Visit Andatech on stand E19 for free consultation
Substance abuse is now commonplace in Australia with drug use recognised as a major health issue. Workplace safety is negatively impacted as a result.
Australian businesses lose an estimated $6 billion annually due to substance use-related productivity issues and 7.5% of hospital morbidity is related to alcohol consumption in the workplace.
Substance use and abuse play a significant role in work-related injuries and fatalities and contribute to adverse productivity outcomes such as absenteeism, lateness, a decrease in attention span, poor coordination, difficulty in comprehension and slower reaction time.
That’s why workplaces today are turning to solutions from Andatech, a 100% Australian owned company that designs, supplies, supports and services high quality alcohol and drug testing equipment with the widest range of Australian Standard-certified breathalysers in Australia.
Visitors to the Workplace Health & Safety Show from 23-24 May in Melbourne, can receive a free consultation from Andatech, on Stand E19, and go into the daily draw to win an AlcoSense Zenith+ industrial grade personal breathalyser worth $449.
For companies looking to set up drug and alcohol programs in their workplace, Andatech experts will provide a recommended tailored solution, taking into account their specific requirements, frequency/volume of testing desired and level of equipment needed.
Precision drug and alcohol testing equipment
Breathalysers from Andatech are designed for use in any workplace environment and include the Prodigy S hand-held device, which has a fast response time, easy to use touchscreen technology, an optional fast wireless Bluetooth printer and electrochemical fuel cell sensor.
Andatech’s Soberpoint 3 and Soberlive wall mounted units have a solid casing and are WiFi enabled so that test results can be sent to a computer, tablet or smartphone wirelessly. Soberlive provides automated reports, which suits larger workplaces.
In addition, on the stand will be two drug testing kits that provide saliva and urine testing with the saliva testing covering seven drug groups (DrugSense DSO7) and the urine test covering nine drug groups (DrugSense DSU9), both providing error-free results.
The nine drugs tested include: amphetamine, benzodiazepine, cocaine, methamphetamine/ice, opiates such as heroin and morphine, cannibus metabolites such as marijuana, buprenorphine, methadone and K2. DrugSense DSU9 can also detect alcohol and six adulterants.
Also on show will be the Andatech Sentry, a new baton breathalyser that can take 12 samples per minute and even get a reading from someone who is unconscious as passive testing without a mouthpiece can be undertaken. It can also double as a flashlight and has LED lighting in red, red blinking, white, and red/blue.
The new Sentry and a full range of Andatech breathalysers can be tried on the stand.
Exclusive product bundles will be available at the WH&S Show at special show prices and freebies, such as disposable breathalysers and drug test kits, will be given away during the course of the show (subject to availability).
Some more facts & figures:
In its 2007 study, the Australian Safety and Compensation Council reported that 2.5% of the workforce attends work despite being under the influence of illicit drugs.
Figures released by The Alcohol and Drug Foundation show that Australian businesses lose an estimated $6 billion annually due to substance use-related productivity issues.
According to the National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA), most work-related accident compensation claims come from workers who are absent for 12 weeks on average. These claims have a direct and indirect cost estimated at $60 billion per year.
Wheeldon through Integrity Sampling found that 300,000 workers in Australia in full-time employment, misuse drugs and alcohol at harmful levels, and that 57% of part-time and contractual staff have the same problem. 40% of the workforce population in the 35-55-year-old demographic tested positive for methamphetamine and 1 in 15 professional drivers in the State of Victoria tested positive for illicit drugs in 2016.
Andatech is a 100% Australian owned company that designs, supplies, supports and services safety and wellness products including high quality alcohol and drug testing equipment, and air quality products. The company has the widest range of Australian Standard-certified breathalysers in Australia, which are designed for personal use, in workplaces, at hospitality venues (wall mounted) and as car interlock devices. Drug testing kits cover saliva and urine testing of 7 drug groups providing error-free results. Air quality products include dehumidifiers, air purifiers, humidifiers and aroma diffusers. https://www.andatech.com.au/
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