We provide on-site and in-house drug and alcohol testing, training and policy services across Brisbane and SEQ.
We are 100% Australian Owned and Operated.
Managing drug and alcohol risks starts with having a comprehensive drug and alcohol policy. The policy must be robust enough to withstand legal challenge, sufficient detailed to provide guidance to managers and workers and technically correct. This requires a high level of specialist knowledge that makes policy development difficult for even the most experienced writers.
Producing the right policy requires understanding of state and Commonwealth legislation, industrial relations, human resources, Australian Standards, the science behind the tests and an in depth knowledge of drugs and their associated workplace risks.
If you would like us to develop a tailored D&A policy for your business or you would like assistance completing your own, we can help! Having the right policy protects the business and helps keep workers safe. Meeting health and safety obligations doesn't have to be an onerous task. We are here to help. Call us.
As part of our commitment to helping businesses manage their drug and alcohol risks we offers a free D&A policy review service. Give us a call to arrange a review of your existing policy. The purpose of this service is to increase the level of protection the policy provides. We will offer advice that may include simple additions or amendments. In some cases we may recommend starting a new policy.
There is no cost or obligation for a Drug Detection AU policy review.
If you have any concerns about drugs and alcohol in your workplace, we can provide tailored training courses that help to educate your employees on the real-world dangers of drug and alcohol abuse.
If you want to commence drug and alcohol screening in your workplace we recommend that you allow us to conduct staff training. At the employee level its all about drugs, safety of their workmates and the dangers of impairment in the workplace. For supervisors and managers its all about the signs and importantly what to do if you suspect impairment (Reasonable Belief), what you must do to be fair, and what your policy procedures dictates you do.
Training is the best way to engage workers and managers, and our team brings years of real-world experience to every training session.
Note: For a drug and alcohol education program, please contact us to discuss your team’s needs further.
If you have an upcoming workplace seminar or public event and would like to have one of our team present on the impacts of drugs and alcohol in the workplace, we are happy to develop a unique presentation for you.
Drug Detection AU provides a comprehensive drug and alcohol risk management service at our Woolloongabba office or on location across South East Queensland.
Our screening services include:
Oral fluid (saliva) testing
Meth testing for property such as vehicles and rental properties
Our team can guide you on the best test method to suits your individual needs.
Note: Detection times for drugs and alcohol vary as it is dependent on dosage, method of administration, individual metabolism, other drugs taken, exercise, fluid intake and diet.
When a workplace accident occurs, you need to be sure that it’s not a result of drugs or alcohol. We can attend any incident that may occur outside of 9-5 business hours to conduct the required tests and provide the results in a timely manner.
Post incident/accident screening
Any employees involved in an accident or near miss should be tested to determine whether alcohol or other drug use was a factor. Testing is not limited to only the injured employee, but may include all employees involved in the accident or near miss. If alcohol is suspected, testing should be conducted within two hours of the event. Drug testing should be conducted as soon as practicable. Drug Detection AU has a 24 hour service to conduct testing for accidents/incidents/near misses that occur outside of regular work times.
There are several times that drug and alcohol testing should occur in the workplace. Depending on your particular needs we recommend:
Pre-employment D&A screening
Pre-employment testing should be made a condition of employment. That is, any candidate must be able to pass a drug and alcohol test prior to any employment offer being issued.
Random on site D&A screening
The most effective deterrent to illicit drug use is random testing. Simply put, knowledge that testing may be conducted at any time acts as the greatest deterrent to temptation and actual drug use. Drug Detection AU manage this process, providing independent random selection. The frequency of testing and number of people to be tested will depend on the level of risk for your specific workplace environment, staff numbers and other factors.
Reasonable Cause testing
Employees can be drug tested where there are reasonable grounds for believing drug or alcohol use. Drug Detection AU will provide the necessary manager/supervisor training to enable them to be able to justify “reasonable belief” for testing and to ensure a transparent and fair process is applied for the person being tested.
Here’s what our clients are saying after working with us
Drug Detection AU has consistently provided Sunstate Cement Ltd with a high level of service for workplace drug and alcohol testing since 2003.
Drug DetectionAU have provided us with exceptional service for years now. They are extremely professional and thorough and very accommodating to our needs.