Workplace drug testing in Melbourne not just random


When people think of drug testing they automatically consider random drug testing, because that’s what the majority of us are exposed to on our roads. But if you own or manage a Melbourne business, it shouldn’t just be random drug testing that you implement. Other types of drug testing are important as part of an overall drug and alcohol management plan.

Different types of drug testing for your Melbourne workplace

There are 4 major criteria or methodologies for testing. These are:

  • Random drug testing
  • Pre-employment drug testing
  • Cause testing
  • Incident testing

Random drug testing

While random drug testing isn’t the only criteria it is probably the most common one. This means simply conducting testing at a random time, using a random sample of your Melbourne employees.

Pre-employment drug testing

Pre-employment drug testing at your Melbourne workplace can be carried out for people commencing employment and when people change their status within your business. This testing can be carried out as part of a normal health check.

Cause testing

Cause drug testing is carried out when you, a manager or a supervisor believes a person may be unfit for work because they are under the influence of drugs.

Incident testing

Incident drug testing is carried out after an accident or incident and should include all people involved in the accident or incident.

Which workplace drug testing should you carry out for your Melbourne business?

Every business is different and it’s not a one-size-fits-all approach. At Integrity Sampling, we will work closely with your Melbourne workplace to determine the best direction for you, and what combination of testing criteria will work best for you.

For more information on the different types of drug testing methodologies and the services Integrity Sampling can provide, see our drug and alcohol testing page, our Melbourne page or phone us on 1300 SALIVA.

Random drug testing for your Melbourne workplace may be the most common, but it’s not the only type of drug testing you should consider.

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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