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Drug & Alcohol Testing

The Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 places a duty of care on a PCBU (person conducting a business or undertaking) to provide a
safe workplace.

The Act specifically states that the term “hazard” includes a situation where a person’s behaviour may be a source of harm, such as situations resulting from drugs or alcohol.

A person under the influence of unlawful drugs or alcohol at work may be a hazard in the context of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 and accordingly a drug/alcohol testing policy may be an appropriate hazard-management step. The standard that controls the procedures for specimen collection and the detection and quantity of drugs of abuse in urine is the AS/NZS 4308:2008. For more information about how TriEx Wellbeing can help you with your drug and alcohol policy, please download our flyer here.

Types of drug/alcohol testing:

  • Pre-employment testing
  • Post incident testing
  • Reasonable cause testing
  • Random testing
  • Monitoring

Employers who wish to implement any type of drug testing regime should ensure appropriate policies and/or changes in employment agreements are made to notify employees that drug testing may occur.  Once policy is created and implemented, drug testing should clearly be for a health and safety purpose, on reasonable notice, and should occur with due regard to the employee’s rights.

Can TriEx undertake drug testing outside normal business hours?

TriEx business hours are 8.30am to 5pm Monday to Friday and appointments can be made at our office during this time.

For further information please email enquiries@triex.co.nz or phone 0800 487 439.

TriEx Newsletter – July 2016

Please click here if you would like to read our July newsletter. This month we talk about drug and alcohol testing information, first aid specials, pre-purchase asbestos inspections and much more.

Auckland Occupational Health

Auckland Occupational Health Services

Our Auckland Occupational Health Services are available at our health assessment rooms in Auckland – conveniently located at 42 Green Lane East in Remuera – or we can come to your workplace. We are available for bookings of pre-employments, health checks, wellness assessments and more. Please find out contact details below.

Our ServicesAuckland Occupational Health Services with TriEx

Drug & Alcohol Testing

The behaviour of one person and its likely effect on another person is specifically included in the definition of ‘hazard’ in the Health & Safety at Work Act 2015. TriEx are able to carry our pre-employment, just cause, post incident and random drug tests either at our TriEx clinic or on your work site, subject to your drug and alcohol policy. Read more here.

Health Contracts

TriEx can support you with the supply of an on-site occupational health and safety service by way of a contracted nurse. Your nurse will assist you with meeting your occupational health obligations under the Health & Safety at Work Act 2015. Read more about health contracts here.

Hearing Testing

Hearing tests are required to be offered to employees if your workplace has noise levels exceeding 85db(A)Leq8 and workers are exposed for lengthened periods of time. Hearing tests document if your noise controls are effective and assist in the education of your tea. Learn more here.

Lung Function Testing

Lung function testing is recommended for employees who are exposed to contaminants in the air, such as fumes and dust that could affect lung function. Learn more here.

Pre-Employment Health Assessments

Pre-Employment health assessments help you assess the suitability of a candidate to complete the required tasks for a job. Read more here.

Vaccinations (Flu, Hep A & B)

TriEx have been running vaccination programmes in the workplace for many years assisting in keeping people healthy and safe at work. Workplace programmes include Hepatitis A & B and Flu Vaccinations. After a successful first year in 2016 we are offering flu vaccinations again in Auckland for 2017. For more information on flu vaccinations click here.

Workplace Wellness

Health & Wellness Assessments are designed to inform and increase employees’ awareness of cardiovascular risk factors. Assessments allow individuals to discuss blood pressure, glucose and cholesterol results and lifestyle choices with a registered nurse. CVD risk assessment and information of test results are recorded in a personal health booklet that employees keep for future reference.

Find Us

We are located conveniently at 42 Green Lane East, Remuera, Auckland

Auckland Occupational Health Services with TriEx

Contact us

For general Auckland occupational health enquires, call us on 0800 4 TRIEX (0800 487 439) or via our contact form here

Mobile Occupational Health Screening

Mobile Occupational Health Screening

Mobile Health Screening – saving you time and money

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We offer comprehensive occupational health services in a controlled environment. Our mobile health screening service contains a specialised noise reduced booth to ensure the integrity of hearing assessments. All services ensure full privacy for your employees.

