Safe railways for Australia

Industry drug and alcohol testing


These tables contain a summary of drug and alcohol testing conducted by industry.

Drug testing


Jul – Dec 2015 Jan – Jun 2016 Jul – Dec 2016 Jan – Jun 2017
Number of tests 8,829 16,062 15,203 17,597
Number of positive results 28 59 57 43
Rate (% of tests taken) 0.317% 0.367% 0.375% 0.244%

Details of scope and methods

Alcohol testing


Jul – Dec 2015 Jan – Jun 2016 Jul – Dec 2016 Jan – Jun 2017
Number of tests 43,847 109,144 155,968 204,348
Number of positive results 28 36 35 30
Rate (% of tests taken) 0.064% 0.033% 0.022% 0.015%

Details of scope and methods

Refusals


Jul – Dec 2015 Jan – Jun 2016 Jul – Dec 2016 Jan – Jun 2017
Number of refused drug & alcohol tests 5 5 10 8

Details of scope and methods