Onsite Drug and Alcohol Testing is an essential component with regards to your organisation’s health and safety compliance, whether it is blanket, random or causal testing. Often viewed as a time intensive and arduous task, KINNECT offers an onsite, non-disruptive drug and alcohol screening arrangement that is timely and uncomplicated.
Onsite Drug and Alcohol Testing
Our Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Services
KINNECT provides onsite workplace drug and alcohol testing across Australia. Our Accredited Drug Testers will attend your worksite and perform urine or saliva drug testing and a breath alcohol test. Our onsite testing services are non-disruptive, timely and uncomplicated. Being a NATA Accredited Drug Testing Provider means that all our testing meets the relevant Australian Standards and that the results we provide you are legally defensible.
Our incident accident testing service ensures that the use of drugs and/or alcohol are tested for post any incident or accident at your workplace. Our Drug and Alcohol testers are available upon request to attend your workplace immediately following an incident or accident to perform either a urine or saliva drug test and a breath alcohol test. Our incident accident testing service is timely and reliable.
KINNECT provides an on call Drug and Alcohol Testing service that is available 24/7. Our Drug and Alcohol Testers are available to attend your workplace upon request to perform either a urine or saliva drug test and a breath alcohol test. Our on call testing service is both reliable and timely.
KINNECT provides suspicion Drug and Alcohol testing. Should you have concerns about an employees fitness for work, simply contact KINNECT and one of our Drug and Alcohol Testers will attend your workplace to perform either a saliva or urine drug test and a breath alcohol test.
KINNECT is one of a few Occupational Health Providers that can test for the use of synthetic cannabis. Our Drug and Alcohol Testers can test for the use of synthetic cannabis via a saliva or urine test.
KINNECT has achieved NATA Accreditation for our Drug Testing Services. As one of only a few Occupational Health Providers to achieve this status, NATA Accreditation provides you with assurance that testing is performed to Australian Standards and that if required results will withstand legal challenge.
KINNECT provide a range of services within the Occupational Drug and Alcohol Testing area. These services include:
- Onsite Random Drug and Alcohol Testing
- On Call Incident and Casual Drug and Alcohol Testing
- In Clinic Drug and Alcohol Testing
- Drug and Alcohol Awareness Training Programs
- Fitness for Work Determination by Medical Practitioner
Our drug and alcohol testing services are conducted by accredited Drug and Alcohol testers who hold experience in performing and managing occupational drug and alcohol testing programs. Furthermore, KINNECT is able to tailor a drug and alcohol testing program to suit each clients unique needs to best ensure the safety and health of their employees. KINNECT is one of the very few NATA accredited Drug Testing Providers in Australia. Achieving NATA Accreditation is recognition of our quality assurance processes and testing procedures that meet the following Australian Standards for Drug Testing:
- AS/NZS 4308:2008 – Drugs for Toxicological Purposes in Urine – Section 2: Specimen Collection, Storage, Handling and Dispatch
- AS/NZS 4308:2008 – Drugs for Toxicological Purposes in Urine – Appendix A: On-site Screening procedures
- AS/NZS 4760:2006 – Drugs for Toxicological Purposes in Oral Fluid – Section 2: Collection, Storage, Handling and Dispatch
KINNECT perform both onsite and in clinic Drug Testing to the following standards:
- AS/NZS 4308:2008 – Procedures for Specimen Collection and the Detection and Quantitation of Drugs of Abuse in Urine
Commonly Asked Questions
How long does an Instant Drug and Alcohol Test take to complete?
Instant Urine Drug and Alcohol Testing takes approximately 10 minutes per employee to complete. Oral Fluid Drug and Alcohol Testing takes approximately 10 minutes per employee to complete.
How many accredited drug and alcohol testers does KINNECT employ?
KINNECT currently have 56 certified Drug and Alcohol Screeners located throughout our Queensland and Western Australian operations. Please note, that KINNECT is also able to travel to any location as required.
What industries are using Onsite Drug and Alcohol Testing?
