Coal Mine Workers' Health Scheme Assessments
The Coal Mine Workers’ Health Scheme (CMSHR1 – Health Assessment Form) is the standard medical assessment the Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy (DNRME) requires all coal mine workers to complete.
At BeWorkFit Mackay, we can provide Coal Mine Workers’ Health Scheme assessments and comprehensive medical assessments. The DNRME requires all coal mine workers to complete a Coal Mine Workers' Health Scheme at least once every five years.
Chest X-Rays (ILO Classification)
The International Labour Organisation (ILO) requires coal mine workers to undergo a chest x-ray for pneumoconioses (Black Lung). Underground and surface miners will need to complete a chest X-ray every five years. Most employers will request that potential employees undergo a chest X-ray. Lung screening in Australia provides the ILO B read report.
What to expect at your Coal Mine Workers’ Health Scheme Assessment appointment
The Coal Mine Workers’ Health Scheme Assessment normally takes between 60-90 minutes to complete and involves the following procedures:
- Vision test and colour vision test
- Spirometry test
- Audiogram/hearing test
- Chest X-ray (ILO Standard)
- Cardiovascular system examination
- Respiratory function examination
- Musculoskeletal system examination
- Skin examination
- Drug and alcohol screen (not medically mandatory)
- Medical History Questionnaire
Please ensure you fill out your Medical History Questionnaire prior to your Assessment, and then bring it with you to present to your doctor at your appointment.