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Alcohol Breathalysers and Drug Testing Resources

Alcohol Interlock FAQ: All you need to know

Alcohol Interlock FAQ: All you need to know

Car interlocks, also referred to as alcohol interlocks, are breathalysers that restrict drivers from starting a car engine unless an alcohol breath test is passed. In this blog post, we set the record straight on alcohol interlocks and answer some frequently asked questions on these devices.

Alcohol Interlock FAQ: All you need to know

Car interlocks, also referred to as alcohol interlocks, are breathalysers that restrict drivers from starting a car engine unless an alcohol breath test is passed. In this blog post, we set the record straight on alcohol interlocks and answer some frequently asked questions on these devices.

787 NSW drivers caught drink/drug driving on Australia Day

787 NSW drivers caught drink/drug driving on Australia Day

The long Australia Day weekend saw over 300 major crashes resulting in 110 injuries and 4 fatalities, according to NSW police.

787 NSW drivers caught drink/drug driving on Australia Day

The long Australia Day weekend saw over 300 major crashes resulting in 110 injuries and 4 fatalities, according to NSW police.

Ensuring Aviation Safety: Drug and Alcohol Management Plans

Ensuring Aviation Safety: Drug and Alcohol Management Plans

The Civil Aviation Safety Authority has produced guidelines for preparing a holistic drug and alcohol management plan. Here, we discover how these plans help ensure safety within the industry.

Ensuring Aviation Safety: Drug and Alcohol Management Plans

The Civil Aviation Safety Authority has produced guidelines for preparing a holistic drug and alcohol management plan. Here, we discover how these plans help ensure safety within the industry.

The best personal breathalysers as rated by customers

The best personal breathalysers as rated by customers

Explore Andatech’s most highly rated personal breathalysers to help you decide which breathalyser suits your alcohol breath testing needs.

The best personal breathalysers as rated by customers

Explore Andatech’s most highly rated personal breathalysers to help you decide which breathalyser suits your alcohol breath testing needs.

Drug driving: How different drugs affect driving skills

Drug driving: How different drugs affect driving skills

Although all drugs impair a person’s ability to drive, some substances are more potent than others, making it far more dangerous to drive, risking your life and those around you.

Drug driving: How different drugs affect driving skills

Although all drugs impair a person’s ability to drive, some substances are more potent than others, making it far more dangerous to drive, risking your life and those around you.

Avoid believing these breathalyser myths

Stop kidding yourself: Breathalyser myths debunked

Learning the truths behind common breathalyser myths and gaining a deeper understanding into how breathalysers work could be what keeps you out of trouble so you can enjoy life responsibly.

Stop kidding yourself: Breathalyser myths debunked

Learning the truths behind common breathalyser myths and gaining a deeper understanding into how breathalysers work could be what keeps you out of trouble so you can enjoy life responsibly.

Victoria recorded 296 lives lost on roads in 2023

Victoria recorded 296 lives lost on roads in 2023

Last year, Victoria recorded nearly 300 deaths on the road, making it the most lethal year in 15 years.

Victoria recorded 296 lives lost on roads in 2023

Last year, Victoria recorded nearly 300 deaths on the road, making it the most lethal year in 15 years.

Australia’s Sobering Alcohol Safety Trends in 2023

Australia’s Sobering Alcohol Safety Trends in 2023

2023 saw alarming drink driving cases in Australia, with police detecting alcohol every 73 breathalyser tests on a Melbourne freeway, alcohol-induced deaths on the rise and 1 in 10 NSW drivers admitting to drink driving.

Australia’s Sobering Alcohol Safety Trends in 2023

2023 saw alarming drink driving cases in Australia, with police detecting alcohol every 73 breathalyser tests on a Melbourne freeway, alcohol-induced deaths on the rise and 1 in 10 NSW drivers admitting to drink driving.

97% of workplaces are unprepared for EHS risks

97% of workplaces are unprepared for EHS risks

The 2024 Global EHS readiness report found that 97% of organisations are not ready for EHS risks. This blog post discovers the statistics of EHS readiness, how it's calculated and how it can be improved.

97% of workplaces are unprepared for EHS risks

The 2024 Global EHS readiness report found that 97% of organisations are not ready for EHS risks. This blog post discovers the statistics of EHS readiness, how it's calculated and how it can be improved.

Victoria decriminalises public drunkenness: effects on safety

Victoria decriminalises public drunkenness: effects on safety

The new law, which started in November 2023, saw Victoria decriminalise public drunkenness and replace it with a ‘health-based response’ to help intoxicated people contact friends or family members and...

Victoria decriminalises public drunkenness: effects on safety

The new law, which started in November 2023, saw Victoria decriminalise public drunkenness and replace it with a ‘health-based response’ to help intoxicated people contact friends or family members and...

Exploring the rise in alcohol-induced deaths in Australia

Exploring the rise in alcohol-induced deaths in Australia

The 2023 report by the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education found an alarming upward trend in alcohol-induced deaths in Australia. Here, we explore the numbers and what it could mean for Australia.

Exploring the rise in alcohol-induced deaths in Australia

The 2023 report by the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education found an alarming upward trend in alcohol-induced deaths in Australia. Here, we explore the numbers and what it could mean for Australia.

