Alcohol Screening

Ensure Your Employees Are Up To The Job

Alcohol Screening is the process of identifying traces of alcohol in a person’s bodily system. This process involves a technical analysis of a person’s biological specimen, e.g. blood, breath, or saliva.

Why Conduct Alcohol Screening?

Conducting regular Alcohol Screening helps to ensure that your candidates and employees are suitable to enter the workplace and conduct their working activities. If you want to ensure your workplace is a safe workplace, contact us to obtain a free quote for our Alcohol Screening services.

There are many reasons why employers should conduct Alcohol Screening: 

  • Safety is of utmost importance in the workplace. When employees or candidates are affected by alcohol, this safety can be put at risk and their capacity to understand risks impeded. Reduce your company’s exposure to injuries and potential insurance claims by conducting screening to ensure your employees are fully capable.
  • Your employees and candidates may simply not be able to complete their work activities when affected by alcohol, with their presence being more detrimental than beneficial to work productivity and opening up potential legal liability depending on the type of work being completed.
  • Many industries have regulatory frameworks that require regular drug and Alcohol Screening to remain compliant with the workplace laws. Ensure your business is compliant by regularly completing drug and Alcohol Screening.
  • Screening your prospective candidates for alcohol can save you time and money in the long run by avoiding these potentially risky candidates.
  • Protect your workforce by minimising their contact with potentially aggressive or dangerous employees who are under the influence of alcohol.

When Should You Conduct Alcohol Screening?

We recommend conducting Alcohol Screening both on prospective new candidates as well as regular ongoing screening for existing employees. This helps to protect you in all situations listed above.

Who Should Conduct Alcohol Screening?

There are many industries that should include regular Alcohol Screening as part of its employment screening processes:

  • Healthcare and any environment where “vulnerable” or “special needs” populations are involved (e.g. aged care, children, people with disabilities)
  • Manufacturing, Transportation & Construction
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Government & Education
  • Financial Services
  • Legal Services
  • Retail

These industries would most benefit from Alcohol Screening to ensure candidates are suitable for work in this environment. However this is not an exhaustive list and we would recommend all businesses conduct Alcohol Screening for maximum peace of mind.


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How Does Sterling RISQ Conduct Alcohol Screening?

We are experts in conducting Alcohol Screening, and we will be an experienced, reliable partner providing you with Alcohol Screening reporting that you can have confidence in. We have simplified and streamlined our alcohol screening services to reduce turnaround times, increase efficiency and improve the overall experience.

The way we conduct our Alcohol Screening is by using a breath alcohol testing device, such as a breathalyser, which will be used to measure how much alcohol is in the candidate’s blood. Levels of impairment and intoxication can therefore be determined by this screening. We provide end-to-end processing with a wide network of screening locations, enabling employees and candidates to have access to locations at times that work best for them.

Our consultants are licensed allied health practitioners with extensive training and experience in occupational health, safety, injury management and injury prevention. They are responsible for receiving and reviewing results, and they provide a risk-based recommendation on the candidate to safely complete the requested role. As independent and impartial gatekeepers, our consultants advocate for the integrity of the alcohol testing process, including evaluating medical explanations for certain alcohol test results to help drive accurate, efficient, and reliable results.

Clarity, transparency, and reliability are essential for alcohol testing. We know there’s no one-size-fits-all approach, and that’s why we cater to your company’s unique business requirements. Get in touch with us today to obtain a free quote.

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