ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A QLD COAL BOARD MEDICAL?
All employees and contractors working on a coalmine site within Queensland are required to undergo a QLD Coal Board Medical assessment. 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 and wasting your money – Assist Group’s medical team is nationally accredited by Queensland Government’s Department of Natural Resources and Mines to complete the QLD Coal Mine Workers’ Health Scheme coal board assessments.
WHAT IS INVOLVED IN A QLD COAL BOARD MEDICAL?
The coal board medical consists of 4 different sections, 3 of which will be completed during your appointment. 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.
During your physical assessment, the following tests 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 Section 4 – Health Assessment Report. 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 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
QLD Coal Board Medicals can also be performed prior to gaining employment, as an Interim Certificate can be completed at the end of your assessment. If employment is gained within 6 months of the initial assessment, your final Section 4 certificate will be released with the details of your employer attached.Periodic Coal Board Medical
Once employment has been commenced within the coal mining industry, you will be required to undergo routine/periodic assessment every five (5) years to ensure ongoing fitness to work within the QLD coal mining industry. Don’t forget to nominate us as your preferred medical provider!
WHERE CAN I GET FURTHER INFORMATION
To find our more about the QLD 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.With over 24 years experience in this service area and other niche medicals such as rail, transport, aviation, confined space, asbestos, spray painters etc, we possess the smarts to better power your solution.