Government project workers face random drug and alcohol testing


All people working on large Victorian government projects now face random drug and alcohol testing, under new guidelines to the Victorian Code of Practice for the Building and Construction Industry. The guidelines came into force on July 1.

The guidelines requires that for all projects where the Victorian Government contributes $10 million or more, any tender response or expression of interest must be accompanied by a Workplace Relations Management Plan (WRMP). The WRMP must include detailed information on the tenderer’s fitness for work policy, including the management of alcohol or other drugs in the workplace that will apply on the project.

Where a tenderer’s policy does not meet the standards, the tender must explain, to the satisfaction of the Construction Code Compliance Unit, why their proposal nevertheless meets the objectives of the guidelines.

By Michael

Michael is the founder of Integrity Sampling and is responsible for overseeing all national operations. He is based at Integrity Sampling's head office in Melbourne and is also responsible for the co-ordination of drug and alcohol testing within Victoria, assisting in the implementation of drug and alcohol (fit for work) policies and the presentation of drug and alcohol education and awareness programs. You can connect with Michael Wheeldon on LinkedIn

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