Workplace drug testing is as important in Geraldton as it is in other parts of WA and Australia. Credit Alan & Flora Botting https://www.flickr.com/photos/alan-flora_botting/36202038514/ (image modified).

Drug testing in Geraldton relies on Integrity

If you’re going to conduct drug testing or alcohol testing at your workplace in Geraldton and surrounds, there’s one other key thing you’ll need and that’s Integrity. Or more correctly, Integrity Sampling.

While Integrity Sampling has had a presence in Geraldton for many years, our Western Australian branch has expanded its regional capability by employing a technician to be based in the Geraldton area. We welcome David Butt to the Integrity Sampling team and wish him the best in his new job!

David will be servicing all clients in the Geraldton area, in the Mid-West of Western Australia. He’ll also be ready, willing and able to assist new clients who need help with workplace drug testing and alcohol testing in the area.

Having a technician based in the Geraldton area will mean that Integrity Sampling will be able to more quickly respond to client needs and requests. So, if you need assistance with anything relating to workplace drug testing, workplace alcohol testing, or drug and alcohol testing management, phone us on 1300 725 482 or email operations-wa@integritysampling.com.au. We’ll then get David or our Integrity Sampling WA Director Paul Marshall to contact you.

For 24/7 call out service anywhere in WA, please call 0417 896 068.

Workplace drug testing important in Geraldton or anywhere in WA

Every day there are stories in the media about drugs and drug testing, whether it be a rise in drug use during COVID, another drug bust, the latest results from the National Wastewater Drug Monitoring Program or another driver in trouble with the law for a positive drug test. Drugs are an issue in our community and if you think it’s not a potential issue for your workplace, you’ve got your head in the sand.

So, what are you going to do about it, if you have a business in Geraldton or nearby?

The first step is to develop a drug and alcohol management plan or policy. Not having a policy can leave your business open to a range of issues – including legal issues – if an accident occurs and drugs or alcohol were involved.

Your drug and alcohol policy needs to be detailed and robust. It should include everything about how your business will manage drugs and alcohol, including your workplaces rules, how you will educate your employees and what support you will provide to employees who have issues with drugs or alcohol.

Plus, if your workplace is safety focussed (think mining, manufacturing, aviation, transportation, agriculture, etc.) then it will also include details about the drug testing and alcohol testing that you will implement. Details to include will be things like:

  • The drug testing methodology you will use in your Geraldton business. Integrity Sampling recommends saliva drug testing, primarily because it’s a better test of a person’s ability to work safely, but you may also choose urine drug testing.
  • For what purposes drug testing of employees is carried out. You may consider testing for those suspected of being under the influence (cause testing), testing of employees involved in an accident or incident (incident testing), pre-employment testing and random testing.
  • It’s vital to also detail the consequences for an employee who has a confirmed testing result. What will the consequences be for a first time offender? What will they be for subsequent offences? Will your workplace be zero tolerance? What about the consequences for those that refuse testing?

Developing a drug and alcohol policy, educating employees and implementing drug testing in your Geraldton workplace is a big task, but Integrity Sampling can help.

Give us a call on 1300 725 482 to get the ball rolling and start protecting your business from the scourge of drugs and alcohol.

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Workplace drug testing is as important in Geraldton as it is in other parts of WA and Australia. Credit Alan & Flora Botting https://www.flickr.com/photos/alan-flora_botting/36202038514/ (image modified).

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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 Thomastown 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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