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Office 9/48 Oakdale Road
Gateshead NSW 2290
Australia

1300 HAYDEN

At HAYDEN, we pride ourselves in delivering friendly, professional services in: Workplace Testing, Staffing Solutions and International.

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Hayden offers a wide range of services that comply with work cover and Australian standards that ensure you, the employer, are meeting your ‘duty of care’ requirements. our services are cost effective, 24 hour and hassle free. All of our technicians are highly skilled in their field and continually undergo training to ensure their skills are up-to-date with the latest standards. Our mobile, custom built van allows us to complete all testing services, on your site! Saving you time and money by not having to send your staff off-site - 10 minutes and they are back at work.

 

WORKPLACE TESTING

HOW CAN HAYDEN MOBILE TESTING ASSIST YOUR ORGANISATION?
HAYDEN PROVIDE A FLEXIBLE, MOBILE ONSITE TESTING SERVICE. WE OFFER A RANGE OF SERVICES - DRUG AND ALCOHOL TESTING, HEARING (AUDIOMETRIC) ASSESSMENTS, NOISE ASSESSMENTS AND LUNG FUNCTION TESTING. OUR ONSITE TESTING VEHICLE IS EQUIPT WITH TWO HEARING BOOTHS, BATHROOM, CONSULTATION AREA AND AIR CONDITIONING FOR YOUR COMFORT.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OR TO REQUEST HAYDEN TO CONTACT YOU PLEASE PRESS THE CONTACT US TAB AT THE TOP RIGHT HAND SIDE AND A HAYDEN REPRESENTAIVE WILL BE IN CONTACT WITH YOU AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.  

 
 

 
 
SERVICES PROVIDED BY HAYDEN

 

DRUG AND ALCOHOL TESTING
We offer an on-site drug and alcohol testing option for your company that complY with all current Australian Standards. Our mobile testing vehicle is equipped with a consultation area, bathroom and air conditioning for your comfort. We offer a full Chain of Custody service for any non-negative sample that requires further testing by a lab.

Alcohol, Drugs & Chemicals v’s Performance Legal and illegal drugs can be broadly categorised as depressants, stimulants or hallucinogens. Many drugs, even in very low doses, can affect the capacity of an employee to carry out their duties safely.

Certain chemicals that are used in workplaces can also impair a person’s capacity to work safely and have a similar effect to illicit drugs. Where these are used, a strict hierarchy of hazard control should be employed and employees should be educated in the potential hazards.

Depressants Alcohol - Alcohol is the most commonly used depressant drug. It affects both mental and motor function. The effects vary depending on individual tolerance and in general women have a lower tolerance than men. There are many people who are professionally employed as drivers who are covered by blood alcohol restrictions.

The effects of alcohol on performance include:

• initial stimulation, euphoria • loss of inhibition • blurred vision • slurred speech • hangover-headache, shakiness, nausea and vomiting • in the longer term, damage to the brain, liver, heart and stomach. • impairment of co-ordination, judgment, intellectual capacity and ability to act quickly

Sedative hypnotics - These are used to reduce anxiety and sleeplessness. They cause drowsiness and impair motor coordination, judgment, reaction time and intellectual capacity. Sedative hypnotics include: • minor tranquillizers or benzodiazapines (on prescription) (valium, serepax) • barbiturates (on prescription) eg phenobarbitone.

Opiate analgesics - These drugs relieve pain and can impair the ability to drive and operate machinery. They cause nausea and vomiting, constipation and depress breathing. Users develop both a tolerance and dependence very quickly. They include: • opium (illegal) • morphine • heroin (illegal) • pethidine • methadone • codeine (on prescription or over the counter mixed with aspirin or paracetamol)

Stimulants - Stimulants are drugs that over stimulate and can elevate the mood and wakefulness but have a variety of negative side effects such as fatigue, restlessness, insomnia, confusion, aggression, poor judgment, tremors, increased blood pressure and heart rate. They include:

Amphetamines (illegal, or on prescription) Known as ‘speed’. Although amphetamines increase alertness and delay fatigue, actual performance can be impaired. In the short term unwanted effects include restlessness, palpitations, headache, tremors and sleeplessness. Longer-term use can produce paranoia and hallucinations.

Cocaine (illegal) Produces euphoria and excitement. Dose increases can cause anxiety, confusion, rapid pulse, convulsions, nausea and vomiting. Longer-term use can induce paranoid psychosis.

Caffeine (legal) Causes increase in metabolism and body temperature and can cause headaches, insomnia, fine tremors and impatient and aggressive behaviour. High dosage (above six cups of coffee per day) can cause chronic insomnia, persistent anxiety, depression and upset stomach.

MDMA (illegal) Also known as ‘ecstasy’, effects include an increase in blood pressure, pulse and confidence, sweating, teeth grinding, nausea, anxiety and paranoia. High doses can cause hallucinations, irrational behaviour, fits and vomiting. 18 Hallucinogens

Hallucinogens are capable of producing profound alteration of perception and thought processes. They include:

Cannabis (illegal) Known as pot, dope, marijuana and hashish. In the short term can impair motor coordination, short-term memory, tracking ability, sensory functions and perception. In the longer term it may cause impair immune responses (Can also be classified as a depressant).

LSD (illegal) Known as acid. Causes profound alteration to perception and sensory functions.

Antihistamines - Antihistamines are prescribed or purchased over the counter as allergy or cold remedies. Many can cause drowsiness and should not be mixed with alcohol.

