Last September, the Australian government introduced higher workplace safety standards for construction sites by requiring building contractors on projects funded by the Australian Government to manage the risks of drug and alcohol impairment. These requirements are contained in the Building Code 2013.

To help ensure that no person attends work under the influence of drugs or alcohol, all building contractors covered by the Building Code are now required to ensure their workplace health, safety and rehabilitation system reflects how they will manage drugs and alcohol in the workplace. As part of the…