icare Lung Screen, a mobile respiratory testing service, is just another way icare can support employers by visiting their worksite or premises across NSW.
Lung screenings are a quick and painless procedure that can help with early detection of a dust disease. We’re committed to making this service more easily available to employers and their workers, which is why we offer three different ways for employers to arrange one.
Each examination takes less than half an hour, and involves:
- A lung function test by a respiratory scientist;
- Respiratory medical examination by a doctor; and if required,
- An x-ray reported by a radiologist
Results are returned to icare dust diseases care to be analysed by a respiratory physician. A health monitoring report is provided to each worker and the employer is notified of any workplace injury.
About the icare Lung Screen unit
Our mobile respiratory testing unit is a lung screening service on wheels.
Onboard is an X-ray room, advanced lung function testing equipment and a medical practitioner to conduct the examination. This minimises travel time for workers.
At a rate of $100 +GST per person, your employer can book the unit for a minimum of 30 workers. It’s a good option for an employer with a larger work force, and minimises disruption to the working day.
Lung screening for employees working with crystalline silica and manufactured stone products
In partnership with SafeWork NSW, icare is providing a lung screening service for employers who have received a SafeWork improvement notice.
Visit our Working safely with crystalline silica page to find out if you're eligible for this service.
The Lung Screen
Visit our medical centre
If your workplace is based near the city, you may prefer to make a booking with our medical centre in the Sydney CBD.
Screenings cost $100 plus GST, and there is no minimum number of workers that need to be screened.
Arrange a local service in your region
If you’re based outside of Sydney, we can support regional employers that choose to have lung screenings performed locally.
We can provide your local doctors with the guidelines, templates, review reports and record maintenance for just $60 + GST per person.
There is no minimum number of workers that need to be screened.