There are many industries that use onsite Drug and Alcohol Testing to ensure the safety of their employees is not compromised through use of illicit drugs or drugs that may impact on employee behaviour:
- Oil & Gas
- Building and Construction
- Transport and logistics
- Councils and shires of Australia
- Retail and warehouses
What are the turnaround times for confirmatory testing?
KINNECT have existing relationships with NATA Accredited pathology laboratories in each KINNECT location and throughout Queensland, ensuring that all expectations of your company with regards to confirmatory testing are met. By having already established formal agreements with a variety of pathology laboratories, KINNECT can guarantee a 24-48 hour turnaround for confirmatory testing (once the specimen is received by the provider).
It should be mentioned that our pathology laboratories offer an express service for confirmatory testing, in the event that your company requires specimens to be processed within 24 hours. This express service incurs an additional cost, however you can be guaranteed to receive results within 60 minutes of the specimen being received by the processing laboratory.
How does KINNECT ensure the selection process is random?
When delivering random drug and alcohol screening, KINNECT will request an up to date list of employees. This list shall identify every employee at every site to be tested. KINNECT assign each employee with a number. On attending site and in the presence of site personnel and/or a site representative, KINNECT using a random number generator software which generates a series of numbers corresponding to those individuals to be tested, according to the desired sample size.
As performed electronically, KINNECT saves copies of both the list and the numbers generated by the random number generator, both of which are date and time stamped, ensuring that KINNECT and your company have evidence that individuals were selected at random.
In the event that an employee is selected for random drug and alcohol screening, however absent due to illness, leave and/or official travel, the individual in question can be tested by KINNECT within one business day of the morning of or at the earliest practicable time after the employee returns to work, whichever occurs first. KINNECT will ensure that any employee selected however absent at the time of testing is kept confidential and only communicated with the appropriate site representative (e.g. Supervisor) for that employee.
If the above method is not preferred, KINNECT can on attending site can use a pre-start list, to randomly generate a list of employees to be tested that are present.
What is NATA Accreditation?
KINNECT has achieved NATA Accreditation for our Drug Testing Services. Achieving NATA Accreditation is recognition of our quality assurance processes and testing procedures that meet the following Australian Standards for Drug Testing:
- AS/NZS 4308:2008 – Drugs for Toxicological Purposes in Urine – Section 2: Specimen
Collection, Storage, Handling and Dispatch
- AS/NZS 4308:2008 – Drugs for Toxicological Purposes in Urine – Appendix A: On-site
- AS/NZS 4760:2006 – Drugs for Toxicological Purposes in Oral Fluid – Section 2: Collection,
Storage, Handling and Dispatch
KINNECT is one of the few occupational health providers who have achieved NATA accreditation for drug testing services. Using a NATA accredited provider offers you with the assurance that if required, the results will withstand legal challenge in Australian courts.
What is the response time for incident accident or reasonable suspicion testing?
KINNECT offer a priority on call service with respect to post incident or reasonable suspicion testing whereby our Drug and Alcohol Screeners attend to call outs immediately upon being contacted.
The above time frames apply to all incident / accident and/or suspicion call outs made during normal business hours, which for KINNECT are 7:00 am to 6:00 pm. In the event that such a drug and alcohol screen is required outside of normal business hours, KINNECT would ask for an additional 60 minutes, however this time may not be required.
Does KINNECT do Drug and Alcohol Policy Development?
Yes. We can assist your organisation with either the development of a workplace drug and alcohol policy or review your existing one and provide relevant feedback.
Does KINNECT offer 24/7 Coverage?
If engaging KINNECT to perform your companies drug and alcohol program, KINNECT will provide you access to our designated drug and alcohol hotline ensuring that all emergencies and/or drug and alcohol screening requirements can be attended to immediately, 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
What is the process for alcohol testing if a positive reading is identified?
The process for alcohol testing if a positive reading is identified is:
- The employee is requested to remain in the immediate vicinity and a second breath alcohol sample is undertaken after 20 minutes;
- The worker and their manager / site representative is immediately advised of the result;
- If the breath alcohol sample is still positive, an evidential breath screen is performed with a printout signed by the KINNECT Drug and Alcohol Screener, the worker and their Manager;
- Worker is then managed as per your companies Drug and Alcohol Policy.