Cut-off levels for saliva and urine drug test kits in Australia - Andatech

Cut-off levels for saliva and urine drug test kits in Australia

The outcomes of a drug screening test depend on the cut-off levels of drug test kits, as laid out in AS/NZS4760:2019 and AS/NZS4308:2008.

Cut-off levels for saliva and urine drug test kits in Australia

The outcomes of a drug screening test depend on the cut-off levels of drug test kits, as laid out in AS/NZS4760:2019 and AS/NZS4308:2008.

Can $1B boost in road safety curb alcohol-related crashes?

Can $1B boost in road safety curb alcohol-related crashes?

In light of the increased funding announced by the Australian government, we look at the effects this could potentially have on road safety and alcohol road safety.

Can $1B boost in road safety curb alcohol-related crashes?

In light of the increased funding announced by the Australian government, we look at the effects this could potentially have on road safety and alcohol road safety.

Is workplace drug testing mandatory?

Is workplace drug testing mandatory?

Workplace drug testing usually happens before employment, during cases of suspicion and sometimes at random. We discuss why it happens and what you should know about workplace drug testing.

Is workplace drug testing mandatory?

Workplace drug testing usually happens before employment, during cases of suspicion and sometimes at random. We discuss why it happens and what you should know about workplace drug testing.

Using the workplace for alcohol and drug abuse intervention

Using the workplace for alcohol and drug abuse intervention

The abuse of drugs and alcohol is a prevalent problem in Australia that leads to a number of different societal problems that could potentially damage the fabric of society. If...

Using the workplace for alcohol and drug abuse intervention

The abuse of drugs and alcohol is a prevalent problem in Australia that leads to a number of different societal problems that could potentially damage the fabric of society. If...

Breathalysers to help solve NSW's drink driving dilemma

Breathalysers to help solve NSW's drink driving dilemma

A recent report showed that more than 1 in 10 drivers in New South Wales admitted to drink driving. We uncover the impact it could have on Australian Road Safety and potential solutions to this age-long issue.

Breathalysers to help solve NSW's drink driving dilemma

A recent report showed that more than 1 in 10 drivers in New South Wales admitted to drink driving. We uncover the impact it could have on Australian Road Safety and potential solutions to this age-long issue.

Australians choose wine over beer: road safety implications

Australians choose wine over beer: road safety implications

Recent trends in Australian drinking patterns reveal an 80-year low in beer drinking, as Australians now prefer wine and spirits. What could this mean for road safety?

Australians choose wine over beer: road safety implications

Recent trends in Australian drinking patterns reveal an 80-year low in beer drinking, as Australians now prefer wine and spirits. What could this mean for road safety?

Fentanyl use in Australia and how to detect its use

Fentanyl use in Australia and how to detect its use

This blog post explores one of the fastest rising street drugs in Australia, its dangers and how you can detect fentanyl use among individuals to promote a safer environment.

Fentanyl use in Australia and how to detect its use

This blog post explores one of the fastest rising street drugs in Australia, its dangers and how you can detect fentanyl use among individuals to promote a safer environment.

Breathalyser FAQs

Breathalyser FAQs: All you need to know about breathalysers

All your questions about breathalysers and how they work are answered in this in-depth breakdown of frequently asked questions about breathalysers.

Breathalyser FAQs: All you need to know about breathalysers

All your questions about breathalysers and how they work are answered in this in-depth breakdown of frequently asked questions about breathalysers.

Drugs and alcohol at the workplace: Preventing the dangers

Drugs and alcohol at the workplace: Preventing the dangers

In conjunction with National Safe Work Month, we reflect on the real-life dangers of working under the influence of alcohol and drugs in Australia and how it spells catastrophe.

Drugs and alcohol at the workplace: Preventing the dangers

In conjunction with National Safe Work Month, we reflect on the real-life dangers of working under the influence of alcohol and drugs in Australia and how it spells catastrophe.

Why mining companies are turning to saliva drug test kit

Why mining companies are turning to saliva drug test kits

Despite urine drug test kits previously being preferred in mining sites, the benefits brought about by oral or saliva drug test kits have now been realised, making them the wiser choice when conducting drug testing at workplaces.

Why mining companies are turning to saliva drug test kits

Despite urine drug test kits previously being preferred in mining sites, the benefits brought about by oral or saliva drug test kits have now been realised, making them the wiser choice when conducting drug testing at workplaces.

Five best drug test kits for home or workplace use

Five best drug test kits for home or workplace use

Whether to be used at home or at the workplace, Andatech has compiled a list of five of the best urine and saliva drug test kits to be used at home or even at the workplace.

Five best drug test kits for home or workplace use

Whether to be used at home or at the workplace, Andatech has compiled a list of five of the best urine and saliva drug test kits to be used at home or even at the workplace.

Best car breathalysers and alcohol interlock

Best car breathalysers and alcohol interlocks

Having a breathalyser in your car is a handy tool to deter the practice of drink driving to ensure safety on the road at all times.

Best car breathalysers and alcohol interlocks

Having a breathalyser in your car is a handy tool to deter the practice of drink driving to ensure safety on the road at all times.

