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We provide drug and alcohol testing and drug safety services to the greater Illawarra, South Coast & Southern Highlands area in NSW.
Drug and Alcohol Testing
WHS legislation require ALL businesses to identify and minimise risk – that includes the risk of drugs and alcohol!
If your business does not have risk control procedures in place to address alcohol and drug influences, you are at risk. These risks are real and potentially catastrophic for your company:
- accidents/incidents at the workplace
- reduced productivity
- higher turnover
- higher insurance premiums
- litigation if you have ignored the warning signs
We can develop a custom-tailored, comprehensive Alcohol & Drug Risk Management Plan for your organisation.
Most importantly, we are able to adapt our services to suit your industry’s needs. Your plan may include some or all of the following services:
- Alcohol & Drug Policy Development
- Alcohol & Drug procedural documentation to support your policy
- Staff Awareness Sessions on the effects of Drugs & Alcohol.
- Pre-Employment Alcohol & Drug Testing
- Alcohol & Drug On-site Testing
- Surface Drug Residue Detection
- Reporting of Results with quarterly or annual analysis.
- As an employer you are fulfilling your duty of care under WHS legislation.
- Your staff will understand that being under the effects of Alcohol & Drugs in your workplace will not be tolerated.
- You will be reducing the risk in your business.
- You will improve the safety of your employees, contractors, clients and general public.
- Your profitability will improve through increased productivity.
- You may reduce insurance premiums as the rate of accidents, damage to equipment, theft and claims reduce.
Best of all, you will become part of the solution! As your employees reduce their alcohol and drug intake, the benefits flow back to their families and community as a whole
We have managed businesses, and are raising a family in the Illawarra. We have been fortunate that our location has allowed us to take advantage of the beautiful beaches of the NSW South Coast and the relaxing country lifestyle of the Southern Highlands region, whether it be for the day or the weekend.
Of all the wonderful aspect our region offers, unfortunately the increase in alcohol and drug fuelled incidences has impacted our community and our workplaces. As everyone knows, there are no easy answers. But our goal is to become part of the solution.
We all expect that when we go to work, we will be provided with a safe workplace. What people often overlook is the true impact of someone’s drug taking choices. Clearly these choices do not only affect the drug user’s own safety and well-being.
One person’s choices impact all their peers and colleagues, too. Not to mention the consequential costs and risks imposed on the business itself. This is why we have joined Drug-Safe Workplaces – to assist employers to minimise the risk of drugs and alcohol within their business.
Drug and Alcohol Testing Providers in Illawarra and Surrounds
Living locally, we have seen the progression of drug fuelled incidents in our community and workforce. While we know we can’t solve the problem, we can contribute to change.
Joining forces with Drug-Safe Communities, we are able to reach out to employers like yourself. Hence we can provide you with a means to combat drug and alcohol abuse in your business. Let us implementing a Drug & Alcohol Risk Management Program tailored to your needs.
This includes locations such as Wollongong, Warrawong, Port Kembla, Berkeley, Thirroul, Bulli, Woonona, Corrimal, Fairy Meadow, Figtree, Cordeaux Heights, Albion Park, Barrack Heights, Shellharbour, Dapto, Kiama, Gerringong, Shoalhaven Heads, Batemans Bay, Milton, Ulladulla, Jervis Bay, Nowra, Picton, Thirlmere, Tahmoor, Bargo, Mittagong, Bowral, Moss Vale, Bundanoon, Marulan and Goulburn.
If we can encourage one employee to reduce their intake of drugs/alcohol, it not only increases the safety/productivity of the business. It also flows on to benefit that employee’s family and our entire community.
Let us help you and your business become “Drug-Safe”. Be rewarded knowing that your business can contribute to the change of your employee’s, their family’s and your community’s lives.
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