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24/7 Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing











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Progressive Diagnostics provide a range of drug and alcohol testing services, including the provision of onsite random and incident testing in your workplace

Drugs and alcohol are used with frequency throughout the community in Australia, which has an obvious flow-on effect in the workplace as the use and abuse can lead to a range of direct and indirect impacts to your business. Drug and alcohol testing is therefore a key component of a workplace safety program.

The Impact on Business

There are several direct and indirect costs associated with the use of drugs and alcohol to a business, these may include:

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Therefore all workplaces face the risk of unsafe use of drugs or alcohol having a financial impact on the business. Incidents can cause injuries for the affected worker, their colleagues, or even customers and the general public. In addition, workers with health concerns might be less productive, and can influence those around them, distracting everyone from normal routines.


When should testing be conducted?

There are several occasions when testing could be conducted. An effective drug and alcohol testing program could include any or all of these, depending on the nature of your business.


Reason to Test


Pre-employment / Pre-deployment


Random Testing


Blanket Testing


Post-Incident Testing


For-Cause Testing


Self Testing


Return to Work




Testing people before they join your organisation, or before they are deployed on an assignment


Randomly selecting a proportion of personnel to be tested 


Testing all personnel in a single event. This can be conducted across the business or by area/department


Conducting a test after an incident/accident, potential accident, or 'near miss' 


When a manager/supervisor has concerns about an employee's behaviour, they might request a drug and/or alcohol test


Providing employees with access to the means to test themselves, to assure they attend work safely


If a worker has previously returned a positive test, they might be required to test negative before returning to duty 


How can testing be conducted?

Depending on your company policies and procedures, together with the aims and goals, the available facilities, or specific industry requirements, there are several options available to select a testing method.


Progressive Diagnostics can help you select and manage a testing method and develop a testing customised to your requirements.

The following is available:

Urine Drug Testing

Urine may contain detectable levels of drugs (or their metabolites) for days and for certain substances weeks after consumption.


The selected toilet area is secured to eliminate the possibility of adulteration or tampering, but respecting the donor's privacy.  A urine sample is collected. The urine specimen is tested either onsite via an instant test device or the specimen can be forwarded directly to the testing laboratory.


If the on-site test result is non-negative, the sample should be forwarded for laboratory confirmation testing to provide a test result for further action as necessary under the company drug and alcohol policy.

Oral-Fluid (Saliva) Drug Testing

Oral-fluid (saliva), may contain detectable levels of drugs for hours to days after consumption. By using an oral- fluid swab, these can be identified on-site.


Oral-fluid drug testing devices can use either neat oral fluid, or be diluted with further liquids contained within the device.

If the on-site test result is non-negative, a further specimen is collected into a device and forwarded for laboratory confirmation testing to provide a test result for further action as necessary under the company drug and alcohol policy.

Breath Alcohol Testing

Breath alcohol testing is performed in conjunction with all drug testing at no additional cost.

Stand-alone breath alcohol testing is also available.

Hair Drug Testing

Hair testing provides a longer-term view of drug use. The general rule of thumb is that hair grows around one centimetre (1 cm) per month. When drugs are consumed, trace evidence of this is secreted as the hair grows, meaning there can be detectable levels of drugs, and a rough estimate of when the growing hair was exposed to the substance.


It is generally recommended hair is cut from the scalp in a small selection of strands, and the first 3 cm (roughly three months' growth) is forwarded for laboratory analysis.

Surface Testing

Surface testing is available to test for the presence of drugs on surfaces.  This service particularly relates to meth residue screening for property owners. Meth surface testing helps to ensure the safety and reduce liability risks within.   Regular testing provides a deterrent to meth use and manufacture which can also detect contamination problems early when they are easier to rectify.

Products and Consumables

Progressive Diagnostics provide a range of onsite testing products and consumables for drug and alcohol testing and for surface testing.  Our range of products and consumables suit varying workplace onsite testing requirements as well as personal self-testing.

Our Staff

Our testing staff are all nationally certified drug and alcohol screening officers, available to conduct onsite testing at your workplace.

Our Testing Service


  • Onsite testing 24/7

  • Onsite urine testing for the drug classes listed under the relevant Australian Standards.  Additional drug classes available on request

  • Instant results provided on the day of testing

  • Written report provided for all positive laboratory results

  • Both male and female testing staff available to suit your requirements

  • Policy assistance, implementation and guidance on regulations

Contact us to discuss customising a drug and alcohol program to meet your company requirements.

We also not only price match but beat comparable quotes.

We come to your workplace to provide drug and alcohol testing.
Call us now for a quote on   1300 711 116
We come to your workplace to provide drug and alcohol testing.
Call us now for a quote on   1300 711 116
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