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Drug Testing Service

Are your employees safe on site? Keep them safe with drug and alcohol testing.

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Why should I drug test my employees?

Workplace health and safety is the responsibility of employers and employees. For employees, this means acting safely and responsibly on work sites.

For employers, this means giving your staff as much protection from risk as they reasonably can – including the risks caused by drug or alcohol affected behaviour.

Drug and alcohol abuse can lead to higher rates of incident, accident and injury due to worker impairment. Poor judgment and carelessness lead to unnecessary risks, both for the employee who is under the influence, and for others around them.

Protecting your employees by drug testing ensures you are taking responsibility to keep everyone safe in the workplace and adhering to the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015.

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Give your staff protection from drug or alcohol affected behaviour by drug testing.

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What is workplace drug testing?

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What is workplace drug testing?

Answer

Workplace drug testing is using a testing device to indicate the presence of drugs in a persons urine or breath or on a surface such as a work vehicle. Urine drug tests can pick up on whether a person has been using one or more illegal drugs. Alcohol breath tests can pick up whether a person has been excessively drinking.

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What drugs can be detected in a urine test?

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What drugs can be detected in a urine test?

Answer

Skill Lab uses the SureStep urine testing device to test for:

  • Cannabis metabolites
  • Opiates
  • Amphetamine-type substances
  • Methamphetamine
  • Cocaine metabolites
  • Benzodiazepines
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What about alcohol testing?

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What about alcohol testing?

Answer
Breath alcohol readings are available via testing using a breathalyser.
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What happens if the test result is non-negative?

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What happens if the test result is non-negative?

Answer

Non-negative urine drug screen results can be sent to an accredited laboratory for comprehensive analysis on request.

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Drug and alcohol testing quickly identifies employees who are at risk of being drug or alcohol impaired.

You can choose to carry out random testing or test every team member. Also consider pre-employment testing to screen potential employees.

We can reference your Drug and Alcohol policy to ensure your obligations are met for testing and staff are treated fairly and respectfully.

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Workplace drug testing

Be sure your staff are not affected by drugs or alcohol while they’re at work.

Drug and Alcohol Testing Process

We will:

  • Collect urine specimens and/or carry out on-site screening at a time that suits you or for best results
    Each test takes approximately 30 minutes
  • Analyse and present results
  • Advise on options for retesting
  • Dispatch retest specimens to the laboratory for confirmatory tests if required
  • Provide guidance on your drug and alcohol policy if required

We’re qualified to carry out drug testing

Skill Lab certified technicians hold NZQA standard 25458 and 25551. We use workplace certified drug screening kits that conform to AS/NZ 4308:2008 and AS/NZ certified breathalysers.

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