(02) 8001 2535

(02) 8001 2535

Leading the Way
Workplace drug and alcohol services
Australasia-wide
Cause test results within the hour
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Drug and Alcohol Solutions Australia

DASA is proud to be leading the way in workplace drug and alcohol services throughout Australasia.   Whether your need is for testing, advice on your policy or ideas on how to communicate your workplace expectations, policies and procedures to your staff, DASA can help.   We have the experience, technical expertise and people to lead you to the right solution.

Our team of Health and Safety Professionals

Dr David Allen, occupational and environmental physician, brings over 25 years experience in workplace health to the team.   Dave has a unique understanding of how alcohol and other drugs impact not just the individual, but the workplace as a whole. He knows first-hand the increasing risk drugs and alcohol pose in the workplace. He also has vast knowledge and experience with the legal, regulatory and political dimensions of workplace drug and alcohol programs.   David Allen’s health professional approach combined with many years’ experience managing drug and alcohol issues in workplaces across Australia, enables DASA to lead the way with solutions that are right for the worker and right for the workplace – every time.

John De Mellow, medical scientist, has over 30 years experience in scientific technology, specifically in the area of drug testing equipment. John’s methodological expertise means DASA has a strong grasp of the practical aspects of drug and alcohol testing and a solid commitment to technical accuracy. Having worked for many years assessing and using drug testing equipment, John is readily able – and happy – to answer the technical questions. John’s proficiency in this field not only means DASA remains at the cutting edge of this fast moving industry but allows DASA to lead the way with technical know-how.

David and John are supported by a team of professionals with expertise in the areas of workplace health and safety, risk management, training and education, as well as occupational health nursing and quality management.   The depth and breadth of expertise in the team allows DASA to fully understand the complexities - and the challenge - drugs and alcohol pose in the workplace.   The team’s diversity means all aspects, and all stakeholders, are considered when developing drug and alcohol solutions and that services are delivered with excellence.    A well-rounded and highly experienced team ensures that DASA leads the way with smart solutions that work for you.

The DASA Commitment

At DASA, we are committed to excellence and to meeting the highest standards for drug and alcohol testing, training and consulting services.  Our quality management system is endorsed to ISO 9001 and we are certified to AS4760 for oral fluid collection and onsite testing.

We have a team of over 80 collectors to provide quality coverage Australasia-wide.   Our collectors are certified to Australian standards and share a commitment to privacy, confidentiality and attention to detail.   We are now proudly one of the largest providers of drug and alcohol services in Australasia.  read more...

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Network
Coverage
Turn-Around Time
Lab turn-around
Quality
Quality
Expertise
Expertise
Customer Focussed
Customer Focus
Coverage

With over 80 collectors situated in all major cities and towns across Australia and New Zealand, we are there when you need us.   Not only that, our 24 hour, national on-call service for post-incident or for-cause testing means we are there when you need us most.

Typically, our collector will be at your site, ready to test, within 30 to 60 minutes of receiving your call.

Our collectors are practiced, efficient and reliable.   All of them are certified to Australian Standards which means they not only conduct testing professionally, but are committed to providing the highest quality service every time.

Click here, to see the location of our collectors.

DASA - leading the way with one of the largest collector networks in the country. 

Lab turn-around

We understand that time is critical when conducting drug and alcohol testing. It’s important that testing happens in a timely manner, but often it is more important that results are received without delay.  Onsite screen results that are confirmed by a NATA accredited laboratory are critical to inform business decisions and determine the correct course of action. That’s why we utilise NATA labs with the fastest turn-around, providing a result the same day they arrive in the laboratory. This means at select locations a result can be obtained the same day as the has testing occurred.

Our collectors and administration staff share a commitment to privacy, confidentiality and attention to detail in all matters, but particularly in relation to results handling.

DASA – leading the way with rapid response for post-incident or for-cause testing, Australia wide.

Quality

Every day, we strive to provide the highest quality service to our customers. For us that means doing it right, every time…and when we don’t get it right, we find out why and fix it.

This commitment to quality underpins everything we do. It is evidenced in our ISO 9001 certified quality management system and our (Global Mark) certification to AS4760 for both oral fluid collection and on site testing of oral fluid.

But most importantly, for you, it means that we have made it our business to know about workplace drug and alcohol services … and to deliver those services to the highest standards possible. It’s an ongoing commitment and challenge…one we are proud to share with our customers.