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Services available in our mobile vehicle:

  • Hearing, lung function and vision testing
  • Flu Vaccinations
  • Hepatitis A & B Vaccinations
  • Wellness Assessments
  • Drug and Alcohol Testing

Benefits of mobile occupational health screening:

  • We come to your workplace, minimising downtime for your team (service currently covers the Christchurch and Mid-Canterbury areas).
  • Suitable for workplaces that don’t have quiet office space to enable hearing tests to be conducted in a specialised noise reduced booth
  • Great for construction, building and sub-trade clients
  • Employee privacy is guaranteed through a controlled environment

What our clients think of our mobile health unit:

“We have recently had all our staff undertake annual medicals with TriEx and this year we had the opportunity to have these conducted in TriEx’s mobile medical van. This made the co-ordination of medicals on each site extremely easy, it saved a lot of down time as our staff did not have to travel to their appointment. We are looking forward to using this excellent facility again next year.” Alena Taylor – Fulton Hogan Civil South

To speak to one of our health team about our mobile health service, please call 0800 487 439 or enquiries@triex.co.nz

Mobile Health Service, coming soon

*NB – actual mobile service arriving at your workplace may differ from the image above 🙂

We are very excited to announce the upcoming arrival of our newest TriEx addition — our mobile health service*. Many of our clients have expressed an interest in receiving mobile health services by us in the past, so we listened and it is on its way!

The mobile health service will offer on-site drug and alcohol testing, hearing and lung function testing, wellness assessments, flu vaccinations and more. We are hopeful this service will be available from August.

SURVEY – In the meantime, we’d love to hear from you with your thoughts or needs in regards to our mobile service. Please click here to complete our very short survey — thank you in anticipation.

Pre-employment medical assessments

Pre-Employment Medical Assessments

Pre-employment medical testing helps you assess the suitability of the person for the job and helps you meet your legal obligations.

Pre-employment medical testing helps minimise your recruitment and training costs because you pre determine the suitability of a candidate. This also reduces lost time on the job due to accidents and injuries that are prevented. Many of our clients find the pre employment screening service invaluable, the small investment paying off many times over.

Our medical assessments can help you:

  • Assess potential employees suitability for your role
  • Record baseline health status for newly appointed employees so pre-existing medical conditions are identified and not attributed to your workplace
  • Check candidates for drug & alcohol use
  • Record health status for an exiting employee, protecting you from future liability.

What’s involved?

Potential, current or exiting employees undergo a variety of testing procedures at our premises usually within 1 – 2 days of your request.

Tests for pre-employment medical testing can include:

  • A work related health questionnaire
  • An injury questionnaire
  • Hearing testing
  • Lung function testing
  • Vision testing
  • Physical flexibility including grip strength
  • Drug & alcohol testing (can include synthetic cannabinoids)
  • Blood pressure
  • Biological testing, eg blood lead levels.

For further information & pricing* please email enquiries@triex.co.nz or phone 0800 487 439.

 

Please note, charges will be made for any “did not show” “complex” or “late for” appointments

Occupational Health

Your Occupational Health

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Commitment to monitoring the impact of hazards on your employee’s health and adopting changes where required is key to your organisation’s hazard management.

Occupational health deals with protecting the safety, health and welfare of your people engaged in your workplace or employment.

It is supported by the provision of highly experienced clinical nurses and care: there to foster a safe and healthy work environment not only to employees but also their co-workers, family members, employers, customers, and many others who might be affected by the workplace environment.

Health Services include:

Asbestos Health Monitoring

TriEx offers asbestos health monitoring for employees who are exposed or potentially exposed to asbestos.

Contracts

TriEx understands your business has a variety of health and safety challenges your must manage. TriEx can support you with the supply of an onsite occupational health and safety service by way of a contracted nurse to assist you with meeting your occupational health obligations under the Health & Safety at Work Act 2015.

Drug and Alcohol Testing

The behaviour of one person and its likely effect on another person is specifically included in the definition of ‘hazard’ in the legislation. A person under the influence of unlawful drugs or alcohol at work may be a hazard in the context of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015, and accordingly a drug/alcohol testing policy may be an appropriate hazard-management step.

