ALCO-Safe is the major supplier of quality electronic breath alcohol detectors and accessories in South Africa, with 43 years of experience in manufacturing, distribution and support.

Electronic breath detector equipment

Only professional-grade instrumentation is distributed and the company maintains its knowledge of state-of-the-art technology and effective measurement techniques through regular communication with the world’s leaders in these areas. ALCO-Safe represents LION – CMI, a world leader in alcohol detection technology. If it comes from ALCO-Safe, you know it will stand up in court.

Breath alcohol instruments

ALCO-Safe supplies instruments that include high-speed testers capable of testing up to 20 people per minute, for example, at site entrance / exit points, and portable instruments for use at remote sites, which provide immediate printed evidence.

The Lion alcometer 600 has an easy-to-read touchscreen, rubber casing and comes with a convenient printer kit to retain records.
The AlcoBlow Rapid Test is ideal for conducting breath tests on the go; it requires no mouthpiece and the light display and siren provide an immediate result.
AlcoBlow Rapid Test has a passive mode that enables a user to test an uncooperative person's breath simply by holding the wand near their mouth.
The Alcolmeter 500 is available with a kit containing a battery-powered printer as well as spare print-out rolls and mouth pieces.

The company has a strict principle of only supplying the very best equipment. ALCO-Safe instruments have proven themselves at hundreds of mine sites in the roughest conditions, where they have conducted more than 90,000 tests in a year, are four years or older and continue to function perfectly.

Full equipment repair and calibration capability

ALCO-Safe provides a complete, rapid repair and calibration service as well as training and certification for personnel. The company regularly undertakes calibration services for instruments.

Substance abuse policies and control programme assistance

ALCO-Safe’s extensive experience with companies large and small enables it to provide guidance on the whole spectrum of substance abuse encountered in the workplace.

This service includes assistance in the development of substance abuse policies and control programmes, which have proven to bring about rapid and considerable reductions of accidents, injuries and losses.

Alcohol awareness presentations / operator training

In-house awareness programmes are offered for management and workforce representatives, highlighting alcohol’s many negative effects in the workplace, including:

  • Its contribution to accidents, injuries, productivity, absenteeism and many other loss areas
  • Testing techniques
  • Legal aspects
  • Bodily alcohol concentration with elapsed time versus consumption
  • Many myths
  • Health problems, and other matters

A large and diverse client base

ALCO-Safe has spent many years assisting a large number of small and major organisations. The company has around 4,000 clients around Southern Africa.

Assistance services have ranged from the supply of equipment only, to the development of substance abuse programmes, procedural and operator training and subsequent implementation on a national basis.

Just some of the organisations ALCO-Safe has assisted are: Transnet, provincial government departments, mining groups, Transnet Rail Engineering, Transnet Freight Rail, all petroleum refineries, ArcelorMittal, Eskom, Tongaat-Hulett, Sappi, major vehicle manufacturers and municipalities, Murray and Roberts, Metro Rail, Pick it up, RTMC and various other police authorities around the country.