Coal Board Medicals

A Coal Mine Workers’ (CMW) Health Assessment is a prerequisite medical examination required for anyone employed or seeking employment in the coal mine industry.

Every coal mining company must ensure that a health assessment is carried out for each person who is to be offered employment, or is already employed as a coal mine worker. The medical assessment must be carried out before the person is employed and periodically thereafter – with a complete assessment performed at least once every five years.

As of 1st April 2023, RSHQ (Resources Safety & Health Queensland) have made it mandatory that CMW Health assessments are completed electronically via the Reshealth portal.

For more information regarding Reshealth please visit or contact the Reshealth Team on or Ph 07 3818 5420.

Please note: Reshealth only replaces the examination component of the medical.

You are still required to contact our clinic to arrange a booking / communicate your request to us.

Harbour Road Medical is an accredited spirometry clinic registered with the RSHQ (Resources Safety & Health Queensland). 

What is assessed at a Coal Board Medical?

  • Medical History
  • Hearing Test
  • Auditory Canal Examination
  • Vision Test
  • Spirometry Test (comparison to previous results if available)
  • Abdomen Examination
  • Skin Examination
  • Respiratory Questionnaire
  • Urinalysis
  • Cardiovascular System Examination
  • Musculoskeletal System Examination
  • Chest x-ray (ILO Standard) reported by Lungscreen Australia

Frequently asked questions:

How long does a Coal Board Medical take?

Please allow 90 minutes for your medical at our clinic. If you do not have a current Chest Xray you will be required to attend a nearby radiology practice to have this done – please allow 30 minutes for the Chest Xray appointment.

What to do prior to the appointment / What do I need to bring?


  • Initiate the CMW Health Assessment via the Reshealth Portal and complete the employer section.
  • Once the worker has completed their section in Reshealth, please contact us to book the appointment.
  • Provide a purchase order or provide payment details.


  • Complete the worker section through Reshealth prior to your appointment
  • Register with Lungscreen Australia here Lungscreen Portal
  • Bring photo ID to the appointment (Passport / 18+ card / Driver’s License)
  • If glasses or contacts are worn, please bring them to your appointment as they will be required
  • Any medication lists / specialist reports
  • Wear clean, loose, comfortable clothing. (No dresses or skirts please)
  • To facilitate a quick turnaround on your results, please bring a copy of previous spirometry at the time of your medical (if you have had a Coal Board Medical previously). It is mandatory for the AMA to do a comparison of previous & current spirometry results. If unable to obtain a copy, we will request this directly from RSHQ however it can take 7-10 business days for them to release to us.

When do I get the results?

Results are automatically sent via Reshealth once the AMA has reviewed and finalised your Health Assessment. Tips to avoid delays include:

  • Please ensure all information has been entered correctly on the Reshealth portal.
  • Make sure your details are completed correctly when registering with Lungscreen
  • Please ensure payment has been organised prior to the examination.
  • Give correct name and birthdate information at the time of booking (for the purpose of requesting previous spirometry reports)

When changing employer, do I need to complete a full new Health Assessment?

Generally, we can use a previous health assessment and update the employer and/or position details, however this is at the AMA’s discretion. Please follow the below to request:


  • Initiate the CMW Health Assessment via the Reshealth Portal and complete the employer section.
  • Once the worker has completed their section in Reshealth, please contact us to request the update.
  • If the previous health assessment has not been done at our clinic, we will require consent forms and a copy of their photo identification to be completed by the worker to request a full copy of their previous Health Assessment from the Health Surveillance Unite (RSHQ)
  • Provide a purchase order or provide payment details.


  • Complete the worker section through Reshealth prior to your appointment
  • Please contact to your employer to check if any consent forms need to be completed

When received, the AMA will review the information on Reshealth as well as the previous health assessment and issue an updated HA Report (Section 4).

What information is given to the employer?

There are laws protecting the confidentiality of the information contained within a Coal Board Medical and the results can only be released to the worker and/or an appointed representative. The legislation prohibits providing any documents other than the HA Report (formerly known as Section 4) to the employer without written consent.

How much does it cost?

Under Section 47 (3) of the Coal Mining Safety and Health Regulations 2001 the employer must pay for all, or part of the cost of the Health Assessment.

For accurate pricing, please contact our office on 07 4953 2566