Medical cannabis at the workplace: An employer’s viewpoint

Medical cannabis at the workplace: An employer’s viewpoint

This guide answers questions regarding the use of medical marijuana or cannabis at the workplace and how employers can respond to its increased use.

Medical cannabis at the workplace: An employer’s viewpoint

This guide answers questions regarding the use of medical marijuana or cannabis at the workplace and how employers can respond to its increased use.

Best breaathalysers for workplace safety

Best breathalysers for workplaces

Creating a safer workplace begins by ensuring that all employees refrain from alcohol and drugs during working hours to avoid the risks of working under the influence. This is where helpful tools like workplace breathalysers come into play. Here, we explore five of the best breathalysers for workplaces.

Best breathalysers for workplaces

Creating a safer workplace begins by ensuring that all employees refrain from alcohol and drugs during working hours to avoid the risks of working under the influence. This is where helpful tools like workplace breathalysers come into play. Here, we explore five of the best breathalysers for workplaces.

What is breathalyser calibration and how is it done?

What is breathalyser calibration and how is it done?

Regular breathalyser calibration ensures reliable breath alcohol data for the proper execution of alcohol and drug testing policy in the workplace.

What is breathalyser calibration and how is it done?

Regular breathalyser calibration ensures reliable breath alcohol data for the proper execution of alcohol and drug testing policy in the workplace.

Drug test kits for workplace use

Urine and saliva drug testing: FAQs

Drug screening is usually carried out by employers, law enforcement officials, medical practitioners or privately in your home. In this blog post, we explore commonly asked questions about urine and saliva drug testing.

Urine and saliva drug testing: FAQs

Drug screening is usually carried out by employers, law enforcement officials, medical practitioners or privately in your home. In this blog post, we explore commonly asked questions about urine and saliva drug testing.

How long does alcohol stays in your body?

How long does alcohol stays in your body?

After consuming alcohol, you are still likely to record a BAC reading even in the morning after drinking. By keeping a breathalyser handy, you’ll be able to accurately estimate your BAC to help you make more informed decisions.

How long does alcohol stays in your body?

After consuming alcohol, you are still likely to record a BAC reading even in the morning after drinking. By keeping a breathalyser handy, you’ll be able to accurately estimate your BAC to help you make more informed decisions.

Underage drinking: What parents should know

Underage drinking: What parents should know

Earlier this year, health groups called the attention of Victoria State Government on a loophole found in the state laws.  According to Victoria’s current legislation, children under the age of...

Underage drinking: What parents should know

Earlier this year, health groups called the attention of Victoria State Government on a loophole found in the state laws.  According to Victoria’s current legislation, children under the age of...

Why choose Andatech?

Why choose Andatech?

A household name in breathalysers, we look at what sets Andatech apart from the crowd and why you should choose Andatech for your safety.

Why choose Andatech?

A household name in breathalysers, we look at what sets Andatech apart from the crowd and why you should choose Andatech for your safety.

What happens when you drink alcohol on an empty stomach?

What happens when you drink alcohol on an empty stomach

Drinking alcohol can have instant effects on one's behaviour but consuming it on an empty stomach can have far more detrimental effects, especially if done on a regular basis.

What happens when you drink alcohol on an empty stomach

Drinking alcohol can have instant effects on one's behaviour but consuming it on an empty stomach can have far more detrimental effects, especially if done on a regular basis.

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Urine vs Saliva drug test kits

Urine and saliva drug test kits are two of the most common methods for drug testing used at the workplace. Both methods of drug testing come with their own pros and cons. Choosing between the two depends on your drug testing requirements.

Urine vs Saliva drug test kits

Urine and saliva drug test kits are two of the most common methods for drug testing used at the workplace. Both methods of drug testing come with their own pros and cons. Choosing between the two depends on your drug testing requirements.

How to deal with a colleague drinking at work?

How to deal with a colleague drinking alcohol at work?

Drinking at the workplace can be a sign of a deeper problem, alcohol addiction. Not only does it endanger the well-being of the colleague in question, but it could also put the lives of other employees at risk.

How to deal with a colleague drinking alcohol at work?

Drinking at the workplace can be a sign of a deeper problem, alcohol addiction. Not only does it endanger the well-being of the colleague in question, but it could also put the lives of other employees at risk.

Educating employees on drugs and alcohol at work

Educating employees on drugs and alcohol at work

This blog post discusses the first crucial step to ensuring a safer and more productive workplace: efficient education that will, in turn, empower employees and the workforce to make smart decisions and how breathalysers and drug test kits help aid an alcohol and drug free workplace.

Educating employees on drugs and alcohol at work

This blog post discusses the first crucial step to ensuring a safer and more productive workplace: efficient education that will, in turn, empower employees and the workforce to make smart decisions and how breathalysers and drug test kits help aid an alcohol and drug free workplace.

Understanding breathalyser false positives

How breathalyser false positives happen

False positives on breathalysers can spell legal trouble for the test subject. Understanding how false positives occur can help minimise their occurrences and ensure accurate results.

How breathalyser false positives happen

False positives on breathalysers can spell legal trouble for the test subject. Understanding how false positives occur can help minimise their occurrences and ensure accurate results.

