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Drug-Safe Workplaces offers and alcohol testing and drug safety services throughout the Queensland Sunshine Coast.
Drug Testing at the Workplace
There are few things more costly to businesses than to have a workplace drug and alcohol problem. In Australia, companies lose as much as $16 billion a year in lost productivity due to workers’ substance abuse.
Additionally, employees who suffer from drug and alcohol abuse take 11.5 million sick days to deal with their condition. That’s just too many lost work days for any organisation to handle.
And even if your employees can make it to work, who’s to say their condition won’t affect their performance? We’ve heard enough news reports about stoned workers putting themselves and their colleagues at risk. All that because they were too unfit or unwell to do their work safely.
As a business leader, it’s your responsibility to protect your company from such scenarios. Under the WHS Act, you need to identify and minimise risk factors that could endanger you and your employees. This includes all forms of substance abuse such as alcohol and illicit drugs.
Having a policy for workplace drug and alcohol testing can help you solve the problem. If you don’t have safety protocols in place, you’re putting the future of your company in Sunshine Coast at risk. These include:
- A dip in productivity
- Workers’ compensation
- Higher insurance premiums
- High employee turnover
At Drug-Safe Australia, we can help you come up with a reliable action plan against workplace substance abuse. We provide a wide selection of drug and alcohol services designed to keep your company safe.
Full range of drug and alcohol services
We provide a wide selection of drug and alcohol services to help keep your organisation safe from substance abuse.
- Drug testing services, from pre-employment to random, available on-site
- Drug and alcohol policy review and development
- Alcohol and other drugs training programme for supervisors and management
Comprehensive and convenient drug testing and detecting
We operate a fleet of mobile units capable of drug and alcohol testing and on-site.
Our services include:
- Drug testing due to cause or incident
- Blanket testing to identify potential issues
- Random drug testing via breath analysis, saliva test or urine test
- Return to work drug testing
- Pre-employment screening
- Discreet surface scanning of workspace — performed out-of-hours. We scan company vehicles, crib rooms, and office spaces and equipment for drug residue
Certify your place of business as “Drug-Safe”
Boost your company’s reputation by having your workplace certified as ‘Drug-safe’. Not only does it help build your business’ credibility, but it also improves your bottom line.
Getting certified lets your workers know that you are looking after their safety and wellbeing. It also improves your image a lot in the employment community. What better way to attract top talent than to show your company is drug-safe?
A Drug-Safe certification also tells your stakeholders that you’re serious about running a safe and clean workplace. It let them know that you’re all about the future of your company by protecting its lifeblood: your employees.
Drug-Safe Australia has spent years teaming up with companies from a wide range of industries. We understand that there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach when it comes to providing safety. We make sure that the solutions we offer fit your business and circumstances.
Our shared goal is to keep your employees healthy, safe, and productive.
Drug and Alcohol Testing Provider in the Sunshine Coast
Drug-Safe Australia provides first-rate drug and alcohol testing services to businesses in Australia. We use the latest tools and techniques to protect your company and workers from the dangers of substance abuse.
Operating across the Sunshine Coast we cover locations including Nambour West, Yandina, Eumundi, Cooroy, Twin Waters, Tewantin, Noosaville, Noosa Heads, Pomona, Cooran, Gympie, Kin Kin, Coolum Beach, Kenilworth, Tin Can Bay, Rainbow Beach, Kilkivan, Goomeri and Murgon.
We also provide our services to Chelmsford, Tingoora, Mondure, Hivesville, Reinke Scrub Conservation Park, Brooweena, Biggenden, Gayndah, Mundubbera, Eidsvold, Monto, Maryborough, Urangan, Burrum Heads, Childers, Torbanlea, Bundaberg, Gin Gin, Yandaran, Rosedale, Berajondo, Agnes Water, Turkey Beach, Biloela, Thangool, and Theodore.
Let us work together to implement a Drug & Alcohol Policy that best suits your company. Contact us today for a no-obligation discovery meeting.
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