Drug Screening

Maintain The Safety Of Your Workplace

Drug Screening is the process by which traces of drugs in your candidates’ or employees’ bodily systems are identified. This process involves a technical analysis of a person’s biological specimen, e.g. urine, hair, blood, breath, sweat or saliva.

Why Conduct Drug Screening?

There are many reasons why employers should conduct Drug Screening:

Conducting regular Drug 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.

  • Safety is of utmost importance in the workplace. When employees or candidates are affected by drugs, 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 drugs, 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 drugs can save you time and money in the long run by avoiding these potentially risky candidates.
  • Protect your workforce by minimising contact with potentially aggressive or dangerous employees who are under the influence of drugs.

When Should You Conduct Drug Screening?

We recommend conducting Drug 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 Drug Screening?

There are many industries that should include regular Drug 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 Drug 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 Drug Screening for maximum peace of mind.


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How Does Sterling RISQ Conduct Drug Screening?

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

The way we conduct our Drug Screening is by collecting a candidate’s urine specimen at the appointment assessment centre to detect any presence of drug traces that are in the candidate’s body. We provide end-to-end processing with a wide network of screening locations, providing employees and candidates with accessible 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 independent and impartial gatekeepers, and are responsible for receiving and reviewing results. They will provide a risk-based recommendation on the candidate to safely complete the requested role and will help drive accurate, efficient, and reliable results.

Clarity, transparency, and reliability are essential for drug 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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