How alcohol addiction affects your mental health

How alcohol addiction affects your mental health

Alcohol use disorder affects millions of Australians and is one of the country's most treated addiction. The disease can cause a multitude of mental health issues which need to be addressed.

How alcohol addiction affects your mental health

Alcohol use disorder affects millions of Australians and is one of the country's most treated addiction. The disease can cause a multitude of mental health issues which need to be addressed.

Pre-employment drug testing: Screening candidates for a drug-free workplace

Pre-employment drug testing: Screening candidates for a drug-free workplace

To maintain a safe working environment, employers conduct pre-employment drug testing to screen candidates before joining the workforce. Here’s what you need to know about the procedure.

Pre-employment drug testing: Screening candidates for a drug-free workplace

To maintain a safe working environment, employers conduct pre-employment drug testing to screen candidates before joining the workforce. Here’s what you need to know about the procedure.

The history of breathalysers

The history of breathalysers

Alcohol testing has been around for nearly 100 years, and the invention of breathalysers revolutionised alcohol testing, making it easier to ensure sobriety anytime and anywhere.

The history of breathalysers

Alcohol testing has been around for nearly 100 years, and the invention of breathalysers revolutionised alcohol testing, making it easier to ensure sobriety anytime and anywhere.

Breathalyser FAQs

Breathalyser calibration FAQs: Your questions answered

Discover the essential FAQs about breathalyser calibration in our latest blog post, where we provide insight and information into maintaining your breathalyser’s accuracy at all times.

Breathalyser calibration FAQs: Your questions answered

Discover the essential FAQs about breathalyser calibration in our latest blog post, where we provide insight and information into maintaining your breathalyser’s accuracy at all times.

How does a urine drug test kit work?

How does a urine drug test kit work?

Urine drug test kits are among the most popular ways to test subjects for drugs due to their convenience, accuracy and ease of use. Here, we’ll discuss how it works and why they’re popular.

How does a urine drug test kit work?

Urine drug test kits are among the most popular ways to test subjects for drugs due to their convenience, accuracy and ease of use. Here, we’ll discuss how it works and why they’re popular.

Best practices for breathalyser accuracy

Best practices for breathalyser accuracy

Many people still doubt the accuracy of breathalysers despite being used by law enforcement, employers, medical officials, and everyday individuals. In this blog post, we dive into factors that affect breathalyser accuracy and what you can do to increase its reliability.

Best practices for breathalyser accuracy

Many people still doubt the accuracy of breathalysers despite being used by law enforcement, employers, medical officials, and everyday individuals. In this blog post, we dive into factors that affect breathalyser accuracy and what you can do to increase its reliability.

Why drugs and alcohol are a dangerous combination

Why drugs and alcohol are a dangerous combination

Discover the health risks of combining drugs and alcohol in our latest blog post and how preventive measures in the form of breathalysers and drug test kits can help save lives.

Why drugs and alcohol are a dangerous combination

Discover the health risks of combining drugs and alcohol in our latest blog post and how preventive measures in the form of breathalysers and drug test kits can help save lives.

Why breathalysers are becoming more popular?

Why breathalysers are becoming more popular?

With drink driving continuing to be a major concern in Australia, personal breathalysers are becoming increasingly popular as a way for individuals to monitor their blood alcohol content.

Why breathalysers are becoming more popular?

With drink driving continuing to be a major concern in Australia, personal breathalysers are becoming increasingly popular as a way for individuals to monitor their blood alcohol content.

What affects the accuracy of drug test kits

What affects the accuracy of drug test kits?

As drug test kits become an integral part of workplace safety, law enforcement and other fields of work, we take a look at how accurate a drug test kit really is and the factors that affect its accuracy.

What affects the accuracy of drug test kits?

As drug test kits become an integral part of workplace safety, law enforcement and other fields of work, we take a look at how accurate a drug test kit really is and the factors that affect its accuracy.

How breathalysers aid in treating alcoholism

How breathalysers aid in treating alcoholism

Going through an alcohol addiction can be among the most trying times for both the patient and their loved ones. Here, we discuss how breathalysers can aid a patient going through alcohol addiction and how they can beat it.

How breathalysers aid in treating alcoholism

Going through an alcohol addiction can be among the most trying times for both the patient and their loved ones. Here, we discuss how breathalysers can aid a patient going through alcohol addiction and how they can beat it.

The ethics of breathalyser usage: balancing privacy and safety concerns

The ethics of breathalyser usage: Balancing privacy and safety concerns

The implementation of alcohol breath tests has become an integral tool in maintaining public safety. However, their usage raises important ethical questions regarding privacy, civil liberties and the potential for abuse.

The ethics of breathalyser usage: Balancing privacy and safety concerns

The implementation of alcohol breath tests has become an integral tool in maintaining public safety. However, their usage raises important ethical questions regarding privacy, civil liberties and the potential for abuse.

Common misconceptions about breathalysers

Common misconceptions about breathalysers: Separating fact from fiction

Although breathalysers are widely used throughout Australian society, many people may not be able to tell fact from fiction when it comes to breathalyser use. Here are some common misconceptions about alcohol testing and the truth behind them.

Common misconceptions about breathalysers: Separating fact from fiction

Although breathalysers are widely used throughout Australian society, many people may not be able to tell fact from fiction when it comes to breathalyser use. Here are some common misconceptions about alcohol testing and the truth behind them.

