The Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 states that both employers and employees have a duty to ensure that the workplace is safe. An employer should provide employees with the highest level of protection from risks as is reasonably practicable and one of those risks includes dangerous behaviour resulting from drug or alcohol use.
Employees have a duty to take reasonable care for their own and others’ safety. Employees must comply with any reasonable policy or procedure relating to health and safety, including a policy on alcohol and drugs.
Wanaka Medical is an approved collection venue for workplace drug testing in accordance with NZ standard 4308:2008. We have NZQA accredited nurses trained to perform drug and alcohol testing either at your workplace or here at the medical centre. This testing can occur in a variety of contexts and is dependent on contractual obligations, policies and procedures:
- Pre-employment testing; in safety sensitive workplaces pre-employment testing can be used by employers to show that they are serious about managing the alcohol and drug risks within the workplace.
- Random testing; in safety sensitive workplaces, an employer may choose to test employees randomly as a way of managing drug and alcohol risk.
- Post incident testing; testing an employee following an accident or near miss.
Employees may also be tested if they are seen to be displaying the effects of drugs or alcohol.
Email or phone 443 0710 to arrange an appointment with one of our nurses to provide instant drug and alcohol testing for your staff.