COVID-19 testing laboratory NATA accredited


NATA Accredited

COVID-19 Testing Lab

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We are excited to announce that NATA has granted SW Labs with a full accreditation for our brand new COVID-19 testing laboratory.

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and Services continue

As the COVID-19 crisis continues to unfold, Safework Laboratories remains open and fully operational. We will be working with you through the pandemic.

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

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

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 (urine) and AS/NZS 4760:2019 (oral fluid). 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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we are ISO certified, ensuring the highest quality processes and service


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Latest News

Coronavirus epidemic Australia

Drug and Alcohol Use Continues, Despite Coronavirus Epidemic

July 3, 2020

The SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus continues to threaten the health and well-being of people around the world. In Australia, the virus has infected more than 8,000 people and killed over 100 since it broke out in January. This caused major disruptions to the economy in the form of limited manpower and slower production rates.

But the coronavirus epidemic may also be impacting Australians in another way. With the public health crisis, it’s easy to forget the ongoing drug and alcohol problem in the country. The issue is still there, and it’s still putting people’s lives in danger.


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GHB drug bust Melbourne

Public Warning against GHB Abuse in Melbourne

July 2, 2020

Melbourne police continue its crackdown on GHB abuse in the city, seizing $550,000 worth of drugs in recent raids.

Local authorities found large amounts of GHB in homes in Rowville, Hallam, and Seaford in April. They also arrested four individuals, who were all charged with trafficking the drug in large commercial quantities. The seizure of the drugs in three prominent Melbourne suburbs is a cause for concern for the community.

What GHB is and how can it affect your health and well-being? Our Chief Toxicologist Dr Phil Tynan explains.


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Drug driving laws

Are Drug Driving Laws in Australia Unfair?

June 26, 2020

With the rise in illicit drug use, federal and state governments adopted drug driving laws to help keep impaired drivers off the road. The reasoning was that some drugs may inhibit people’s ability to make sound decisions while driving. But not everyone thinks that the legislation is actually doing its job.

New South Wales magistrate David Heilpern recently criticised current drug driving laws for being ‘grossly unfair’. Mr Heilpern stated that the laws don’t necessarily prevent impaired drivers from hitting the road. He said there isn’t enough evidence to prove that drug driving laws are working, unlike other similar legislation.

But is Mr Heilpern right? Are drug driving laws really ineffective at curbing impaired driving? Our Chief Toxicologist Dr Phil Tynan doesn’t think so.


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SafeWork Laboratories COVID 19 testing

SW Labs granted full NATA Accreditation for COVID-19 testing

May 21, 2020

The question many of our clients have been asking is “does Safework Laboratories have the scope to test for COVID-19”? Over the past few weeks, our team in Western Australia have been working around the clock constructing a new laboratory, hiring new scientists, and applying for a brand-new NATA accreditation.

We are excited to announce that in this short time, NATA has granted SW Labs with a full accreditation enabling us to test for COVID-19. Testing has since initiated in Western Australia with much success.


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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.