HLTPAT005 – Collect specimens for drugs of abuse testing
Office of the National Safety Regulator (ONRSR) Authorised Person
Specifically designed for managers and supervisors, Safework Health offers a detailed training workshop that will assist you in recognising and understanding:
- What reasonable suspicion is, and
- Steps that should be taken in accordance with your alcohol and drug policy and procedure.
Reasonable suspicion testing isn’t ‘blowing the whistle’, ‘harassing’ or ‘dobbing’. It is a tool to mitigate risks and ensure workers are fit and able to engage in work activities safely. It is a requirement under WHS/OHS legislation to ensure a safe workplace, and workers adversely affected by alcohol and drugs negatively impact that obligation.
Determining what ‘reasonable suspicion’ is can be a tough and uncomfortable decision to make, especially for a manager or supervisor with no previous training. Safework Health can provide this expertise and offer advice on how to manage this type of situation.
Each session is tailored specifically by Safework Health to include the processes outlined in your alcohol and drugs policy and procedure. This course provides the skills, knowledge, and tools to identify and manage a worker that may be potentially ‘under the influence’ or suffering from a condition and displaying signs and symptoms that appear similar to being ‘under the influence’. An Observation Checklist will be customised for your company.
Our reasonable suspicion training course covers the following:
- Impacts due to alcohol and drug use
- Identifying reasonable suspicion
- Approaching the worker
- Role of a manager or supervisor
- Process to follow in line with your Policy / Procedure
- Procedures to follow once the decision has been made Counselling and support
Participants who successfully complete this course will be issued with a Certificate of Completion.