- Ensuring safe products & services
- Establishing a common language
- Globally aligned Australian standards
Guidelines designed to assist both industry and the public.
The Australian Standards (AS) are guidelines designed to assist both industry and the public in selecting quality products and services that meet minimum requirements. Products and Services independently tested and holding Australian Standards Certification can be relied upon to meet minimum industry determined standards, but are not legal standards as such.
When purchasing products and/or services, companies and government may require any product or service they purchase to hold the relevant Australian Standard.
For alcohol and drug testing, the relevant Australian Standards are:
Most industry users require alcohol testers to be AS Certified. Australian Police usually tender with AS Certification as a minimum requirement (to eliminate inferior instruments) but then have their own Police Laboratories test tendered instruments to far more stringent accuracy and reliability standards.
Sets out procedures for oral fluid specimen collection, storage, handling, on-site screening tests and, if required, dispatch to the laboratory. It also covers applicability of oral fluid for drug testing and general issues related to drug screening on-site and drug screening and/or confirmation in the laboratory.
The objective of this Standard is to ensure that the detection of drugs in urine meets the expectations for testing of specimens for medico-legal, workplace or court-directed purposes.
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