The role of breathalysers in workplace safety

The role of breathalysers in workplace safety: Ensuring sobriety on the job

With over $60 billion worth of claims caused by substance use-related injuries at the workplace, ensuring safety on the job is paramount. Breathalysers can help ensure sobriety wherever you are.

The role of breathalysers in workplace safety: Ensuring sobriety on the job

With over $60 billion worth of claims caused by substance use-related injuries at the workplace, ensuring safety on the job is paramount. Breathalysers can help ensure sobriety wherever you are.

The cost of an interlock breathalyser

The true cost of an interlock breathalyser

Having a mandatory alcohol interlock order will cost more than money. In this blog post, we discuss the different costs of installing the device in your vehicle.

The true cost of an interlock breathalyser

Having a mandatory alcohol interlock order will cost more than money. In this blog post, we discuss the different costs of installing the device in your vehicle.

What can a saliva drug test kit detect?

What can a saliva drug test kit detect?

Andatech saliva drug test kits can detect up to eight major drug groups through a single test, delivering results quickly and accurately.

What can a saliva drug test kit detect?

Andatech saliva drug test kits can detect up to eight major drug groups through a single test, delivering results quickly and accurately.

The benefits of owning a personal breathalyser

The benefits of owning a personal breathalyser: Keeping yourself and others safe

Personal breathalysers give drinkers peace of mind, promote responsible drinking and help get them out of trouble with the law. Here are some reasons to own a personal breathalyser.

The benefits of owning a personal breathalyser: Keeping yourself and others safe

Personal breathalysers give drinkers peace of mind, promote responsible drinking and help get them out of trouble with the law. Here are some reasons to own a personal breathalyser.

What can a urine drug test kit detect?

What can a urine drug test kit detect?

Urine drug test kits are among the two most common drug test kits used for screening at workplaces, in medical establishments and even at home. Having an understanding of how they work will be crucial in one’s daily life.

What can a urine drug test kit detect?

Urine drug test kits are among the two most common drug test kits used for screening at workplaces, in medical establishments and even at home. Having an understanding of how they work will be crucial in one’s daily life.

How to treat an alcohol addiction

How to treat an alcohol addiction?

Also known as alcoholism, is a serious condition that plagues Australians, causing them to become dependent on alcohol which can have severe effects on one’s overall well-being.

How to treat an alcohol addiction?

Also known as alcoholism, is a serious condition that plagues Australians, causing them to become dependent on alcohol which can have severe effects on one’s overall well-being.

Andatech calibration management plans

All you need to know about Andatech Calibration Management Plans

Andatech calibration management plans offer a convenient solution to ease the calibration procedure that entails reminder emails, next calibration dates, shipment and more.

All you need to know about Andatech Calibration Management Plans

Andatech calibration management plans offer a convenient solution to ease the calibration procedure that entails reminder emails, next calibration dates, shipment and more.

Workplace challenges of medical marijuana

Workplace challenges of medical marijuana

Since its legalisation in 2016, medical marijuana has been used to treat a host of different illnesses and conditions. Despite its many benefits, it still poses different challenges and dangers when used at the workplace. We explore the history, benefits and challenges that medical marijuana bring to the Australian workplace.

Workplace challenges of medical marijuana

Since its legalisation in 2016, medical marijuana has been used to treat a host of different illnesses and conditions. Despite its many benefits, it still poses different challenges and dangers when used at the workplace. We explore the history, benefits and challenges that medical marijuana bring to the Australian workplace.

What is an alcohol interlock?

What is an alcohol interlock?

Alcohol interlocks are often part of a court order for citizens found guilty of drunk driving in Australia. It ensures that the driver cannot start his/her car without registering a specific BAC level.

What is an alcohol interlock?

Alcohol interlocks are often part of a court order for citizens found guilty of drunk driving in Australia. It ensures that the driver cannot start his/her car without registering a specific BAC level.

What substances do drug test kits detect

What substances do drug test kits detect?

Andatech saliva and urine drug test kits detect up to 11 different kinds of drugs, including amphetamine, cannabis, cocaine and even alcohol.

What substances do drug test kits detect?

Andatech saliva and urine drug test kits detect up to 11 different kinds of drugs, including amphetamine, cannabis, cocaine and even alcohol.

Andatech breathalysers – an innovative solution for family custody cases

Andatech breathalysers – an innovative solution for family custody cases

Find out how lawyers are using Andatech breathalysers to resolve family custody cases in an innovative way. Read this real-life use case of our breathalysers.

Andatech breathalysers – an innovative solution for family custody cases

Find out how lawyers are using Andatech breathalysers to resolve family custody cases in an innovative way. Read this real-life use case of our breathalysers.

Drink driving penalties in Australia

Drink driving penalties in Australia by state

In an effort to decrease the occurrences of drink driving offences and its risks, states and territories have imposed severe punishments against drivers that break this law.

Drink driving penalties in Australia by state

In an effort to decrease the occurrences of drink driving offences and its risks, states and territories have imposed severe punishments against drivers that break this law.

Benefits of on-site drug and alcohol testing

Benefits of on-site drug and alcohol testing

The use of drugs and alcohol at the workplace cause billions of dollars every year in absenteeism and lost production as well as injuries and even death.

