When you are looking to grow your small business, there are very few things which are better for this growth than using onsite drug and alcohol testing. Unlike with a large company, any employee missing from the day to day operations can seriously slow down the operations of the business. This means that onsite drug and alcohol screening is very time effective when you are looking to maintaining maximum output in your operations, but you still want to start implement employee screening procedures.
Now, we have talked about how small businesses can “dress for success” so to speak by acting like they have many more employees and therefore using employee drug and alcohol testing as part of this preparation and forethought process. However, there are some other benefits to using screening when you have only a small number of employees. In many companies, one or two employees committing fraud can drastically reduce the income of the business, even up to five figures a year, and this includes sole practitioner operations, such as chiropractors and specialized doctors.
Workplace drug testing laws only are enforced in specific industries, like the high hazard operations, and they are not necessarily considered important by many small business owners. Fortunately, alcohol and drug testing is still useful in these smaller operations, because they find and identify employees who are potentially affecting the local reputation of the company or who could eventually end up leading their own path down the fraud highway.
Fortunately, you do not have to send your employees to a laboratory in order to get them tested on a regular basis. This costs time and, in addition to paying for the regular testing fees, you will have to pay for the overhead costs of running the laboratory. Thanks to drug testing equipment from our sister company, CMM Technology, Mediscreen is able to provide onsite drug and alcohol screening at a far more reduced rate than otherwise. Mediscreen is accredited to carry out onsite urine drug testing to AS 4308. We are proud to say that our productivity is high, our onsite drug testing is accredited by NATA, and our costs are low because of our particular specialization.
If you think your small business would be interested in using onsite drug and alcohol screening, as opposed to laboratory testing in its usual form, call Mediscreen today and make an appointment: (+61) 1300 79 70 40.