National On-Site Drug & Alcohol Testing Service

Fit4Duty is the only national, NATA accredited and quality assured drug test service in Australia with Collection personnel who are health professionals and direct employees.

Fit4Duty has an outstanding and completely unblemished track record over more than 15 years of operation throughout Australia.

We provide an extensive range of compliant testing services, equipment and education and have extensive scientific, medico-legal and administrative support.

Most importantly, we are pleasant to deal with and we get results. We can even help you if you don’t have a policy/ procedure in place yet or if you just need some guidance.

Please contact us, let us know your requirements and discover why Fit4Duty is Australia’s leading drug test service.

Drug & Alcohol Policy

Preparing a drug and alcohol policy & procedure from the “ground up” can be an onerous task. Fit4Duty can make this process simple and easy.

A Drug Test Policy (sometimes called a “Workplace Drug & Alcohol Policy”,  “Fitness for Duty Policy” or a variety of other titles) is extremely important if you intend to conduct drug & alcohol testing in your organisation.

Virtually all legal challenges in Australia regarding drug and alcohol testing firstly explore the content of the drug test policy and supporting procedure to determine if the policy is technically correct and if the Company actually complied with it’s policy consistently and fairly.

Regardless of the name; a drug test policy & procedure should:

  • explain what it is you are attempting to accomplish (for example to improve safety and or to meet a legislative requirement).
  • include procedures for the method of testing to be used

  • include provisions for training and education for employees (and any other stakeholders likely to be affected)
  • explain the process for the communication of results
  • act as a guide for supervisors and all other employees (what happens in the event of a refusal to test/ confirmed positive result etc).
  • accommodate positive results that are found to be related to medications

  • explain all aspects of the testing process in clear and unambiguous detail
  • be developed in consultation with Staff

  • be operationally, legally and scientifically feasible

We can assist you by reviewing an existing policy, helping you develop one from scratch – we even have a template available for new Customers.

Drug & Alcohol Test Reports

Fit4Duty can supply a comprehensive and secure drug test report after every visit, including statistical analysis and other annual or quarterly reports

Automatically after every visit we provide a comprehensive drug and alcohol test report statistics detailing:

  • The participants that were tested, their individual results, their employment status (contractor or direct employee).
  • A comprehensive statistical breakdown of aggregate results and the composition from different work groups and contractors.

You can easily identify any problem groups and understand specific test results in a simple summarised format.

Periodical Drug Test Reports – we can provide regular monthly drug test reports or  summary program performance statistics by State, Business Group and any desired date range.

Drug & Alcohol Strategy

A comprehensive drug and alcohol strategy reaches far beyond testing alone. In fact performing testing without also performing on-going education and adopting other behavioural tools is unlikely to establish a culture of drug and alcohol free work.

A myriad of academics state that drug testing of itself does not adequately address the issue of workplace drug and alcohol use.

Modern programs now go far beyond simply performing a test and leaving the HR department to handle positive test results.

Employee assistance programs perform a fantastic function. However they are often not used except when enforced after an initial positive test or are required to operate under such a shroud of secrecy that the employer cannot obtain the necessary insights into potential triggers which might have circumvented the use in the first place.

Of course people have consumed drugs of different sorts for thousands of years – the key in an effective strategy is to establish a culture which ensures that this usage does not impact upon workplace safety and to have that culture continually reinforced and entrenched. Please contact us for more information about ways in which we can enhance your program beyond the traditional “testing” approach.

Drug & Alcohol Testing Equipment

Many organisations operate a hybrid model; combining external testing agencies for random and monitoring testing as well as incorporating internal testing staff for post-incident and on-suspicion testing. To facilitate internal testing many organisations benefit from the training mentioned above as well as using specialist drug and alcohol testing equipment.

The business; “Drug & Alcohol Testing Equipment” performs exactly this function – the supply of specialist drug and alcohol testing kits and equipment for use by individuals or within organisations for workplace drug and alcohol testing requirements.

The equipment includes;

  • Urine Drug Testing Kits – individual cassettes that test for single drug classes or multiple drug classes within the one kit or test cups that integrate both integrity testing (creatinine/ pH/ SG/ nitrites etc) as well as performing a drug test across all drug classes in the Australian Standard.
  • Saliva Drug Testing Kits – a variety of salva (oral fluid) based drug screening devices that can be perfomed on-site.
  • Breath Alcohol Testing Devices – a variety of alcohol breath testing devices including hand held and wall mounted units.

Drug & Alcohol Testing Equipment can be contacted directly using this link

Drug & Alcohol Testing Training

The course: “10275NAT Course in Workplace Drug Testing (Breath Alcohol) (Oral Fluid – Saliva) (Urine)” fully satisfies the training requirements of both Australian Standards for drug testing in Australia.

The training is delivered throughout Australia regularly with additional customised courses available at your workplace if you prefer.

Drug Test Training Units of Competency:

This course contains four units of competency leading to three outcomes for students (all within a one day course).

Australian Standard Compliant Drug Test Training

The Course in Workplace Drug Testing is compliant with the training requirements for both Australian Standards for urine and saliva drug testing. These Standards require “Accredited Collectors” to hold a statement of attainment in a relevant course compliant with the Australian Qualification Training Framework (AQTF) [now the “VET Quality Framework” (VQF)]

Suitable For

People wishing to become accredited in drug and alcohol testing in the workplace. Typically this includes:

  • safety professionals working in the oil and gas or mining sectors
  • safety professionals working in industry or transport
  • medical personnel
  • security professionals

More Information

For more information please visit the Drug & Alcohol Testing Institute, where you can also review course locations and the course calendar about drug testing training courses.

Key Features

  • Competency based assessment in alcohol, urine & saliva drug testing.
  • Learn both the theory and practical components of drug testing.
  • Experienced trainers provide a wealth of information on typical situations and events that arise in the Drug and Alcohol Testing profession.
  • “Mock” testing in a simulated environment to fine-tune your abilities as a new drug testing collector.
  • VQF compliant course (formerly known as AQTF) as required by AS/NZS 4308:2008 and AS 4760:2006.

Contact

The first accredited course in collection, management and handling of specimens for workplace drug testing in 2000, some 6 years before it became a requirement in any Australian Standard.

After delivering this training in-house for almost 10 years and due to public interest and industry need this course was made available to the public in 2009.

This led to the development of  “the Drug and Alcohol Testing Institute” as a specialist training organisation which has now become the leading Registered Training Organisation for drug and alcohol testing training throughout Australia.

The Drug Testing Institute can be contacted here.

Workplace Drug Testing Services

We offer NATA accredited on-site drug testing throughout Australia by health professionals who are direct employees. Call us today or contact us via the form below for your training needs.

About Fit4Duty

A specialist medico-legal drug testing organisation servicing thousands of client locations every year throughout Australia with testing performed by health professionals.

A market leader in this industry for more than 15 years. One of the first organisations in Australia to have achieved NATA certification for medico-legal testing  in both Australian Standards for urine and saliva drug testing.

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