Inhalants - Inhalants are liquid or aerosol products such as petrol, solvents or glues. These are sometimes deliberately used by individuals to get ‘high’ or can be inhaled inadvertently at work. The effects include drowsiness, disorientation, anxiety and tension, nausea and vomiting, sensitivity to sunlight, eye irritation and double vision. Inhalants can cause death from arrhythmia (irregular heart beat) or suffocation.

Pesticides Organophosphate - These chemicals can produce effects similar to tranquillizers, including blurred vision, drowsiness, slowed reaction time, headache, giddiness, confusion, ataxia, slurred speech and convulsions. These chemicals can also produce flu like symptoms and impairment of vision. When mixed with alcohol the effects are increased. Organochlorine pesticides In high doses these chemicals have a stimulant effect, producing poor coordination and excitability. Over exposure can cause violent convulsions, coma and death.

Solvents - Solvents are used to dilute solid chemicals and for cleaning. Solvents act as depressants. Effects include slowed reaction time, poor coordination, dizziness, headache, nausea, and tiredness. In higher doses exposure can cause confusion and reduced muscle strength (peripheral neuropathy). The effects can be compounded if an individual is exposed to a mixture of solvents. The adverse effects may be increased if mixed with alcohol.

PLEASE GIVE OUR FRIENDLY TEAM A CALL WITH ANY QUESTIONS YOU HAVE REGARDING DRUG & ALCOHOL 1300 HAYDEN.


HEARING TESTS
We offer an on-site testing option for your employees hearing testing that is compliant with Safework NSW code of practice for air conduction hearing tests. Hearing testing is required for any employee working in a noisy environment over 85 decibels and who are required to wear hearing protection. This is a requirement under Section 58 of Reducing Noise in the Workplace Act. Our mobile testing vehicle is equipped with two hearing booths allowing Hayden technicians to conduct two employees testing simultaneously, reducing the amount of downtime, you no longer have to send your staff offsite for hours at a time. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OR TO REQUEST HAYDEN to contact you PLEASE CONTACT US AND A HAYDEN REPRESENTAIVE WILL BE IN CONTACT WITH YOU AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.


NOISE ASSESSMENTS
HAYDEN PROVIDES TWO OPTIONS FOR NOISE ASSESSMENTS:

HAND HELD NOISE ASSESSMENTS:
This type of noise assessment is ideal for companies to test their decibel output or to target certain tools or specific equipment and machinery.
All noise assessments come with a full report with the findings, this will include the appropriate class of PPE required to operate the tool or equipment, frequency of testing required and the average decibels on the equipment tested.

FULL SHIFT NOISE ASSESSMENT:
This type of noise assessment is designed for companies to test a large areas. In order to establish any hazadous noise areas. That will require a handheld noise assessment in order to establish where the problem is coming from. All assessments come with a full report with the findings this will include the appropriate class of PPE required to operate the tool or equipment, frequency of testing required and the average decibels for that piece of equipment.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OR TO REQUEST HAYDEN to contact you PLEASE CONTACT US AND A HAYDEN REPRESENTAIVE WILL BE IN CONTACT WITH YOU AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.


LUNG TESTING
We offer you an on-site lung testing option in order to establish the health of your employees lungs and identify any irregularities.
This type of testing is required for any employees who are required to wear respirators on a regular basis.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OR TO REQUEST HAYDEN to contact you PLEASE CONTACT US AND A HAYDEN REPRESENTAIVE WILL BE IN CONTACT WITH YOU AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.


PRE-EMPLOYMENT MEDICAL
We understand our clients’ greatest asset are their employees. Healthy, happy staff have a positive impact on business and lead to strong workforce culture which leads to productive outcomes.
Reduced productivity has significant impacts on business both financially and operationally.
Pre-employment assessments ensure you are hiring healthy and physically capable staff when it comes to carrying out their roles without risk.
As part of your recruitment strategy, pre-employment assessments can improve safety performance by:
screening candidates prior to being employed
to best determine their physical suitability for the role
* Pre-Employment Medical assessments are a common requirement for high risk, physically demanding industries such as:
- Building & Construction
- Driving
- Civil
- Engineering
- Machine Operators
- And this list goes on
Our Basic Pre-employment Physical Assessments will provide you with a “Baseline” assessment.
Our Assessments will be conducted in conjunction with our business associate – Sharpe’s Physio and will include:
• Medical History Questionnaire
• Physical Fitness / Functional Capacity
• Musculoskeletal / Spinal Health
• Hearing (Audiometry)
• Lung Function (Spirometry)
• Weight
• Height
• Instant Drug and Alcohol Testing
• Respiratory System Examination
• Musculoskeletal assessment
It is a statutory requirement under AS/NZS 1269.4:2005 for workers who use personal hearing protectors to undergo an Audiometry Assessment before they commence employment or a minimum within 3 months of commencement then every two years. Our assessments will provide a baseline hearing test to limit liability for future hearing loss claims, and allow us to quickly identify any damage being caused through exposure.
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Musculoskeletal Assessment
A Musculoskeletal Assessment provides an evaluation of the condition and function of a worker’s musculoskeletal health, lifting capabilities and any injuries that may impact on their ability to safely perform the inherent requirements of their job.
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Spirometry Assessment (air flow)
A Spirometry Assessment measures the degree of airflow obstruction. This Assessment is often used to assess for asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and a number of other lung diseases.
 

 

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