Workplace Drug & Alcohol Testing
On-site drug and alcohol testing provides the most rapid results for drug and alcohol detection.
A result can be seen 5 minutes after the sample is collected.
They have a 99% specificity and sensitivity rate.
Non-negative results on an on-site kit are sent to the Accredited Laboratory for further confirmation as per AS/NZS 4308:2008. Employees who test non-negative can be sent home from work or stood down until lab results are confirmed. Samples that have screened non- negative are usually returned to the company within 72 hours, depending on the location of the initial screen.
We can provide the training and design a policy and procedure for workplace.
People who produce negative results on the on-site kits can be sent back to work immediately with the confidence that they have not had any recent exposure to drugs listed in AS/NZS 4308:2008.
On-site drug testing can be conducted by a qualified service provider or you can have one of your own staff members trained in testing as per the AS/NZS 4308:2008 and AS 3547 This allows you to test at any time.
Drug Testing Frequently Asked Questions
Standards New Zealand – www.standards.co.nz
The alcohol breath testing standard is AS 3547:2000.
The saliva drug testing standard is AS 4760:2006.
Pre-Employment Drug Testing – Pre employment workplace drug testing involves testing all potential employees before offering employment. This decreases the chances of hiring someone who is currently a drug or alcohol abuser.
Reasonable Cause Drug Testing – Reasonable-cause workplace drug testing involves testing employees who you have reasonable suspicion of being unfit for duties. This protects the safety of the employee, other workers and the public at large.
Post-Incident Drug Testing – Post incident workplace drug testing is conducted when employees who have been involved in an accident or near-miss can help determine if drug or alcohol use was a factor.
Return to work Drug Testing – Return to work workplace drug testing involves testing employees before they return to work after a positive test or as periodical follow-up to ensure that they have stopped abusing drugs or alcohol.
Pre-promotion Drug Testing – Pre promotion workplace drug testing involves testing employees before promoting them. This ensures that you are not promoting someone who may have a drug or alcohol problem.