Benefits of on-site drug and alcohol testing

The use of drugs and alcohol at the workplace cause billions of dollars every year in absenteeism and lost production as well as injuries and even death.

How to deal with alcohol use at the workplace

How to deal with alcohol use at work

Alcohol use at the workplace leads to reduced productivity, impaired performance, and poor decision-making skills while on duty, putting employees at risk of legal, financial and health issues.

How to deal with alcohol use at work

Alcohol use at the workplace leads to reduced productivity, impaired performance, and poor decision-making skills while on duty, putting employees at risk of legal, financial and health issues.

What is alcoholism and how to prevent it?

What is alcoholism and how to prevent it

Alcoholism is Australia's most treated addiction. Learn more about what alcoholism is, how you can prevent it and what you can do to help loved ones.

What is alcoholism and how to prevent it

Alcoholism is Australia's most treated addiction. Learn more about what alcoholism is, how you can prevent it and what you can do to help loved ones.

Personal breathalyser dos and don'ts

Personal breathalyser dos and don’ts

If used correctly, your personal breathalyser can accurately measure your BAC, help keep you safe from drunk driving and help you get home safely.

Personal breathalyser dos and don’ts

If used correctly, your personal breathalyser can accurately measure your BAC, help keep you safe from drunk driving and help you get home safely.

Are breathalysers accurate?

How accurate is a breathalyser?

Learn about the different factors that affect the accuracy of a breathalyser including the type of sensor used, presence of foreign substances and more.

How accurate is a breathalyser?

Learn about the different factors that affect the accuracy of a breathalyser including the type of sensor used, presence of foreign substances and more.

How long do drugs stay in your system?

How long do drugs stay in your system?

Drug testing has become an integral part in society as many it is used for employment, legal proceedings and personal health. All of this requires an understanding of drug detection windows.

How long do drugs stay in your system?

Drug testing has become an integral part in society as many it is used for employment, legal proceedings and personal health. All of this requires an understanding of drug detection windows.

How much alcohol is too much?

How much alcohol is too much?

While most of us enjoy cracking a cold one with our mates now and again, Australian health officials warn against drinking more than 10 standard drinks a week or more than four in a single day.

How much alcohol is too much?

While most of us enjoy cracking a cold one with our mates now and again, Australian health officials warn against drinking more than 10 standard drinks a week or more than four in a single day.

Binge drinking carries problems that are detrimental to one's health

Why binge drinking is dangerous

Binge drinking can lead to a host health problems that can include the vital organs, immune system, nervous system, sexual health and more. Here's what you need to know about the dangers of binge drinking.

Why binge drinking is dangerous

Binge drinking can lead to a host health problems that can include the vital organs, immune system, nervous system, sexual health and more. Here's what you need to know about the dangers of binge drinking.

Alcohol use by senior eldery

Alcohol use among senior citizens

Due to a number of reasons directly related to aging, senior citizens may suffer more consequences from frequent alcohol drinking than the younger generation.

Alcohol use among senior citizens

Due to a number of reasons directly related to aging, senior citizens may suffer more consequences from frequent alcohol drinking than the younger generation.

Keeping the workplace safe from COVID

COVID-19 workplace safety infographic

By following some these guidelines, society as a whole will be able to stop the transmission of the COVID virus, ensuring the safety of Australians.

COVID-19 workplace safety infographic

By following some these guidelines, society as a whole will be able to stop the transmission of the COVID virus, ensuring the safety of Australians.

What you need to know about breath alcohol testing

What you need to know about breath alcohol results

Here's what you need to know about alcohol breath tests, how breathalysers work, their accuracy, the different BAC readings and Australian drink driving laws.

What you need to know about breath alcohol results

Here's what you need to know about alcohol breath tests, how breathalysers work, their accuracy, the different BAC readings and Australian drink driving laws.

How to use a breathalyser

How to use a breathalyser

This easy-to-read infographic will teach you how to use your Andatech or AlcoSense breathalyser the right way so you and your loved ones can stay safe no matter the occasion.

How to use a breathalyser

This easy-to-read infographic will teach you how to use your Andatech or AlcoSense breathalyser the right way so you and your loved ones can stay safe no matter the occasion.

Drink driving laws around the world

Drink driving laws around the world

Each country has its own drink driving laws and limits. If you're travelling and plan to drink alcohol or drive, check out your destination's alcohol limit.

Drink driving laws around the world

Each country has its own drink driving laws and limits. If you're travelling and plan to drink alcohol or drive, check out your destination's alcohol limit.

Stay sober throughout Dry July with AlcoSense

5 tips for going sober this Dry July

Dry July promotes abstaining from alcohol throughout the month and raising funds for cancer patients. If you're looking to make a difference, here are some tips to help you get through Dry July.

5 tips for going sober this Dry July

Dry July promotes abstaining from alcohol throughout the month and raising funds for cancer patients. If you're looking to make a difference, here are some tips to help you get through Dry July.

Common drug types, their effects and dangers

Common drug types, their effects, and dangers

As drug use has become a common problem in Australian society, we explore how some of the most commonly used drugs in Australia affect abusers.

