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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

Every employer has a duty of care to ensure a safe working environment for their employees. When we begin employee drug testing at organisations we consistently find that approximately one in five of their workforce tests positive to either alcohol, illicit drugs or over the counter medication that can cause impairment in the workplace. Risk minimisation is therefore the most common reason to begin random drug and alcohol testing.
Policy development should always be your drug testing starting point. We can help advise you the best ways of designing, implementing and carrying out your workplace drug and alcohol testing program.
The urine drug testing standard is AS/NZS 4308:2008. This can be obtained from

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.

Our customers all tend to have an individual approach to their employee drug and alcohol testing program, from pre-employment testing to random on-site testing and laboratory drug screens.
Different companies will have different requirements for their employee drug testing program. Options include pre-employment drug testing, random drug testing, reasonable cause drug testing, post-incident drug testing, annual physical drug testing, pre-promotion drug testing, treatment follow up drug testing and return to work drug testing.
Random Drug Testing – Random workplace drug testing involves testing all your employees on a random day, or a randomly selected group of employees.

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.

ADT has a broad range of drug testing products. These products include breathalysers, urine drug testing kits and saliva drug testing kits to analyse the collection samples. The method of employee drug testing that you choose, will be dependent on your drug and alcohol testing policy.
To ensure you are correctly testing it is recommended using the services of Certified Collecting Agent as per the AS/NZS 4308:2003. (Procedures for specimen collection and the detection of quantitation of drugs of abuse in urine.)
In our experience it is usually safety sensitive employees who get randomly drug tested most frequently. Most companies however now have a blanket work policy that covers all employees, and therefore test all of their staff members at some stage. It is important to not be discriminatory in fit for work policies. For situations such as pre-employment we recommend that all prospective employees are drug tested, or for post incident testing that all employees who were involved in an incident or near miss are tested.

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