Emerald Employment Medicals: Your Guide to the Coal Board Medical Process (Coal Board Mine Workers Health Scheme)

The Coal Board Medical is part of the Queensland Governments Coal Mine Workers’ Health Scheme (CMWHS).

It is designed to protect the health of Queensland coal mine workers and is overseen by the Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy (DNPME).

It involves a health assessment when the worker  first starts in the industry and then at least every 5 years.

What is involved in the Coal Mine Workers Health assessment?

The health assessment involves completing a health assessment and Chest X-Ray.

The Coal Board Health Assessment is made up of the following parts:

  • Section 1 – Completed by the employer

  • Section 2 – Completed by the worker

  • Section 3 – Completed by an examining Medical Officer (EMO)

  • Chest X-Ray examination and a dual read B Read report – Completed by Lungscreen Australia.

  • Section 4 – Completed by an Appointed Medical Advisor (AMA)

Information on each step is below.

Emerald Employment Medicals – What we can help you with

We can assist you with Section 2 and 3 of the Coal Board Medical and can provide a Lungscreen referral to complete your Chest X-Ray.

 Unfortunately our Doctor is not an AMA and cannot complete Section 4 for you. We can forward Section 1-3 on to the AMA you provide.

We can also assist you with Drug and Alcohol tests, Pre-Employment Medicals, Functional Capacity Assessments, Injury Management and a variety of other Employment related medical services.

For more on Coal Board Medicals and what we can assist with, please visit out FAQ page.


Dr Haidi Messiah 

Dr Messiah is an experienced Emergency Physician. He is currently training towards his Fellowship of Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine.

Sean Arnold 

Sean is one of our practice administrators and is on hand to help the process run smoothly from enquiry to completion for all our patients and the companies that they work for. 

Renee Nordland

Renee is also one of our practice administrators and is around to answer any questions that you might have about employment medicals and how they work, the cost, and making a booking. 

Our Nurses

We have a number of nurses that work between Emerald Employment Medicals and Emerald Medical Group that are trained and experienced in all proceedures relating to employment medicals. 

Companies we work with

We work with many companies in the local area to complete the employment medicals for their teams. Here are a few that you might recognise....


Lot 1, Pilot Farm Road

Emerald QLD



Mon- Fri 8:00am- 4:30pm

PHONE: 07 4982 4500

EMAIL:  medicals@chhealth.com.au

Lot 1, Pilot Farm Road, Emerald QLD 4720

Tel: 07 4982 4500