Drug and alcohol testing to commence in the Melbourne Market
The MMA is committed to providing a safe and healthy work environment for all Market users.
When individuals are affected by drugs or alcohol, it can influence their fitness for work and can be a contributing factor in workplace incidents and injuries.
All persons entering the Melbourne Market site, must at all times, be fit for duty.
Market Operating Rules make clear that a person on Market Land must not have a blood alcohol content (BAC) over 0.00%, or be under the influence of prohibited drugs.
To support this stand on safety, the MMA will be engaging in random drug and alcohol testing in the Market, using a third-party testing provider.
Any persons who return a non-negative drug or alcohol test result will not be permitted to remain on Market Land and may also be subject to disciplinary action per the Market Operating Rules, including but not limited to being suspended from the Market. Any suspended persons will not be able to return to the Market until a negative test result is provided.
We understand you may have questions regarding drug and alcohol testing; a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) can be found on the MMA website. Please read through this document where you will find detailed information regarding drug and alcohol testing in the Market. Click here to access the Melbourne Market drug and alcohol testing FAQs.
Members of the MMA management team will make themselves available to answer any questions you may have. A consultation desk will be set up beside the Customer Service Centre between 5:30 am – 7:00 am on Wednesday 24th, Thursday 25th and Monday 28th of October. Any business principal or employee can have their questions answered on a confidential basis during these consultation periods.
We all have a duty of care to provide a safe working environment for ourselves, our fellow employees and every Market user, and we ask for your support on this vital safety issue.