Occupational Health & Medicals
– Testing for drugs and alcohol
Drug & Alcohol Testing
Our healthcare team adheres to the New Zealand and Australian Urine Workplace Drug Testing Standard AS/NZS 4308:2008 for drug and alcohol testing.
Businesses are required by the Health and Safety in Work Act 2015 to take all reasonable precautions to ensure that employees and those in the immediate vicinity of the workplace are safe. An employee who is inebriated or under the influence of drugs or alcohol is considered a workplace hazard.
Urine testing can reveal if an employee used drugs before starting or resuming work, during work hours, or outside of work hours. Employees who are at danger of becoming impaired at work as a result of their drug usage can be identified by testing, making them a potential hazard in the workplace.
Urine drug testing is excellent for most workplace drug screening and is highly suggested for pre-employment drug testing because it has a detection window of roughly a week.
For the following reasons, drug and alcohol testing may be required:
- Pre-employment training
- It’s haphazard
- Following the incident
- Reasonable justification
- Restorative justice
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