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Frontline Diagnostics Merges to Form

Australia's Largest Drug Testing Provider

Frontline and Safework Laboratories have merged to form Australia’s largest and most comprehensive national provider of fully accredited workplace drug and alcohol testing.

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Master Builders Association (ACT)
appoints Frontline Diagnostics as Partner


As MBA's first drug screening partner we support members with managed Alcohol and other Drugs Testing programs, mandatory for all major new government contracts and tenders.

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According to statistics,
17% of all workers commit
some level of substance abuse.

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Almost anywhere in Australia, our mobile drug testing clinics can come to perform on-site drug and alcohol screening for your company.

Drug Testing in the Workplace

Introducing an active alcohol and other drugs (A & OD) policy and procedure into workplaces is becoming a must in workplace safety systems. Once only done in legislated industries such as rail, transport and mining, we now see a growing understanding of the value of an A & OD program across most blue collar industries, such as construction.

It is not just about employee safety anymore; it’s about employee health and fatigue and promoting a healthy workplace culture.

Being such a sensitive issue however, you do not want to get it wrong. If you seek advice and support in starting and/or running your program, working with a NATA accredited provider should be your first focus. Knowing that the processes you implement are going to stand up when challenged is vital. Best practice is a must. Then, experience.

Service Offering
Frontline Diagnostics specialise only in A & OD. With over 15 years’ experience, they were the first to be NATA accredited nationally for both urine screening and collection (AS/NZS4308) and oral fluid collection (AS4760). Offering the complete solution to implementing an A & OD program into your workplace, their range of services includes policy development, employee education, Fit for Duty (Work) and testing (ASQA) training, equipment and of course urine, oral fluid and breath alcohol screening and collection. Testing in house and in some states, within their mobile clinics.

Talk to us for free advice on implementing and managing your A & OD program in your workplace.


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Quality Assured

we are ISO certified, ensuring the highest quality processes and service

NATA Accredited

first NATA ( accredited organisation for onsite drug testing

Drug Safe
Workplace Program

the only organisation who can implement
the unique Drug Safe workplace program

Radio Interview with Ross Greenwood

Frontline Diagnostics director Michael White is regularly called upon to comment on Workplace Substance Abuse and Drug Testing.

This recent conversation was recorded on Ross Greenwood’s business programme on the Macquarie Network.

Some Startling Facts

Discover some surprising facts about drug use and its impact on the workplace.

  • Over 70% of illegal drug users are employed!

    Over 70% of illegal drug users are employed!

    Many common drugs can cause psychological imbalances, paranoia and an inability to make decisions. Regular education workshops, Drug-Safe induction programs and drug screening ensures your staff maintain that critical edge and work at maximum performance.

  • 80% of the crime committed in Australia is drug related

    80% of the crime committed in Australia is drug related

    A startling 80% of all criminal offences committed in Australia are drug related. Are you sure your workplace is exempt?

  • Most drug users take drugs at work

    Most drug users take drugs at work

    Two out of three drug users will find it difficult to abstain for a whole day and will “top-up” at work.

  • 30% of the bodies in Melbourne’s morgue show traces of marijuana

    30% of the bodies in Melbourne’s morgue show traces of marijuana

    It’s not known how many of the remaining victims were killed as a result of the actions of the drug user.

  • Only 20% of Heroin addicts successfully detox and “kick” the habit.

    Only 20% of Heroin addicts successfully detox and “kick” the habit.

    Moving onto a Methadone programme is simply changing from one highly addictive drug to another that can be controlled.

  • Building, construction, civil engineering, mining

    Building, construction, civil engineering, mining

    Safety sensitive environments such as these are extremely dangerous work environments at the best of times. Add drugs to the workforce and you have created the potential for serious injury or worse.

Latest News

Read our latest articles

Unmasking Alcoholics Anonymous: Is the 12-Step Program really effective?

January 23, 2017

Alcoholics Anonymous for employees therapy sessionFor several decades, people unquestioningly believed that Alcoholics Anonymous was the solution to a drinking problem. Doctors and therapists have no qualms recommending AA to alcoholic patients, and an overwhelming majority of addiction treatment programs used the 12-step program.

But recent studies are challenging the long-held beliefs on the efficacy of AA.

If you suspect that your employees have alcohol abuse problems, you may thinking Alcoholics Anonymous for employees could be the answer. But the research into this notoriously secretive organisation have yielded some surprising results. (more…)

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Five Of The Biggest Drug Scandals Of 2016

December 29, 2016

surprising drug scandals of 2016Illegal drugs are becoming a huge bane to modern society. According to the website Drug Info nearly 15 percent of Australians are using illicit drugs.

Despite the fact that most drug users in Australia are in the age range of 21-27, there is an increase among the older age group who are using illicit drugs.

Worryingly, many teens as young as 14 years old are trying these illicit drugs out of curiosity or peer pressure.

The rise of performance enhancing drugs is also another problem that the world faces today. These unnatural performance enhancers are tainting the spirit of competition and fair-play in many sporting disciplines.

As the year ends, let us look back at the biggest illegal drug scandals of 2016.


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Should companies serve alcoholic drinks at corporate events?

November 17, 2016

serving alcoholic drinks at workplace eventsCompanies serve alcoholic drinks at workplace events like holiday parties because they know a little buzz can make for happier employees.

But considering the country’s growing problem with alcohol addiction and young people’s “drinking to get drunk” mindset, should companies start rethinking this practice? (more…)

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Call for cultural sensitivity when drug testing Indigenous workers

November 9, 2016

cultural respect for aboriginal AustraliansAustralian drug testing companies unite to call for cultural respect in drug testing Indigenous workers.

They say that strict enforcement and punitive attitudes towards drug use management may derail efforts to improve their health and way of living. (more…)

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Upcoming Training Courses

Become a qualified drug and alcohol tester by attending our 10414Nat course in Drug and Alcohol Testing. ASQA – Nationally Recognised Training

Currently there are no training events available. If you would like to organise training for your staff, please contact us directly.