negative tests how does such a zero threshold in terms if alcohol affect a teachers performance at low levels below the drink drive limits? Could teachers find themselves effectively criminalised for "day after" or alcohol levels so low that their perfomance in class is absolutly unaffected? Could young teachers who go on holiday say to Amsterdam and smoke cannabis legally be caught possibly a number of weeks later if tested. Are these tests against teachers human rights/dignity at work?Are the tests outwith teachers contracts? Does testing teachers in such a way represent value for money? Should teachers unions be getting involved to make their concerns known at this stage?