Occupational Health & Medicals

- Drug and Alcohol Testing

Drug & Alcohol Testing

Our clinical staff perform drug and alcohol testing to New Zealand and Australian Urine Workplace Drug Testing Standard AS/NZS 4308:2008.

Employers have a responsibility under the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992 to take all practicable steps to make the workplace safe for employees and people in and around the workplace. An employee impaired by alcohol or drugs is considered to be a workplace hazard.

Urine testing may indicate the use of drugs by an employee before their commencement or recommencement of work, use at work or use outside of work hours. Testing allows the employer to identify employees who are at risk of being impaired at work because of their drug use and who are therefore a potential hazard in the workplace.

Urine drug testing, with a detection window of about a week, is ideal for most workplace drug screening and is especially recommended for pre-employment testing.

Drug and alcohol testing may be required for these reasons:

  • Pre-employment
  • Random
  • Post-incident
  • Reasonable cause
  • Rehabilitation

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