As a worker, you have the right to ask your employer for a health monitoring service if you’ve been exposed to hazardous dust in the workplace.
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
- 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.
icare Lung Screen mobile service
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 plus GST per person, your employer can book the bus for a minimum of 30 workers.
How to book
Visit our medical centre
If your employer 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.
We’re located close to public transport at the following address:
115 Pitt Street
Sydney NSW, 2000
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.
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.