drug & alcohol testing specialists


Drug Alcohol Testing Specialists ( DATS) is considered a trusted source for expert guidance in all matters of drug and alcohol testing. This high standard of professionalism enables our customers to create a complete and cost-effective drug free workplace environment.
Our purpose as a company is quite simple, we will provide you our valued partner, the very best service at an affordable price.

Mobile Onsite Drug Testing

24/7 drug testing including:

Pre employment drug testing
Random onsite drug testing
Post incident/accident drug testing
Just cause drug testing

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Management Consultation & Development

Our team can help guide you in your management of drugs and alcohol use in your business. We are highly experienced in the drugs and alcohol sector, providing top quality education and development to a range of businesses.

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Workplace Drug & Alcohol Testing

Drug Alcohol Testing Specialists (DATS) is always here to provide advice and support, helping you choose the correct pathway to drug and alcohol free working environment at competitive prices.

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Detailed Drug Reporting

Detailed drug reporting can be easily compiled based on site, period or provided cost centre, and sent to you to understand any trends or areas where additional testing or education may beneficial.

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Our Drug Testing Services

Wide Range of Drug Testing Services

Our range of services has been tailor made to meet your every need, no matter the size or location of your business and operations, we’re here to support you at every step along the away.

Sourcing the Best Drug & Alcohol Testers

Our unwavering adherence to the high industry standards required to operate, gives you the confidence to place your workplace Drug and Alcohol testing in our capable hands.

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Why Opt For Drug & Alcohol Testing?

It has never been more important to protect your business, customers and staff from the increasing use of ilicit drugs and substances both at home and, regretfully at an ever increasing and alarming rate in your work place or employee’s own home.

Data collected confirms that no single sector of industry can or should be complacent in dealing with this almost explosive pandemic use of substances once only whispered or at most dealt with in isolation. These are the most trying of times for each and everyone of us, and of course our most valued assets, our staff and employees. The added pressures faced by individuals have increased exponentially in a very short period of time, unfortunately this has coincided with a huge increase of elicit substances now easily available in all sectors of society.

Drug Alcohol Testing Specialists (DATS)  can be relied upon to offer you advice, support and education across all levels of your organisations structure. Our tailormade pathway approach to your specific and individual needs is more than a solution, its a partnership designed to offer you the support and recognition you are required to prove you have in place for you and your employees, as set out by the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015.

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Methods of Drug & Alcohol Testing

Urine Testing

The use of a urine test kit is a fast and simple solution that provides an initial result in minutes. Our fully qualified and empathetic staff have been trained to the highest of our industries standards to undertake this test process with care and dignity with you, our clients specific needs and wishes top of mind.

Oral Fluid (Saliva)Testing

Some companies use a saliva test. With this test, a sample of applicants' saliva is collected from inside their mouth. The saliva is then tested and can show drug use ranging from the last few hours up to a few days. Detects drug use in hours to days. Preliminary results are effective and onsite within minutes.

Alcohol Testing

Do not underestimate the effects and influences that Alcohol has on your work place across all demographics and ages groups. This easily and legally obtainable “drug” is by far and away the most prevalent cause of accident and injury in your work place, be it at a work function, a lunchtime breakaway or regretfully the arrival to work in an inebriated state.

Synthetic Drug Testing

Synthetic drug abuse is growing in popularity due to misconceptions about these drugs being safer than other drugs of abuse, or the thought that synthetic drugs can't be detected on a drug test.

Synthetic drug testing is an effective substance abuse prevention measure.

Hair follicle Testing

Hair follicle screening offers advanced technology  in detecting the  history of past and current  drug use.

It is more commonly used in pre-employment drug testing but also can be used in custodial and p cases.  Hair follicle testing can detect up to 90 days and further possibly detecting  up to 12 months  of drug use and / or abuse.

Meth Testing

Methamphetamine use is on the rise. Unfortunately, it may be present in your rental or new purchase . A carefully crafted meth-testing program can help protect against the impact of meth abuse in your rental. Most results are available within 2 working days of sampling or a faster turn around can be arranged upon request (within 24hrs) at the laboratory if needed.

Russell Scott - Owner/Director

I started working in the Drug and Alcohol sector back in 2006. I’ve had a lifelong joinery as a player and coach of Rugby across too many years to admit, and now offer my family a kind word of support in their own developing love of the game. The friendships and relationships I have been fortunate to develop thru Rugby have transferred into the success we are now enjoying with DATS. I’m excited to be the co-owner of such as a rapidly developing brand. I know we have the services to meet your organisation’s needs, please contact us for a no obligations discussion towards a tailormade solution.

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Alastair McNeill - Owner/Director

I’ve been close friends and a work colleague of Russell’s for several years. I have a background in the construction sector as a supplier and owner of construction equipment for the past 16 years. I have also held various positions in sectors as varied as Agriculture, Airline Management and Travel and Tourism. I am a passionate believer in service and commitment to a client’s needs, these are I am pleased to advise, at the core of our company’s offerings.
I look forward to being of service to you.

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Who are we?

About Drug & Alcohol Testing Specialists

Established through the need for excellence in the industry and through the frustration of others, DATS have been operating and supporting our constantly expanding customer base. We take pride in our customer service, and the business relationships we build with them. Our senior management with a combined 20 years of experience in this field pioneered the path for on site drug and alcohol testing in particular in the South Island as well as further afield.  Our specialists have a wide and enviable knowledge base and are held in high regard by industry peers and associates. Our personable service and the relationships we have developed with our existing clientele will give you the confidence to make the call and contact us.

Quality & Service First


High quality Customer support for all of testing services


Prompt attendance onsite for all testing requirements


Prompt response to all inquiries


Technical support and advice


Assistance and support in interpreting drug test results

By engaging the services of DATS into your business, you are creating an environment that is transparent both in your relationships with your clients and the health, safety, and wellbeing of your staff.  Reporting of all results will be directed to approved personnel only and any anomalies discussed before further analysis is undertaken.

Our high standard of professionalism enables us to help you create a complete and cost effective drug free workplace environment.  A crucial element is our rigorous quality control in the products that we recommend and use.

Frequently asked questions

We highly value our customers and consider ourselves not only your provider, but also your partner in workplace drug and alcohol testing. No matter the size of your business, we are here to support you every step of the way. And that includes a transparent process. Here are some questions you may have but if there is anything you want to know, please just ask us.


Drug & Alcohol Education & Advice

Management and employee awareness Training

Substance misuse and abuse  has an enormous impact on private lives, personal relationships, and people’s workplaces.

Drugs and alcohol contribute to lost working days and reduced productivity, costing the country  billions of dollars. Poor decisions, impaired judgement, and reduced awareness can all lead to injuries; all it takes is just one person in a workplace affected by drugs or alcohol to put everyone at risk.

This course will make your workplace safer, increase productivity, and save money by raising awareness of the effects that drugs and alcohol have on an individual, their colleagues, and the wider workplace and their families . More importantly it will give you great tools to manage the risk within your work place.

Drug and Alcohol Abuse awareness training for Managers and Supervisors

Drug and Alcohol awareness for Managers and Supervisors discuss the various forms of substance abuse that are typically found in the workplace, how managers and supervisors can detect substance abuse problems, and what they should and shouldn’t do if they discover a worker or employee with a substance abuse issue or  problem. Topics covered but not limited to include:


How substance abuse can affect a workplace.


The role of education and testing in a work place


Laws and regulations related to substance use or abuse.


How to help create an alcohol and drug-free workplace.