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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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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

Mass Overdose in Gold Coast Causing Worry About New Psychoactive Drugs

October 24, 2016

person hospitalised for overdoseSixteen people were hospitalised on the Gold Coast last weekend after taking drugs in what is called a terrible case of mass overdose. Police believe the unknown drug is a variant of MDMA called “flakka”, but there is no hard evidence yet that all of them took the same drugs.  (more…)

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Recent MDMA Drug Bust In Australia Worth $145M

October 17, 2016

mdma drug bust in AustraliaThe Australian Federal Police working in conjunction with the Australian Border Force recently nabbed $145M worth of the drug MDMA, more commonly known as ecstasy. This bust is likely Australia’s biggest this year with the seizure of 1.2 tonnes of the said drug.

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TV Personality’s Struggle With Alcoholism – What We Can Learn

October 12, 2016

tv presenter admits to alcohol addictionNobody had a clue that this Australian TV personality was hiding a dark secret for several years, until one click of the wrong button revealed to the world her lifelong struggle with alcohol addiction. Four years later, she opened up about her story of addiction and recovery, and we look at what this might mean for us in the workplace. (more…)

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11 Dangerous Myths About Marijuana At Work

September 18, 2016

marijuana at workWith marijuana being legalised left and right, it is not surprising for the public to start believing that it is indeed not only not dangerous, but perhaps even beneficial to one’s health. That, however, is the farthest thing from the truth.

While Marijuana may not be as harmful as, say, harder drugs like ice, marijuana still carries with it a number of dangers, especially when you look at it in the context of the workplace.

In these days of legalised marijuana, so many myths about the drug abound. Let’s take a look at some of those dangerous myths about marijuana at work, including one that is a flat-out lie.


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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.