NSW Order 43 (Previously Order 41) Coal Board Medicals



ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A NSW ORDER 43 (previously Order 41) COAL MINE WORKERS MEDICAL?

All employees and contractors working within a coal mine site in New South Wales are required to undergo a NSW Coal Mine Workers Medical assessment, also known as an Order 43 (previously Order 41) Coal Medical. However, depending on your specific exposure group (SEG), the requirements of your medical may be different.

Don’t risk an inexperienced medical provider completing the wrong assessments costing you more money – Assist Group’s medical team is nationally accredited to complete the NSW Coal Mine Workers’ Health Scheme coal mine workers health assessments.

WHAT IS INVOLVED IN A NSW ORDER 43 COAL MINE WORKERS MEDICAL?

Prior to your Order 43 assessment, you, or your employer, will be required to complete a Role Requirements form, detailing your position, specific exposure group (SEG) and mine site.

When attending an appointment for a NSW Order 43 coal workers medical assessment you will be asked to complete an Order 43 consent form and provided your medical history during assessment - you will be asked about any previous conditions, injuries or illnesses that may impact your ability to perform your role. There is also an in-depth questionnaire that will look deeper into your current lung health and any medical history specifically related to your lungs.

During your physical assessment, the following assessments will be completed:

  • Anthropometrics (Height, weight, body mass index (BMI))
  • Vision Tests (Near, Distance and Colour)
  • Audiogram (Screening Assessment)
  • Spirometry Assessment (Lung function testing)
  • Cardiovascular examination (Heart check, blood pressure, pulse)
  • Urinalysis for diabetes and disorders of the internal organs
  • Brief musculoskeletal assessment
  • Chest x-ray – completed to ILO (standard by a RANZCR approved radiologist
  • Respirator Fit Test (dependent on site requirements and SEG)

At the end of your examination, the Approved Medical Provider will review your assessment (including ILO standard chest x-ray report) before completing an Order 43 Report (certificate of fitness). This will then be forwarded to your employer to prove your capacity to work in the required role.

HOW WILL I KNOW IF I REQUIRE ADDITIONAL ASSESSMENTS?

Pre-Employment NSW ORDER 43 Coal Mine Worker Medical

Coal Mine Workers Health Assessments can be tailored depending on the requirements of your position and location of work. In our experience, the most common additions to the coal mine worker medical assessments are:

  • Instant or Laboratory based drug and alcohol assessments
  • Sub-maximal aerobic capacity assessments for Mines Rescue staff
  • Functional strength, manual handling and fitness testing

Note: Order 43 (previously Order 41) Coal Mine Worker Medicals can be performed prior to gaining employment, however we can only provide an Order 43 Report (certificate of fitness) upon receipt of the Role Requirements form detailing the company name, company contact, SEG and mine site you will be attending.

Periodic Order 43 Coal Mine Worker Medical

Once employment has been commenced within the coal mining industry, you will be required to undergo routine/periodic assessment every three (3) years to ensure ongoing fitness to work within the NSW coal mining industry. During this assessment additional medical tests will be performed such as ECG and blood pathology.

WHERE CAN I GET FURTHER INFORMATION

To find our more about the NSW ORDER 43 (previously Order 41) Coal Mine Worker Medicals or to secure your appointment please contact our bookings team on 1300 475 269 or submit your details here and we will contact you same business day.

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