Common drug types, their effects, and dangers

As drug use has become a common problem in Australian society, we explore how some of the most commonly used drugs in Australia affect abusers.

Alcohol poisoning is a serious potentially life threatening conditon

How dangerous is alcohol poisoning?

Consuming too much alcohol in a short timespan will lead to large spikes in one's BAC level and can lead to serious health problems and even death.

How dangerous is alcohol poisoning?

Consuming too much alcohol in a short timespan will lead to large spikes in one's BAC level and can lead to serious health problems and even death.

Driving with a BAC of 0.05 is a legal offence in Australia

Why is drink driving considered unsafe?

As alcohol affects one's judgements, decision making skills and overall cognitive ability, it's no secret that the ability to drive is affected.

Why is drink driving considered unsafe?

As alcohol affects one's judgements, decision making skills and overall cognitive ability, it's no secret that the ability to drive is affected.

Our BAC levels are affected by a number of factors

What factors affect our blood alcohol content?

As the effects of alcohol are felt differently from person to person, Andatech takes a look at the different variables that affect one's blood alcohol content or BAC.

What factors affect our blood alcohol content?

As the effects of alcohol are felt differently from person to person, Andatech takes a look at the different variables that affect one's blood alcohol content or BAC.

Approximately 50% of Australians aged 14-17 years consumed alcohol in the past 12 months.

Alcohol & youth – the need for breathalysers

Having a breathalyser can help parents and guardians monitor drinking trends among their teenage children.

Alcohol & youth – the need for breathalysers

Having a breathalyser can help parents and guardians monitor drinking trends among their teenage children.

How to perform an alcohol breath test

How to perform an alcohol breath test

When done the right way, an alcohol breath test can give you accurate breath alcohol results to check your impairment level and help you make informed decisions.

How to perform an alcohol breath test

When done the right way, an alcohol breath test can give you accurate breath alcohol results to check your impairment level and help you make informed decisions.

Synthetic marijuana, K2, Spice: all you need to know about synthetic cannabis

Synthetic marijuana, K2, Spice: all you need to know about synthetic cannabis

Get to know the dangers of synthetic weed, its effects on users and why it's far more dangerous than traditional marijuana.

Synthetic marijuana, K2, Spice: all you need to know about synthetic cannabis

Get to know the dangers of synthetic weed, its effects on users and why it's far more dangerous than traditional marijuana.

Alcoholism and drug addiction affects your relationships, mental health and overall life

The difference between alcoholism and drug addiction

As alcoholism and drug addiction plague Australian society, we take a look at the difference between the two and the roles we play in ending the cycle.

The difference between alcoholism and drug addiction

As alcoholism and drug addiction plague Australian society, we take a look at the difference between the two and the roles we play in ending the cycle.

Alcohol affects the ability to drive

Effects of alcohol on driving

Even at low doses, alcohol has the ability to reduce alertness, reaction times, vigilance and other key physiological functions while making you drowsier without you even knowing.

Effects of alcohol on driving

Even at low doses, alcohol has the ability to reduce alertness, reaction times, vigilance and other key physiological functions while making you drowsier without you even knowing.

What is Breath Alcohol Concentration (BrAC)?

What is BrAC (Breath Alcohol Concentration)?

A breathalyser measures your blood alcohol content by first measuring your breath alcohol concentration. Find out the difference between these two units and how a breath tester does this.

What is BrAC (Breath Alcohol Concentration)?

A breathalyser measures your blood alcohol content by first measuring your breath alcohol concentration. Find out the difference between these two units and how a breath tester does this.

When can you drive after drinking

When can you drive after drinking alcohol?

Knowing how alcohol affects your body, how it's metabolised and how to calculate your BAC level will help you decide when it's safe to drive after a night of drinking.

When can you drive after drinking alcohol?

Knowing how alcohol affects your body, how it's metabolised and how to calculate your BAC level will help you decide when it's safe to drive after a night of drinking.

How many standard drinks to .05?

How many standard drinks to .05?

Anyone who drives should know the legal drink driving limit of below 0.05%BAC. Learn the methods to find out how many Standard Drinks it will take you to reach 0.05.

How many standard drinks to .05?

Anyone who drives should know the legal drink driving limit of below 0.05%BAC. Learn the methods to find out how many Standard Drinks it will take you to reach 0.05.

Driving with a hangover is just as bad as drunk driving

Drunk driving vs Hangover driving

Studies have found that drivers suffering from hangovers show the same symptoms as drunk drivers. In some cases, driving with a hangover could be worse than drunk driving.

Drunk driving vs Hangover driving

Studies have found that drivers suffering from hangovers show the same symptoms as drunk drivers. In some cases, driving with a hangover could be worse than drunk driving.

What is BAC (Blood Alcohol Content)?

What is BAC (Blood Alcohol Content)?

Anyone who drinks alcohol should understand what is Blood Alcohol Content / Concentration. Read on to learn what is BAC, what affects BAC and how to measure BAC.

What is BAC (Blood Alcohol Content)?

Anyone who drinks alcohol should understand what is Blood Alcohol Content / Concentration. Read on to learn what is BAC, what affects BAC and how to measure BAC.

What is a standard drink?

What is a standard drink?

