drug and alcohol testing at the workplace

Many studies and surveys have shown that a significant percentage of drug users are part of the Australian workforce.

In Brisbane alone, over 50 drug-related offences are recorded each day, with the most common drugs being amphetamine, methamphetamine, cannabis, cocaine, and MDMA. 

But despite their best endeavours and efforts to curb consumption, appetite for illicit drugs in Brisbane has only increased. Authorities say that illicit drugs are as readily available now as they have ever been. 

It’s alarming for Brisbane business owners and employers. And a growing number have implemented safety measures at work. The most effective of which is implementing a drug-testing program.

A drug testing program is most essential to preventing drug-related incidents at work. Without it, there would be no way to determine who among your employees is taking drugs. 

As more and more business owners enact workplace drug policies, are you doing something to prevent employee drug abuse at work?

An employee who is under the influence of illicit drugs or alcohol poses a threat to your company, other employees, as well as civilians.

And there are legal repercussions for companies with drug-related incidents. 

Avoid High Costs and Legal Liabilities

Alcohol and other drugs cost Australian businesses $6 billion in lost productivity annually. Moreover, are costs that follow injuries at work due to negligence.

Workers’ Compensation Claims and lawsuits may follow a drug-related accident at work.

All things considered, there is no place for a drug user in any work environment, much less a safety-sensitive occupation.

Nation-wide Network of Drug Testing Labs – Not Drug Testing Kits

NATA accredited drug testing lab

Our nation wide network of actual laboratories enables us to provide faster turnaround of drug testing results than otherwise possible.

Under the Australian Standards for testing, AS/NZS 4308:2008 (urine) and AS/NZS 4760:2019 (oral fluid), our labs can test for various drugs, including cocaine, amphetamine, methamphetamine, cannabis, opiates, and benzodiazepine, which are the most common illicit drugs in Brisbane. However, we can also test for other drugs as per your company policy.

We offer pre-employment screening, random drug screening, fit for work screening, and more. But keep in mind that all drug testing can only be done in accordance to your workplace drug and alcohol policy. 

Drug and Alcohol Testing Services in Brisbane

Safework Laboratories is the leading drug testing company in Australia today. We can help you secure your company and maintain a safe and healthy work environment with our comprehensive drug testing services in Brisbane.

Our years of experience have made us the leading drug testing company in Australia. We are always available to answer any questions you may have about the results, along with our Chief Toxicologist Dr. Phil Tynan. 

Our Alcohol and Other Drug Testing services are comprehensive and streamlined to minimise operational downtime. Using the latest in drug testing technology, our labs provide ultra-fast results, typically in less than 24 hours.

Choose What You are Comfortable With

As an employer, HR manager or OHS officer you have a legal obligation to ensure employee and public safety, and to address alcohol and other drug issues in the workplace. 

For minimum disruption, our field collection officers come to you in our safe and hygienic mobile clinics. Alternatively, we can also set up onsite drug testing in-house, for complete discretion. Whichever you prefer, our nation-wide network of labs are highly adaptable and can deliver the most reliable drug testing services in Brisbane.

If you are ready to take the next step in keeping your workplace safe, talk to us today.