What We Can Do For You
Since 2012, Safework Health has delivered quality occupational health services aimed at keeping Australian workplaces safe and healthy.
We specialise in drug and alcohol testing, laboratory testing, pre-employment medicals, coal board medicals, drug and alcohol testing courses, drug and alcohol policy development, health monitoring, and drug test kits.
An industry leader, we provide fast results, employ over 200 people nationally, offer 24/7 support and are NATA accredited.
Drug and Alcohol Testing
Training And Education
Policy Development and Review
Biological Health Surveillance
Why Choose SW Health
Safework Health is committed to helping you maintain a safer, healthier and more productive workforce by providing flexible and tailored end-to-end solutions. Safework Health delivers the results you need quickly, accurately and consistently, ensuring compliance with your legislative obligations which allows you to focus on your business.
Trusted By Businesses Nationwide
Manager, Human Resources
Mark Beers – National WHS Manager
Australia Occupational Health Manager
Regional HR Operations
Health and Hygiene Superintendent
Chief Executive Officer
Health and Safety Manager
4 in 10 people have used drugs
Alcohol is being consumed at risky levels
Cannabis and meth are frequently used
People with jobs use more alcohol and cocaine
Did You Know?
The use and misuse of drugs and alcohol by the community constantly changes. This can be due to environmental factors such as the supply and demand of any given drug. Or it may be an individual suffering a personal tragedy and subsequent mental health concerns where drugs and alcohol are used to provide a ‘solution’. Safework Health has included key facts to assist your understanding.
Find the answers to all your workplace health and safety questions
Why should I drug test my employees?
It is a workplace obligation under WH&S Act 2011 (OHS Act 2004 in Victoria) to take reasonable steps to ensure safety in a workplace.
Your company has a duty of care to anticipate and address any potential threats to health and safety at work. Misusing drugs and/or alcohol means individuals may endanger their health and safety and that of their colleagues.
In addition, drug and alcohol testing can enable you to identify problem workers early, increase productivity, reduce employee turnover and recruitment costs, and reduce worker’s compensation claims, saving you time and money.
Find out more about the benefits of drug testing in the workplace.
Why should I have a drug and alcohol policy and procedure?
A drug and alcohol policy and procedure is crucial for maintaining the health and safety of your employees and business. It educates and sets expectations for employees and supports the company in complying with WHS/OHS legislation.
Discover how we can help you develop and implement a drug and alcohol policy and procedure for your workplace.
When can I test my employees for drugs and alcohol?
A company can test employees as described in the company’s drug and alcohol policy. Many companies utilise pre-employment, random, blanket, post-incident and reasonable cause drug and alcohol testing. All testing (except pre-employment) can be without notice, which means employees are unaware of when the testing will occur. Educating your workers about the type of testing allowed in your drug and alcohol policy is essential. Testing may occur any time, including after an incident or accident at work or randomly.
How do you perform drug and alcohol testing?
Our qualified and experienced team of Collectors perform the sample collections for drug and alcohol testing at your workplace. Our Collectors have been recruited to be professional yet sensitive to the needs of your staff and company.
Our team completes quality controls under AS/NZS 4308:2008 and AS/NZS 4760:2019, as well as standard integrity and temperature checks.
Drug screening samples that require further testing (non-negatives) after screening are packaged and couriered to one of our NATA-accredited laboratories across Australia.
Learn more about our drug and alcohol testing procedures.