Drug and Alcohol Policy


Maxion Building Services is committed to providing a safe workplace for all workers – including the responsibility of providing a working environment free from the effects of drugs and alcohol.

A person under the influence of drugs or alcohol constitutes a health and safety risk to all other persons in the workplace.

All individuals working at Maxion Building Services are expected to report fit for duty for scheduled work and be able to perform assigned duties safely without any limitations due to the use or after-effects of alcohol, illicit drugs, non-prescription drugs, or prescribed medications or any other substance.

Any employee that is either prescribed medication or is taking any prescribed medication that may affect their impairment must notify the employer prior to attending any further work.

The purpose of this policy is to:

  • Ensure that the workers can work in an environment free of alcohol and drug use or abuse and show responsibility and commitment to providing a safe and healthy workplace for all workers.
  • Ensure that the workers do not have a level of drugs on their body that exceeds the Australian/New Zealand Standard AS/NZ 4308:2008 ‘Procedures for specimen collection and the detection and quantification of drugs or abuse of urine’, or any levels in equivalent updates to that legislation.
  • Raise awareness on the adverse effects that involvement with alcohol or drugs can have in the workplace and accomplish the goal of alcohol and drug-free work environment.
  • Provide an opportunity to workers with a substance use problem to get well rather than provide grounds to terminate the employment; and
  • To emphasise zero tolerance for workers who arrive at work under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or whose ability to work is impaired in any way by the consumption of alcohol or drugs, or who consume alcohol or drugs on the premises.

When to perform D & A tests:

  • Pre-employment testing: A pre-employment drug test is mandatory, for individuals applying for high-risk roles, such as heavy machinery operators.
  • Random testing: Random tests will be done to 10% of employees quarterly.
  • Post-incident testing: When WorkSafe requires drug testing after a notifiable incident.
  • Post-incident testing: Compulsory drug tests will be done when there is asset damage, a driving incident, a work site incident, and when major medical treatment is required.

Managing Director

Charles Chen

Dated: September 2023

Operations Manager

Bowen Hao

Dated: September 2023