Random, For Cause or Suspicion Drug and Alcohol Testing



Looking to Implement Drug & Alcohol Testing?

Our testing procedures are performed in accordance with AS/NZ4308:2008 and confirmatory tests are performed by an accredited pathology laboratory. Our testing procedures are also in strict compliance with guidelines set by the National Transport Commision. It is essential that all parties involved are aware of a company's Drug and Alcohol Testing Policies and Procedures prior to implementing a drug and alcohol testing program.

When Would My Company Need D&A Testing?

Drug and Alcohol testing should be implemented with any safety critical role, such as operating heavy machinery that could cause harm to the operator or others

Guidelines recommend that a company's OHS Policies and Procedures should state that the company may request the testing of an employee for drugs & alcohol during the following situations:

  • Pre-placement or Change of Risk Category
  • At Random - random testing will not involve the targeting of particular workers on a regular basis
  • For Cause - an employee may be requested to undergo breath and/or urine analysis where reasonable cause exists to suspect that the employee is about to undertake, or is undertaking, safety related work whilst impaired by alcohol or another drug
  • Work Related Injury or Accidents - Employees who are involved in a work related accident or injury can be requested to undergo breath and/or urine analysis

Don't Have a Drug & Alcohol Policy?

If your company does not have a Drug & Alcohol policy in place, our consultants can assist with it's development prior to implementing a Drug & Alcohol Testing Program.

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