DASA – leading the way with our commitment to quality.

Expertise

The DASA team of Dr David Allen and John De Mellow, provides a powerfully unique knowledge base, combining expertise in occupational medicine, scientific know-how and workplace health, safety and risk management.Our focus on health and safety not just enforcement provides a unique perspective in this area.

Because of their broad expertise, we can provide much more than just onsite testing services. Many of our clients value the detailed assistance and advice we give on a wide range of issues - policy development, communicating expectations, implementing policies, interpreting results, individual case management, as well as training staff in drug and alcohol issues.

These issues are complicated - at times delicate, sensitive, difficult - and always individual.   There is no standard solution for the drug and alcohol problems occurring in workplaces these days. That is why the expertise we have at DASA is so respected by our clients.

DASA – leading with way with expert advice and guidance.

Customer Focus

We understand that each workplace is unique. So while we may have expertise and experience in drug and alcohol services, you have the knowledge and understanding of the workplace, along with the responsibility.   That’s why our approach is to work in partnership with you. By working together, we can customise our service to truly meet your needs.   With us by your side, you can navigate any drug and alcohol issue confidently. That way, we both achieve the best possible outcome for the health and safety of your workplace

We take our commitment to our customers seriously and are always keen to hear what they think of us.   We are also happy to engage in service level agreements if requested – we have done so for many of our clients. If you are interested in discussing what such an agreement might look like for your organisation, contact us on (02) 8001-2535 or send an enquiry to info@dasa.net.au

DASA – leading the way in customer partnership.

Industries we service
Transport & logistics
Manufacturing & Warehousing
Construction
Mining & Energy
Government
Transport & logistics

Transport and Logistics are high profile and safety critical industries.  Its workers often undergo external testing from the police and the Roads and Traffic Authority especially if a serious accident has occurred. Therefore any prudent organisation needs to ensure they have a well-documented and effective drug and alcohol program in operation to mitigate these risks.  DASA has years of experience partnering with some of the largest organisations involved in national transport and logistics. We conduct thousands of for cause and post incident tests nationwide every year. DASA has considerable experience in assisting organisations to implement an effective and cost efficient Drug and Alcohol program, whether you are a large national or smaller local operation.

DASA leads the way in:


•    Advice on policy development to ensure it meets current best practice

•    Training for staff and managers in order to comply with HR requirements

•    Qualified and experienced staff including collectors who are directly employed by DASA

•    Fail safe 24/7 1300 on call co-ordination service

•    Dedicated on call collectors who can arrive within the hour for post incident and cause testing (2-3 hours regional)

•    Fast Laboratory confirmation, results 24-48 hours from arrival at the lab

•    Australia wide coverage even in remote areas


DASA’s medical, scientific and OHS expertise ensures a clear focus on health and safety. We can assist your organisation implement a cost effective program that meets your unique requirements.
If you would like to know more about DASA and how we can help with your organisation’s drug and alcohol program, email info@dasa.net.au or call us on
(02) 8001-2535.

Manufacturing & Warehousing

Manufacturing and warehousing can have a high rate of costly work-related injuries -in particular with regard to the operation of machinery and forklifts.  In order to maximise worker safety, minimise risk and potentially reduce workers compensation expenses, a Drug and Alcohol program may assist in identifying potential individuals at risk of injury or accident.  However there can be many stakeholders involved and negotiating an efficient and effective program can face many hurdles. DASA has considerable experience in assisting organisations implementing an effective and cost efficient Drug and Alcohol program that meets the needs and expectations of all stakeholders.


DASA leads the way in:


•    Advice on policy development to ensure it meets current best practice

•    Training for staff and managers in order to comply with HR requirements

•    Qualified and experienced staff including collectors who are directly employed by DASA

•    Fail safe 24/7 1300 on call co-ordination service

•    Dedicated on call collectors who can arrive within the hour for post incident and cause testing (2-3 hours regional)

•    Fast Laboratory confirmation, results 24-48 hours from arrival at the lab


DASA’s medical, scientific and OHS expertise ensures a clear focus on health and safety. We can assist your organisation implement a cost effective program that meets your unique requirements.
If you would like to know more about DASA and how we can help with your organisation’s drug and alcohol program, email info@dasa.net.au or call us on
(02) 8001-2535

Construction

The construction industry has a high rate of work-related injuries and is increasingly becoming more regulated. Drug and alcohol testing programs have been identified as useful tools in identifying   individuals that may be at risk of injury or accident. In addition recent regulatory changes such as the Federal Building Code 2013 have highlighted the need for organisations in the construction industry to be across their obligations in regard to drug and alcohol issues.  FWBC Policy from February 2016 requires implementation of drug and alcohol testing for workers involved in all projects that meet a threshold for Commonwealth funding. There are many challenges in this new regime including a workforce that may be mobile and located in small numbers at numerous locations.  DASA is experienced in assisting companies both large and small in implementing an effective and cost efficient program that meets these new obligations.


