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DO YOU KNOW IF YOU HAVE A DRUG PROBLEM AT WORK?

According to statistics,
17% of all workers commit
some level of substance abuse.

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MOBILE DRUG TESTING IN AUSTRALIA

Almost anywhere in Australia, our mobile drug testing clinics can come to perform on-site drug and alcohol screening for your company.

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Frontline Diagnostics Merges to Form

Australia's Largest Drug Testing Provider

Frontline and Safework Laboratories have merged to form Australia’s largest and most comprehensive national provider of fully accredited workplace drug and alcohol testing.

Find out more about our exciting new entity

Workplace Drug Alcohol Testing

Drug Testing Workplace Solutions

Integrated Provider Truly National 24 hr Turnaround

Drug and Alcohol use can create challenges which impact on every aspect of an individual’s life, potentially leading to health issues and affecting life at home and at work. Whether drug and alcohol testing is a regulatory requirement or best practice, Safework Laboratories Workplace Solutions has a wide range of services to support you. These include drug and alcohol policy advice, training and education, onsite drug and alcohol testing, accredited laboratory services and the provision of Expert Witnesses.

It is not just about employee safety anymore; it’s about employee health and fatigue and promoting a healthy workplace culture. Being such a sensitive issue however, you do not want to get it wrong. If you seek advice and support in starting and/or running your program, working with a NATA accredited provider should be your first focus. Knowing that the processes you implement are going to stand up when challenged is vital.

Service Offering
Safework Laboratories has an unparalleled breadth of advisory services and testing capabilities, spanning laboratory and screening tests across all sample types. This, combined with our unique experience of working with a range of organisations across different industry sectors, enables us to create a solution that is right for each customer. The result is a tailor-made drug and alcohol programme that helps our clients achieve their objectives and overcome and potential issues.

Safework Laboratories own and operate our own National Network of labs exclusively testing drugs under AS/NZ 4308:2008 and AS 4760:2006. This allows us to offer an unrivalled ‘Guaranteed 24 Hour Turnaround’ of results from receipt of samples. Faster turnaround times save you time and money!

We also offer a broader range of testing capabilities including Designer Drugs (Synthetic Cannabinoids, Cathinones and DMAA), Synthetic Urine and Hair Analysis.

Talk to us for free advice on implementing and managing your A & OD program in your workplace.

 

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Three Reasons Why You Want To Engage Safework Laboratories

1

Super-Fast Lab Results

guaranteed 24 hour lab turnaround time once samples have been received
2

Quality Assured

we are ISO certified, ensuring the highest quality processes and service
3

NATA Accredited

NATA (www.nata.com.au) accredited organisation for onsite drug testing

Latest News

Read our latest articles

Fake Urine Detection

November 22, 2018

fake urine detectionSafework Laboratories has responded to the increase in synthetic or fake urine detection in our laboratories.

At the moment it is a very small percentage of our overall laboratory workload, but the numbers are rising.

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Hair testing for illicit drugs in Australia

November 7, 2018

hair testingHair testing for illicit drugs is incorrectly referred to as “hair follicle testing”. As a matter of fact, only the hair shaft goes undergoes testing and not the follicle beneath the scalp.

Hair testing for drugs is rapidly becoming more frequent in Australia, primarily in:

  • Family law court or disputed child custody situations
  • Return to work or proof of abstinence programs (a requirement by a regulatory body or a court diversion program)

However, the limitations and variations between different types of testing are often poorly understood by the end user.

This guide aims to correct some myths and provide a greater understanding of the finer detail of hair testing.

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Singapore Airlines Pilot Fails Alcohol Breath Test

October 2, 2018

alcohol testing for pilotsAn intoxicated pilot is not someone you want flying your aircraft, period.

You’d be surprised to know that even the most reputable airlines with the most stringent of rules and regulations also deal with alcohol use among staff.

As reported by ABC Network Australia, a Singapore Airlines flight was barred from leaving Melbourne airport.

It was due to their pilot failing the random alcohol breath test.

A drunk pilot is a terrifying prospect for a passenger. Much more alarming for a company who has the pilot on staff.

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The Advantages and Disadvantages of Workplace Drug Testing

September 21, 2018

drug testing labThe practice of workplace drug testing has been in existence for many years now, but it remains a controversial issue for many businesses.

For an employer it is an obvious fact they want to know about their staff members. On the other hand, employees often claim that workplace drug testing is a violation of their right to privacy.

Using an employer’s point of view, here are the most significant pros and cons of drug testing in the workplace.

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Upcoming Training Courses

Become a qualified drug and alcohol tester by attending our 10414Nat course in Drug and Alcohol Testing. ASQA – Nationally Recognised Training

Currently there are no training events available. If you would like to organise training for your staff, please contact us directly.