One serving of alcohol does not equal one standard drink. To drink responsibly, learn what a standard drink means in Australia and find out how many standard drinks you've consumed.

What is a standard drink?

One serving of alcohol does not equal one standard drink. To drink responsibly, learn what a standard drink means in Australia and find out how many standard drinks you've consumed.

4 most common illicit drugs in Australia

4 most common illicit drugs in Australia

Based on the AIHW 2019 statistics, the most common drugs used in Australia are cannabis, meth/amphetamines, ecstasy, and cocaine.

4 most common illicit drugs in Australia

Based on the AIHW 2019 statistics, the most common drugs used in Australia are cannabis, meth/amphetamines, ecstasy, and cocaine.

5 factors that can affect the accuracy of a breathalyser

5 factors that can affect the accuracy of a breathalyser

Knowing factors that can affect the breathalyser accuracy helps minimise the possibility of getting false results when conducting BrAC tests in the workplace.

5 factors that can affect the accuracy of a breathalyser

Knowing factors that can affect the breathalyser accuracy helps minimise the possibility of getting false results when conducting BrAC tests in the workplace.

The benefits of BAC testing at business premises serving alcohol - Andatech

The benefits of BAC testing at business premises serving alcohol

Providing the convenience of BAC testing for your customers creates a pleasant drinking experience, ensures safety, and promotes responsible drinking.

The benefits of BAC testing at business premises serving alcohol

Providing the convenience of BAC testing for your customers creates a pleasant drinking experience, ensures safety, and promotes responsible drinking.

Statistics on the health impacts of alcohol use in Australia 2022 - Andatech

Statistics on the health impacts of alcohol use in Australia 2022

Alcohol use is known to cause negative health impacts on the Australian community, backed by the solid numbers in the latest report published by the AIHW.

Statistics on the health impacts of alcohol use in Australia 2022

Alcohol use is known to cause negative health impacts on the Australian community, backed by the solid numbers in the latest report published by the AIHW.

The common types of breathalysers - semiconductor vs. fuel cell - Andatech

The common types of breathalysers - semiconductor vs. fuel cell

Fuel cell breathalysers provide reliable and accurate performance in breath alcohol testing compared to semiconductor breathalysers.

The common types of breathalysers - semiconductor vs. fuel cell

Fuel cell breathalysers provide reliable and accurate performance in breath alcohol testing compared to semiconductor breathalysers.

How to choose the right industrial breathalyser for workplace use - Andatech

How to choose the best breathalyser for workplace alcohol testing

A good breathalyser for your workplace should complement your company's alcohol & drug testing policy. Learn how to choose the best breathalyser for your needs.

How to choose the best breathalyser for workplace alcohol testing

A good breathalyser for your workplace should complement your company's alcohol & drug testing policy. Learn how to choose the best breathalyser for your needs.

The secret behind reliable breath alcohol testing in the workplace - Andatech

The secret behind reliable breath alcohol testing in the workplace

Essential but often overlooked, calibration ensures that breath alcohol test results at work are accurate at all times, giving you greater peace of mind.

The secret behind reliable breath alcohol testing in the workplace

Essential but often overlooked, calibration ensures that breath alcohol test results at work are accurate at all times, giving you greater peace of mind.

How does a breathalyser work? - Andatech

How does a breathalyser work?

The fuel cell sensor of a breathalyser detects the alcohol concentration of exhaled air blown into the device and 'translates' it into a readable measurement.

How does a breathalyser work?

The fuel cell sensor of a breathalyser detects the alcohol concentration of exhaled air blown into the device and 'translates' it into a readable measurement.

10 tips for caring for and maintaining your breathalysers - Andatech

10 tips for caring for and maintaining your breathalysers

The proper usage, storage, and maintenance of breathalysers ensure accurate breath alcohol results and a prolonged lifespan for their usage in the workplace.

10 tips for caring for and maintaining your breathalysers

The proper usage, storage, and maintenance of breathalysers ensure accurate breath alcohol results and a prolonged lifespan for their usage in the workplace.

NATA accredited breathalyser calibration centres in Australia - Andatech

NATA accredited breathalyser calibration centres in Australia

NATA accredited breathalyser calibration centres meet the highest performance and reliability measures by adhering to the ISO/IEC 17025 Standard.

NATA accredited breathalyser calibration centres in Australia

NATA accredited breathalyser calibration centres meet the highest performance and reliability measures by adhering to the ISO/IEC 17025 Standard.

Setting up an alcohol and drug testing policy for your company - Andatech

Setting up an alcohol and drug testing policy for your company

There are 6 major steps in setting up an alcohol and drug testing policy that meets the specific needs of your workplace to create a safe working environment.

Setting up an alcohol and drug testing policy for your company

There are 6 major steps in setting up an alcohol and drug testing policy that meets the specific needs of your workplace to create a safe working environment.

The importance of alcohol and drug testing in the workplace - Andatech

The importance of alcohol and drug testing in the workplace

Besides ensuring a safe working environment, alcohol and drug testing helps boost employee productivity and combats substance use issues in the community.

The importance of alcohol and drug testing in the workplace

Besides ensuring a safe working environment, alcohol and drug testing helps boost employee productivity and combats substance use issues in the community.