DASA leads the way in:


•    Advice on policy development to ensure you meet regulatory requirements

•    Training for staff and managers in order to comply with HR requirements

•    Best technology available including AS4760 compliant onsite devices with benzodiazepines

•    Fail safe 24/7 1300 on call co-ordination service

•    Dedicated on call collectors who can arrive within the hour for post incident and cause testing (2-3 hours regional)

•    Operational flexibility including the ability to test in any almost location at any time

•    Fast Laboratory confirmation, results 24-48 hours from arrival at the lab

•    Australia wide coverage even in remote areas


DASA’s medical, scientific and OHS expertise ensures a clear focus on health and safety. We can assist your organisation implement a cost effective program that meets your unique requirements.
If you would like to know more about DASA and how we can help with your organisation’s drug and alcohol program, email info@dasa.net.au or call us on
(02) 8001-2535

Mining & Energy

Managing risk is paramount in these high risk environments.  DASA has partnered with organisations in these sectors to provide high quality Drug and Alcohol programs that are efficient and cost effective.
The location of staff in remote sites requires innovative solutions to unique challenges. Our national network of collectors means you can be confident of a prompt response virtually anywhere in Australia. In addition to our 86 collectors nationwide DASA has also developed a close relationship with a network of clinic providers enabling continuity of service as well as flexibility. The personnel in these clinics are trained in DASA procedures and utilise the technology requested by our clients, providing potentially more economical options for services such as return to work testing.  DASA has considerable experience in assisting organisations to implement an effective and cost efficient Drug and Alcohol program that keeps up to date with current best practice.


DASA leads the way in:


•    Training for staff and managers in order to comply with HR requirements

•    Best technology available including AS4760 compliant onsite devices with benzodiazepines

•    Fail safe 24/7 1300 on call co-ordination service

•    Dedicated on call collectors who can arrive within the hour for post incident and cause testing (2-3 hours regional)

•    Operational flexibility including the ability to test in any almost location at any time

•    Fast Laboratory confirmation, results 24-48 hours from arrival into the lab

•    Australia wide coverage even in remote areas


DASA’s medical, scientific and OHS expertise ensures a clear focus on health and safety. We will assist your organisation implement a cost effective programme that meets your unique requirements.
If you would like to know more about DASA and how we can help with your organisation’s drug and alcohol program, email info@dasa.net.au or call us on
(02) 8001-2535

Government

DASA has been working with local councils to implement cost effective, high quality drug and alcohol programmes for over eight years.  We have also been servicing other government organisations, such as the Civil Aviation Services Authority (CASA), for many years.

We understand that government bodies are complex organisations providing a diverse range of services. Waste management, parks maintenance, libraries and child care all require unique solutions when applying an organisation-wide drug and alcohol policy fairly and consistently.  In addition, size and location often require innovative solutions to unique requirements.

We take the time to understand these unique requirements and we work with you to develop the right solution.   Whether it be drug and alcohol policy, education or testing, our understanding, partnership approach and flexibility mean we can easily customise our service to meet the many and varied needs of government organisations.

Over many years working with councils and other government bodies, we know that a drug and alcohol programme is more likely to be effective if it includes the following four elements.   These are critical to success and we work with you to ensure they are in place.

DASA leads the way in:


•    Effective education and training programme  

•    A clear focus on health and safety rather than social intervention 

•    Flexibility in the ability to test in any location at any time 

•    A well-documented quality audited process which is compatible with the council’s other processes 

 

If you would like to know more about DASA and how we can help with your organisation’s drug and alcohol program, email info@dasa.net.au or call us on 

(02) 8001-2535.

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Leading the way
2/2-6 Gladstone Street Merrylands NSW 2160
PO Box 213 Merrylands NSW 2160
02 8001 2535 | info@dasa.net.au