Energy and Utilities

Energy and Utilities
Workers in the energy and utilities industry face unique and high-risk hazards in their work environment. When working with high-voltage wires or massive machinery there is absolutely no room for error. If your employees are not on top of their game at all times in these high-risk environments, they are seriously risking their lives. Employees who take risks such as drinking or using drugs are rarely aware of the impact that the harm to themselves has on the people that love and care for them. Through our drug and alcohol awareness education programs and a comprehensive and effectively planned random screening we can not only help to bring home to to the workers to understand the risks they are taking, but we can aim to positively influence the worker’s behaviour. Our statistics show that a well-executed program onsite random drug and alcohol testing program influences the behaviour of employees in a positive way and can reduce the pattern of drug and alcohol use in the workplace.

When working with electricity, there is no margin for error as even the smallest mistake can be fatal or cause severe and/or permanent injury.

The value of drug testing is therefore that it can reveal a pattern of drug use which may indicate the potential for serious adverse OH&S consequences.

Dr John Vine
Dr John Vine
Laboratory Director, Racing Analytical, Victoria