Transport Industry – Workplace Testing

The Transport Industry is one of New Zealand’s largest and most critical industries. A recent study published by Road Transport Forum NZ highlights that at present 91% of the total freight in New Zealand is transported via road. The study goes on to suggest that this figure will remain constant right through until 2042. Given the importance of the transport industry in New Zealand, Active Testing Solutions has established a fully bespoke testing regime for fleets throughout the country.

truck with freight moving fast

Unfortunately methamphetamine has pervaded all facets of New Zealand, from homes and holiday houses, to workshops and transport units. It is a scourge on society and we all have a part to play in trying to reduce the harm and negative effects that it has on our great country.

The New Zealand Transport Industry has done a fantastic job in developing workplace drug testing policies for drivers. Unfortunately however there are still cases of drivers testing positive for illicit and banned substances. So while anecdotally we are making positive gains in this sector, the issue still rears its head from time to time.

While transport companies are swift to take action when a driver has tested positive for drug use, it is only recently that an increasing number of companies have recognised the need to test their transport units. The reality is that the transport unit is a work place environment and as such it is essential that transport companies are ensuring that their trucks are free of methamphetamine contamination.

Active Testing Solutions has worked hard to establish a testing regime that is cost effective while meeting the Ministry of Health methamphetamine contamination recommendations as well as the NIOSH9111 testing methods. Our testing procedures are industry leading and offer complete peace of mind for transport companies. We will tailor a specific package for your unique needs and work with you to develop policies that will ensure the safety of your staff.

Key Value Propositions

  • Industry leading testing procedures
  • Cost effective
  • Ministry of Health compliant
  • NIOSH9111 compliant
  • Guaranteed three business day turnaround times
  • Fully bespoke package creation

So if Health and Safety is a key value of your company, give Active Testing Solutions a call today on 0800 005 321 and experience the highest level of methamphetamine testing available in New Zealand. We will deliver you exceptional service and complete peace of mind.

Here’s How It Works

1. Booking

ATS uses a state of the art booking system, but we understand that sometimes you just want to talk to a human being. With this in mind, you have the option of either booking your test online, or giving our friendly team a call. If access to the property requires that an agent is contacted, then ATS will make contact and arrange an appropriate time for the testing to occur. Following this, you will receive a confirmation email directly from our booking system which tells you everything that you need to know. If anything changes throughout the process, you will be kept fully up to date.

2. Sample Collection

Our trained and highly professional sample technicians will come to your location, survey the property and conduct the sample collection. At this stage, key aspects of the final report are also collected. This includes creating a floor plan, internal and external pictures of the property and the sample locations, surface types and anything unusual found on site that may indicate that manufacture has taken place. It is important to note that irrespective of the type of test that is being conducted, each swab will only be used once. This not only avoids the risk of cross contamination of the property, but ensures that we have a complete chain of custody from the sample location to the laboratory.

3. Same Day Shipping of Samples

The samples, along with all the necessary chain of custody paper work is then shipped directly to our Hamilton based and industry leading laboratory partners. Our laboratory partners are fully IANZ accredited and the methodology that is used at the labs ensures that all NZS8510:2017 requirements are met.

4. Results

At ATS we understand that this can be a stressful time which is why we take every possible step to get the results back to you as quickly as possible. With this in mind ATS, guarantees a three business day turnaround on all testing done. We do of course also have a next day service available at a small extra charge for those situations where getting the results back quickly means everything. The report that you receive is fully compliant with NZS8510:2017 and includes a full review of results with recommendations, a floor plan depicting sample locations, pictures of the property and the samples taken and a copy of the laboratory results.

5. Meth Is Found - What Now?

Firstly, don’t panic. ATS will walk you through every step of the process. First we will lay out exactly what the process that you may face will look like. Remember that at this early stage, the next steps can be very different and depend on the level of contamination discovered. ATS will also speak to any third party that you need us to. This often means talking to insurance companies, solicitors, landlords (when we have been working with the property manager) and any other person that you would like us to discuss the results with. We see this aspect of educating the client with exactly what the process will look like as extremely important. In our experience, providing you with the knowledge that you need, will significantly reduce the stress of dealing with meth contamination.