FREQUENT ASKED QUESTIONS FAQ
DRUG AND ALCOHOL TESTING GUIDELINES
Our SAMDT tests include:
- 5 or 6 or 7 or 10 & 12 panel Urine Screening cups Chain of Custody documents (COC) – (legally defensible)
- A consent form that the donor must sign.
- Voluntary Medical declaration
WIR: Dl 0827-01
IPWIS NUMBER: W401005266
Responsible disposal. All our used screening equipment is collected by COMPASS / BCL MEDICAL WASTE for incineration and Disposal. We are registered as a waste generator with The Integrated Pollutant and Waste Information System developed by the Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning for the Western Cape Government.
|Do you have a Drug & Alcohol policy? Legally you cannot proceed unless you have a policy in place.||Yes or No|
|Do you have a Drug & Alcohol policy? Legally you cannot proceed unless you have a policy in place.||Suspicion based testing may be done if it is affecting your business or pose a risk to other employees on Health and Safety grounds.|
|Why use the Chain of Custody (COC) procedure?||It records the date, time, place and outcome of the test, for HR records.|
|Why do we require a voluntary consent form?||To protect all parties, Testers, Company, and Donor.|
|What if they refuse to take the test?||Refusal can be regarded as an admission of guilt.|
|What if the donor is on medication?||A Medical declaration is signed which may affect the outcome of test.|
|How do we become legally compliant?||We suggest that you implement a policy immediately. This policy document will then be added as an addendum to their work contract or letter of appointment.We have a policy consultant service available.|
|What are the most popular choice of drugs?||The most abused drugs are THC/Dagga/ and or OPI /MOP (Over the counter medication.)|
|What happens with a Zero Tolerance approach?||A ban will be placed on all drugs, soft and hard substances. Once you have a policy in place, you may follow the normal disciplinary procedures leading to dismissal.|
|What normally happens when a donor tests positive / non-negative?||You may find that some of the staff will resign if they have a problem. You may implement dismissal proceedings or a disciplinary process.|
|What procedure do you follow when the screening cup tests Non- Negative (Positive)?||When a test is positive it is advisable to send the specimen to a toxicology laboratory for further confirmation tests.|
Please note that you cannot terminate the services of a staff member if you do not have a Drug and Alcohol (D&A) policy in place.