Random drug testing a part of many Brisbane workplaces


When people think of random drug testing they’ll often think of roadside testing for drugs. But if your Brisbane workplace is serious about safety, then random drug testing shouldn’t just be confined to the roadside.

While there are several different drug testing methodologies that workplaces can employ (including pre-employment testing, incident testing and cause testing) random drug testing is perhaps the most well known.

How will random drug testing work in your Brisbane workplace?

  • As the name suggests, random drug testing can take place on any given day, at any given time, in any section of your Brisbane workplace. By making the time, day and place random, you eliminate the risk of employees understanding your drug testing patterns and changing their behaviour to suit.
  • It’s also worth adding that if you’re not a 9 to 5 workplace, your random drug testing shouldn’t just be conducted during 9 to 5 hours. You need to conduct testing in the afternoon or during the night, whenever your workplace is active.
  • While urine drug testing is one potential method of testing the capability of your employees to work safely, saliva drug testing is – in Integrity Sampling’s opinion – the best method. Saliva drug testing is a faster method of testing for drugs, is accurate and less intrusive than urine drug testing.
  • Using saliva drug testing and hi-tech equipment such as the Drager Drug Test 5000, used by Integrity Sampling, a large section of your Brisbane workplace can be random drug tested in a relatively short time. Most importantly, you’ll know the results virtually immediately, so if someone does test positive you can remove them from immediate danger, so they are not a risk to themselves or work colleagues.

Random drug testing in Brisbane and surrounds

If you’re considering undertaking random drug testing at your Brisbane workplace, give Integrity Sampling a call on 1300 SALIVA. We also have branches in Cairns, Mackay, Rockhampton and Townsville and other Australian metropolitan and regional areas.

To find out more about random drug testing and our Queensland branches, go to our drug and alcohol testing page, or our Queensland branches page.

Random drug testing is conducted on our roadside and it should be conducted in your Brisbane workplace as well.

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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