Jul 09, 2019




Family Doctors Plus offer comprehensive coal board medicals at our practice in Windsor, Brisbane. A Coal Board Medical is a standard occupational medical examination required for all coal mine workers currently working in Queensland.

The Coal Board Medical forms are part of the Coal Mine Workers’ Health Scheme; a scheme under The Department of Natural Resources and Mines – Queensland Government. The Coal Mine Workers’ Health Scheme protects the health and safety of Queensland coal mine workers by ensuring they undergo periodic health assessments. The Coal Mine Workers’ Health scheme is regulated under Chapter 2, Part 6, Division 2 of the Coal Mining Safety and Health Regulation 2001.

If you have not had a Coal Board Medical before, what you can expect in this examination is that you will require both a Coal Board Medical + ILO Chest X-ray. Instant Drug and Alcohol tests are not a mandatory part of the Coal Board Medical, however some mine sites may require you also have this performed in order to access their mine site – so remember to check!

As part of the Queensland Coal Mine Workers’ Health Scheme, employers must ensure that coal board medicals are completed on every new employee and each worker must be retested at least once every five years. We would like to remind you that in 2016, some changes were made to the Queensland Coal Board Medicals – you can watch this video from Dr Fiona Raciti as she discusses the changes in the examination.

We are excited to announce that Family Doctors Plus are bringing on a new doctor shortly and are excited that we will have more appointments available to serve our occupational clients as this doctor as well as Dr Maria Boulton and Dr Fiona Raciti, are all registered to perform both Queensland and New South Wales Coal Board Medicals. Our clinic is also registered with NSW to perform Face Fit Testing for NSW order 43 coal board Medicals.

If you would like to know more, you can reach out to our Practice Manager, Kylee, via email at wecare@familydoctorsplus.com.au

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