Drug Testing FAQs
Drug Testing Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for employees
It usually takes between 10-15 minutes, depending on a number of factors such as the time taken to answer any questions, how long it takes to complete the paperwork, how long it takes for the person to pass urine, and whether the sample needs to be sent to the laboratory for further testing. The screening test itself takes up to 5 minutes.
Usually with 5 minutes of screening being completed
Yourself, your health and safety manager/ supervisor and the NZDAS drug testing technician
You will need to bring photo identification such as a valid Driver Licence, Passport or Site Safe ID.
It is recommended to have had 1-2 drinks of water or other beverage in the hour leading up to your drug test.
How often you can be required to undergo a drug test usually depends upon your employment contract and the policies at your workplace. It often depends on the role you have in the workplace, and the risks associated with that role.
Your workplace is not required to give you any notice, unless your specific employment contract and workplace policies state otherwise.
An on-site drug screening test tests for 6 different drugs and their metabolites. These include: THC (cannabis), amphetamines, methamphetamine, cocaine, opiates and benzodiazepines.
The results of your drug test are highly accurate. In the case of a failed screening drug test, the sample will be forwarded to an accredited laboratory for confirmation testing.
Yes, This can be done if requested by Employer.