Ergonomic Assessments

The assessor will check the setup and dynamics of the person’s workplace to ensure that good ergonomic principles are employed and that the risk of injury is minimised. Our comprehensive report will specify practical solutions to reduce the risk of injury and make your workplace a healthier place to be.

Flu Vaccinations

TriEx have been running Influenza vaccination (Flu) programmes in the workplace for many years; assisting in keeping people at work and healthy during the winter months.

In addition, some workplace employees may be at higher risk of contracting disease due to the contaminants that their role exposes them to. We help to support and safe guard in relation to Hep A, Hep B and Tetanus.

Hearing Testing

Hearing tests are mandatory if your workplace has noise levels exceeding 85dBA. Hearing tests support you in meeting your legal obligations. It is recommended that hearing tests be carried out annually to comply with the Approved Code of Practice for the Management of Noise in the Workplace.

Lung Function Testing

Recommended for employees in Christchurch who are exposed to contaminants in the air that could affect lung function. Examples of harmful substances include; Isocyanates, dusts, solvents and other chemicals, and asbestos. Employees undergo a 15 minute lung function test usually at your workplace.

Mobile Occupational Health Screening

We offer comprehensive occupational health services in a controlled environment. Our mobile health screening service contains a specialised noise reduced booth to ensure the integrity of hearing assessments. All services ensure full privacy for your employees.

Pre-employment Medical Assessments

Pre employment medical testing helps you assess the suitability of the person for the job and helps you meet your legal obligations. It can help minimise your recruitment and training costs because you pre determine the suitability of a candidate to physically complete the tasks of the job.

Skin Assessments

Often staff are hesitant about going to their own doctor about a skin condition so to encourage awareness about skin, TriEx will come to see them at your workplace and refer if necessary.

Vision Testing

TriEx offers vision testing which is important for those who require precise vision for their work or excellent colour competency. Employees undergo a five minute vision test usually at your premises (or TriEx premises by arrangement). TriEx will take care of all future test scheduling and a full statistical and informative report on results is released to management.

Your Health Records

The purpose of Your Health is to give you access to your health records at any time. If you are part of an organisation that has your health testing monitored through TriEx you are welcome to contact us and request your information.

To speak to one of our occupational health team members, please call 0800 487 439 or email health@triex.co.nz

Home

Welcome to TriEx Health, Safety & Wellness

Your workplace deserves the best clinical team, advice and experience when it comes to Health and Safety.

TriEx core business is to provide services that ensure organisations comply with the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 delivered via best practise and robust, effective solutions.

You can expect that we will deliver to ensure that your employees return home in the same or in a healthier condition than they arrived at work for the ethical and fiscal peace of mind of your workplace.

All work is audited by our senior clinical team and your workplace will have a direct line to that team to assist with any issues. TriEx appreciates the hazards that your workplaces face and the effects on the human system are at the forefront of any occupational health nursing practice in New Zealand. We continue to challenge that knowledge for your benefit.

Pre-Employment Assessments, First Aid Training, Drug and Alcohol Testing, Asbestos Sampling and Contract Nursing are a sample of the services we provide.

Our head office is based in Christchurch, New Zealand with a second office in Auckland, and coverage throughout New Zealand. To learn more about our Auckland services click here, or National Provision, please contact us here.

Workplace First Aid Training

We provide a range of first aid courses from refreshers to comprehensive solutions. Learn more about what we offer and check our upcoming dates.

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All references to the Health & Safety in Employment Act 1992 on this website are currently being removed.

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TriEx is proud to be a national one stop shop provider of occupational health, safety & wellness solutions for New Zealand workers. Our head office is based in Christchurch with a smaller part of our team in Auckland. In addition we have mobile units covering the Auckland and Canterbury regions. Contact us if you would like to know more about our National Provision.

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Auckland Health Assessment Rooms

TriEx Auckland Health Assessment Rooms

Our Auckland Health Assessment Rooms are conveniently located within 42 Green Lane East, Remuera, Auckland and are available for bookings for pre-employments, health checks, wellness assessments and more.

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