23 March 2020
As Australia’s largest workplace AOD workplace testing provider we have been looking at how we can best support our many industries through the changing COVID-19 situation.
Integrity Sampling are committed to keeping industries safe and supporting our clients through this challenging time. We recognise that person to person contact will be limited in the months ahead and our focus will be to ensure a safe environment for our employees, contractors, clients and their staff so we can continue to deliver our services in a safe and hygienic environment.
Work Health and Safety (WHS) laws require a person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health and safety of their workers and others at the workplace. This includes providing and maintaining a work environment that is without risk to health and safety and adequate facilities for workers in carrying out their work, so far as is reasonably practicable.
We would like to assure our clients that we have provided our onsite technicians with additional sanitisation, cleaning and disinfecting instructions and products for use in workplace drug and alcohol testing operations.
The economic challenges we face with COVID-19 are significant, but temporary. At Integrity Sampling we are taking a long-term view to our business, employees and suppliers, and it has been encouraging to hear this week from many clients who share our mindset.
We look forward to supporting our clients through the continuance of safe and hygienic onsite testing services in the coming months, and together I am confident we can push through this challenging time.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me directly to discuss your situation and how we can help.
Integrity Sampling AUS & NZ
19 March 2020
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18 March 2020
The Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) is the key decision making committee for health emergencies. It is comprised of all state and territory Chief Health Officers and is chaired by the Australian Chief Medical Office.
AHPPC, on the advice of the Communicable Diseases Network Australia, considers a number of additional public health measures to provide advice to the National Cabinet in relation to strengthening the control of COVID-19 in Australia.
17 March 2020
Dear Valued Clients,
Integrity Sampling is closely monitoring the Australian Department of Health advice regarding the Coronavirus.Our focus is to ensure a safe environment for our employees, contractors, clients and their staff so we can continue to deliver our services in a safe and hygienic environment.
Australian Police Forces have recently released statements in response to the emerging COVID-19 situation, regarding temporary suspending the Breath and Drug Bus operations. These operations are a high-volume static testing involving many motorists and officers and this decision is intended to reduce the risk of COVID- 19 transmission.
Roadside testing will continue to be a high priority and will be delivered as part of our highly visible mobile traffic patrols targeting driver behavior. Breath and drug testing will continue as part of their commitment to road safety. These dedicated traffic patrols will be undertaken throughout each of the States and Territories and reinforce the message that drivers may be stopped anywhere and at any time.
This decision has been made to minimise the risk to officers and the community but should not be interpreted that Police will not be stopping and testing drivers. Roadside testing will continue but not in the same format. Drivers refusing to provide samples of breath or saliva will be prosecuted.
Work Health and Safety (WHS) laws require a person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health and safety of their workers and others at the workplace. This includes providing and maintaining a work environment that is without risk to health and safety and adequate facilities for workers in carrying out their work, so far as is reasonably practicable.
Integrity Sampling would like to assure our clients that we have provided our onsite technicians with additional sanitisation, cleaning and disinfecting instructions and products for use in workplace drug and alcohol testing operations. All Integrity Sampling Technicians are qualified and accredited to provide drug and alcohol testing services in compliance with AS/NZS 4760:2019 – Procedure for specimen collection and the detection and quantification of drugs in oral fluid, AS 3547:2019 – Breath alcohol testing devices and NATA – Human Testing for Workplace and/or Community Screening Accreditation guidelines.
Integrity Sampling has been working closely with our exclusive device and collector supplier, Draeger, and health authorities to ensure we are in the best position to mitigate the risk of transmitting bacteria by avoiding direct contact with test subjects and where indirect contact is required, reduce the number of bacteria in the environment by continuous disinfecting of testing equipment.
- Mandatory staff training on COVID-19 (What you need to know – Version 14 (15/03/2020) Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)
- Information, education and communication materials outlining the steps to take should a test subject present as unwell
- Daily communication to share the most up-to-date information from government and health authorities to keep staff informed
- A 24/7 response team.
We believe our customers deserve to feel as safe and comfortable as possible when engaging Integrity Sampling to provide drug and alcohol testing services from us in these uncertain times. We also want to ensure you can rely on Integrity Sampling’s reputation as the premier workplace AOD testing provider.
For any queries please do call our Head Office Support Team on (03) 9460 3000. Thank you for your ongoing support.
Group General Manager
Integrity Sampling AUS/NZ
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