Can we adopt tests from similar organisations?

No. This is a common misconception amongst many emergency service organisations. Because many organisations are similar, there is a perception that Fit for Duty tests can be adopted from other organisations who have developed validated tests. This is not appropriate. Each organisation needs to implement Fit for Duty programs that are an exact reflection of their workplace demands, regardless of the many similarities which may exist with other organisations. Adoption can compromise the validity of the tests and falsely identify workers who or capable or incapable of performing job tasks.