Looking for an accurate and non-invasive way of detecting recent drug use among your Brisbane-based employees, contractors or potential hires? You need to contact Relevant about oral fluid drug testing services.
We have been providing drug testing services since 2002.
Leading the way in oral fluid drug testing in Australia, Relevant has been providing its testing services to companies across Brisbane for over 20 years.
Our services are certified by NATA.
Relevant’s services have been assessed and accredited by NATA (National Association of Testing Authorities), Australia’s leading accreditation body.
Our testing is accurate and reliable.
Relevant conducts its oral fluid drug testing in strict accordance with AS/NZS 4760:2019.
Developed by Standards Australia and Standards New Zealand, this standard applies to oral fluid drug testing methods, device quality, and sample management.
Our technicians are Qualified.
Relevant technicians are Australian Quality Training Framework qualified, and we provide ongoing training to ensure training far beyond industry requirement levels.
We don’t outsource our testing services to franchisees or contractors, all our Accredited Technicians are direct employees of us.
We use specialist electronic oral fluid drug testing devices.
Our electronic drug testing devices have been assessed by the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine (VIFM) to meet AS/NZS 4760-2019.
By using an electronic drug testing device, we can ensure that all tests are completed to the same standards, and that operator subjectivity is not a factor. Electronic testing device data can be audited with accuracy at any time.
We are ready to provide support whenever you need it.
When you choose to work with Relevant, you’ll have access to our 24/7 callout drug testing service and our 24/7 advice line.
We can help educate your employees about workplace drug use.
Workplace drug tests are just one part of managing employee drug use. As part of your Drug and Alcohol Management Program (DAMP), Relevant can conduct employee education and awareness sessions, educating on subjects such as:
- Information about DAMP and its introduction to the workplace, plus how it will affect employees going forward.
- The oral fluid testing process.
- Health and safety related to drug use.
- Awareness around prescription medication.
- Reinforce company expectations.
- Clarity around misconceptions and answering questions about workplace drug use.
Why You May Need to Conduct Workplace Drug Testing.
209,000 Queenslanders admit to daily or weekly use of cannabis and 12,000 admit to daily or weekly methamphetamine use. How many of these could be part of your organisation?
The safety of your workers is paramount, so you need to ensure your team members are not endangering others.
The Risks of Workplace Drug Use
- Safety of employees and customers.
Using drugs or alcohol can impair a workers ability to perform their job safely and efficiently, which can put themselves and others at risk. By conducting oral fluid drug testing, companies can identify those who may pose a risk in the workplace and take appropriate action.
- Your company’s liability.
A significant risk when an employee works under the effects of alcohol and other drugs is that employers may be liable for any accidents, injuries, or damages that result from their actions. This can result in costly lawsuits and settlements. To avoid this, employers need to conduct testing and establish clear policies on drug and alcohol use.
- Industry regulations.
Drug testing may be required by law in certain industries. These regulations aim to ensure that employees working in high-risk environments are not under the influence of drugs or alcohol while on duty. Companies that fail to comply with these regulations could face consequences including fines and loss of licenses or permits necessary for operation.
Why Use Oral Fluid Drug Testing Brisbane?
Oral fluid drug testing, also known as saliva drug testing or oral swab testing, is a preferred testing method for several reasons.
Unlike blood testing, oral fluid drug testing is painless. This can go a long way in overcoming employee resistance.
The sample collection is easy.
A small sample is taken from the donors mouth, taking only minutes to complete.
It provides fast results.
Onsite results are available in as little as 5 minutes. This is a critical advantage if you are testing a large number of employees, as they can be processed rapidly with less downtime.
Oral fluid drug testing detects a wide range of drugs.
Donors can be tested for the following substances:
An employee returning a positive drug test result is a serious matter. Not only is your company put at risk, but it has the potential to end your employees’ career. It is essential to have confidence in the accuracy and validity of the test results.
Are you ready to protect your employees, and your company, by beginning oral fluid drug testing? Get in contact with the Relevant team today to discuss your options.