NSW Order 43 (Previously Order 41) Coal Board Medicals



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

All employees and contractors working within a coalmine site within New South Wales are required to undergo a NSW Coal Board Medical assessment, also known as an Order 43 (previously Order 41) Coal Board Medical. However, depending on your role and current employment status, 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 board assessments

WHAT IS INVOLVED IN A NSW ORDER 43 (previously Order 41) COAL BOARD MEDICAL?

When attending an appointment for a NSW Order 43 (previously Order 41) coal board medical you will be provided with a medical history request form where 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:

  • Height, weight, body mass index (BMI)
  • Vision Tests (Near, Distance and Colour)
  • Audiogram (Screening Assessment)
  • Abdominal examination (Hernia Identification)
  • Cardiovascular examination (Heart check, blood pressure, pulse)
  • Urinalysis for diabetes and disorders of the internal organs
  • Spirometry Assessment (Lung function testing)
  • Brief musculoskeletal assessment

At the end of your examination, the Nominated Medical Advisor will review your paperwork and results before completing the 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 IF REQUIRE ADDITIONAL ASSESSMENTS?

Pre-Employment NSW ORDER 43 (previously Order 41) Coal Board Medical

Coal Board Medical Assessments are tailored depending on the requirements of your position and location of work (Surface or Underground). In our experience, the most common additions to the coal board medical assessment are:

  • Chest X-rays for workers within dusty environments or working underground
  • Instant or Laboratory based drug and alcohol assessments
  • Sub-maximal Aerobic Capacity Assessments for Mines Rescue staff

Note: Order 43 (previously Order 41) Coal Board Medicals cannot be performed prior to gaining employment. At the time of booking our team will require the company name, company contact and mine site you will be attending.

Periodic Coal Board 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 Board 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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