Breathalysers and Construction Safety
Construction companies fully understand that many accidents on the construction site are preventable. Workers need to be sober and alert to make swift and effective safety decisions. It is also important that workers understand that breathalysers are effective in identifying alcohol consumption. There is no quick fix to beat the breathalyser! We raised the following questions with Precision Safety Appliances:
Question 1: How can you beat the breathalyser?
You can’t, the breathalyser uses molecules blown out of your month to determine a negative or positive reading.
Question 2: When should you stop drinking if you have to be at work the next morning?
This depends on the person’s body and metabolism, how fast or slow it is. Our bodies respond differently to alcohol and there is no set time that can be given. If you know you have to be at work the next day, rather refrain from alcohol.
Question 3: Am I still drunk if I blow positive but I drank the night before?
Yes, you are. Being in the workplace under the influence of alcohol can cause serious harm to yourself, your work environment and colleagues.
Question 4: How long does alcohol stay in your system?
Again this depends on your metabolism, how fast or slow it is. Our bodies respond differently to alcohol and there is no set time that can be given.
Question 5: How accurate is the Lifeloc Breathalyser?
99,998 % accurate.
Economical FC5 Hornet breathalyzers from Lifeloc Technologies is a new generation of alcohol breathalyzers for use in zero tolerance environments such as Oil & Gas Refineries, Construction, Maritime, Mining and General Industry. Testing for the presence of alcohol has never been easier. No mouthpieces or special attachments are required when using these breathalyzers and icons are used to eliminate misinterpretation due to language barriers. The FC5 Hornet passive breathalyzer is simple to learn, operate and read.
Designed to replace older technology alcohol tester wands, the FC5 Hornet breathalyzers are easy to use with new features never before available in passive only screening testers. The FC5 is alcohol specific and uses the same 1-inch diameter platinum fuel cell used in Lifeloc law enforcement breathalyzers. The FC5 fuel cell is 50% larger than those used in the traditional alcohol wands, you benefit from larger breath sample size, rapid response and reset times, and long working life.
The FC5 Hornet comes standard with three operating test modes and an automatic day/night backlit display. For safety, the operator can see the test results without revealing the display to the subject. These breathalysers come with a protective safety-yellow silicone jacket to guard against bumps and falls plus a crushproof carry case.
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