What form of identification is required by the employee?
KINNECT require photographic identification upon testing. In the event that photographic identification cannot be provided, KINNECT request that the workers Manager and/or designated site representative confirm the identity of the individual, providing a written statement to this affect.
How are non-negative results processed?
In the event of a non-negative drug screen, KINNECT’s Drug and Alcohol Screener would ensure that all relevant forms are completed. The KINNECT Screener will then proceed to collect a specimen sample (saliva or urine as per your companies needs), maintaining the chain of custody with respect to the sample / packaging, records and transportation of the non-negative specimen to KINNECT’s NATA certified laboratory for confirmation testing. KINNECT would then provide written confirmatory test results to your designated distribution list immediately upon being received from the certified laboratory. If KINNECT does not receive the results after 24 hours of submitting the specimen for confirmation testing, KINNECT will contact the certified laboratory every hour to expedite the results.
As confirmatory analysis reports for non-negative drug samples are often ambiguous as to the nature of drug use and the concentration of metabolites, KINNECT has implemented a process whereby the reports from pathology laboratories are reviewed by experienced Drug and Alcohol Screeners and a letter summarising the outcome of testing developed. This notification letter is forwarded with the original sample analysis report to your relevant company representative. We have found that this method of reporting allows companies ease of reference and the ability to make informed decisions quicker regarding the management of a worker that has provided a non-negative sample.
Should we do Urine or Saliva Testing?
Many of our clients often ask us this question when they are establishing their workplace drug and alcohol testing program. To help explain the difference between the two forms of testing and the pros and cons of each, please click here to access further information.
Where do KINNECT conduct Drug and Alcohol Testing?
KINNECT are a national and international provider of drug and alcohol testing services. KINNECT can arrange an onsite drug or alcohol test in over 160 locations in Australia and New Zealand. KINNECT conducts onsite drug and alcohol testing in the following locations:
- Brisbane, QLD
- Perth, WA
- Sydney, NSW
- Melbourne, VIC
- Darwin, NT
- Adelaide, SA
- Canberra, ACT
- Mackay, QLD
- Townsville, QLD
- Gladstone, QLD
- Rockhampton, QLD
- Sunshine Coast, QLD
- Gold Coast, QLD
- Cairns, QLD
- Emerald, QLD
- Geraldton, WA
- Karratha, WA
- Newman, WA
- Port Headland, WA
- Mandurah, WA
- Albany, WA
- Broome, WA
- Dubbo, NSW
- Tamworth, NSW
- Gunnedah, NSW
- Dalby, NSW
- Moranbah, NSW
- Roma, QLD
- Singleton, NSW
- Woolloongong, NSW
- Lismore, NSW
- Orange, NSW
- Mount Isa, QLD
- Maryborough, QLD
- Bundaberg, QLD
- Kingaroy, QLD
- Glenden, QLD
- Cannonvale, QLD
- Gympie, QLD
- Toowoomba, QLD
- Port Macquarie, NSW
- Taree, NSW
- Wagga Wagga, NSW
- Geelong, VIC
- Blackburn, VIC
- Bendigo, VIC
- Morwell, VIC
- Portland, WA
- Hobart, TAS
- Burnie, TAS
- Devonport, TAS
Does KINNECT offer Drug and Alcohol Training Services?
Yes, KINNECT offer a range of Drug and Alcohol Training Services including:
- Drug and Alcohol Awareness Training for Employees
- Drug and Alcohol Awareness Training for Supervisors
- Drug and Alcohol Testing Course – Become an certified Drug and Alcohol Tester
- Alcohol and Your Brain – Online Course
- Ice-Crystal Meth and Your Brain – Online Course
- Drugs and Depression – Online Course
KINNECT also has the capabilities to develop and deliver tailored workplace training specific to the implementation of your new workplace policy on drug and alcohol testing.