Drug Smart

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Want to know how to promote a drug smart workplace culture while meeting your Health & Safety obligations?

Drug Smart seminars by Methcon help you create a drug free and compliant workplace. Since 2005, we’ve provided drug education to businesses like yours throughout New Zealand, helping create a proactive approach to drug education and safety. At Methcon, we help you and your staff recognise the negative impact drugs have on our whole lives – not just at work. Our seminars are designed to create a holistic attitude to drugs which in turn benefits our families, whanau and communities.

Drug policies - your business, your responsibility

Whether you have several staff or whether you’re a sole trader, you’re required to comply with NZ workplace safety legislation. The Health & Safety at Work Act 2015 states that employers must have appropriate policies related to drugs in place, and that all staff are responsible for ensuring the workplace is safe for everyone.

Cost effective seminars to keep you Drug Smart

This is where Methcon come in. We’re NZ’s only specialist drug education company who are passionate about changing workplace culture around drugs. We believe that education is the key to this change, so we’ve made drug education seminars accessible to businesses of all sizes.

What’s included in your Drug Smart seminar

  • • Lunch, tea and coffee provided
  • • Free parking
  • • Certificate of completion
  • • Course material

Monthly seminars

We understand that for smaller businesses it’s often not practical to send all your staff on training at once. That’s why we offer monthly seminars in the major centres throughout NZ, giving you the option of sending one person at a time.

This gives you peace of mind that your staff are all on the same page, while minimising disruption to your business.

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What we do

We’ve designed seminars to help you and your management team develop drug policies, remove ignorance as an excuse, educate your staff on the real impact of drugs and give you the tools to create a proactive, drug smart culture in your workplace.

Our training will be delivered by experienced former police detectives and educators and will cover the following aspects:

  • Ways to create a create a zero-tolerance workplace culture
  • the impact of a range of drugs such as methamphetamine, cannabis, alcohol, MDMA, synthetic cannabis and cocaine
  • how to recognise when someone is under the influence of drugs
  • ways to raise any concerns around drug use with employers or supervisors

Creating the right workplace environment through trust

You may be surprised to know that Methcon doesn’t carry out drug testing.

The ultimate goal of our seminars is to develop a culture where drugs simply aren’t tolerated in any workplace. The best way to do this is through establishing trust with trainees and to get them to engage with the material in a positive learning atmosphere. We’ve found that this is a more effective method to get your staff to buy into the idea of a drug free workplace culture.

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Testimonials

‘Thank you for giving me the opportunity to attend the best seminar that I have attended since being with this organisation. It will certainly provide me with a good knowledge of what to look for while doing my job. Top presenter, and will certainly be recommending others to attend his courses.’

Alby Simpson

‘The best 4 hour presentation I've ever attended. The quality & content was very easy to understand, had high impact and kept my focus and interest. The balance between DVD/commentary & demo was great and the hand out material was excellent.’

Debra Tutua

‘The visual presentation of videos, resources were excellent. I have been to a number of Drug & Alcohol seminars, and the content has always been around facts and figures, boring stuff! This presentation was informative, enlightening and definitely useful in terms of my role when visiting whanau in rural areas.’

Sina Davis

"As I commented before this course was a real eye opener. They were very knowable about the drug and I like the way they showed the effects on the users and the people around them. It was an awesome course and I hope that more people get to experience it!"

Christina Vaevae - Mainfreight

‘The presentation gave an excellent overview of the problem and a good awareness of what to look out for. This should be something that all staff and their families have access to viewing. The training is perfect as it is a real eye opener.’

Kevin Walker - Fletcher Easysteel Palmerston North

‘The comments from the staff since your presentation have been nothing but positive and have certainly now given them the confidence and the professionalism in dealing with possible customers affected by this drug, but more importantly the dangers or indicators to look out for when they do visit properties. I would like also to let you know that since your training the region now has a zero tolerance towards 'P' and we will be enforcing this rain, hail or shine.’

Kani Edwards

“You explored key issues facing our young people of today in any society and highlighted the implications this lethal drug can have on our community. Your ability to mix light humour with pertinent and somewhat sombre facts helped with the processing of this information. On behalf of our school community we would like to sincerely thank you, Dale, for this well received presentation about Methamphetamine. Thank you again for taking the time out of your schedule and evening to share your knowledge in this way.”

Mrs Davina Cooper, HOD Health, WHANGAREI BOYS’ HIGH SCHOOL

We attended your talk in Timaru yesterday - WOW it was so informative, eye opening & empowering.

It was very timely actually as last week we had a tenant evicted for non payment of rent & turns out the reason for this was she was dealing meth, we had only had this tenant since October last year, and it all went downhill at New Year when she met the wrong guy, had her kids taken off her & everything, we turned up to evict her & the police were there doing a raid....enough for supply.  Found out today that our Meth Test was way below, which was a big positive.

We can now go into properties with our eyes wide open & what signs to look for. Just really wanted to say how much we enjoyed it & keep up the amazing work.

Michelle- Timaru Rentals

“Dale’s presentation was provocative and engaging. We have had great feedback from many who attended. The content provided a foundation of what to look for around methamphetamine usage, particularly in homes with children, and was backed up with relevant statistics for our region. Insightful, informative and interesting – a must for the wellbeing of families, and those working with them in their homes.” 

Amanda Hawker - Te Rito Collaboration, South Canterbury