Australian mining industry workers have favoured the 14 days on, 14 days off FIFO (fly in, fly out) roster, according to a survey from Mining People Independent.
Accenture head of resources David Burns believes the risk of a mining skills shortage must be addressed immediately to avoid any material impact.
Monadelphous plans to provide voluntary fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) rosters for its workforce.
Ok Tedi Mining has halted its copper-gold-silver mine operations in Papua New Guinea (PNG) due to a surge in COVID-19 cases in the country.
An Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy survey for women in resources has found that on-site experience has improved this year compared with 2020.
Fortescue Metals Group and Mineral Resources helped their fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) workers get in the Christmas spirit last month by flying their families to site for the day.
Western Australia has introduced a controlled interstate border regime as it opens up the state to Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory.
Newcrest Mining has improved its aviation risk management thanks to the basic aviation risk standard (BARS) program by Flight Safety Foundation.
Digital Twinning Australia’s virtual solutions for the mining industry are reducing the need for fly-in, fly-out travel, allowing workers to spend more time with their families.
The Flight Safety Foundation has helped to reduce the risk of aircraft accidents in the global onshore resources sector, with contract aviation accidents already on a downward trend.
Fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) workers from the eastern states are being encouraged to permanently move to Western Australia, which could result in mental health improvements.
Fortescue Metals Group is set to reverse the changes made on its operational rosters due to COVID-19, while introducing additional screening measures and testing for workers.
BHP Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) has tightened its travel restrictions for mining employees following the Queensland Government’s latest measure on border controls.
The resources industry is set to execute national coronavirus protocols to protect jobs and employees from the threats of the pandemic.
A plane carrying FIFO workers has overshot the runway in Newman Airport, Western Australia upon completing its journey from Perth.
The Mines Safety Roadshow, which focusses on promoting on-site risk awareness at mine sites, is again taking place across Western Australia this month.
The Queensland Government has put a ban on eight more large resource projects to employ a fully fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) workforce, taking the number of projects affected by this ruling to 69.
In an Australian first, the Western Australian Government has launched a code of practice that focuses on promoting and maintaining mentally healthy workplaces for fly-in, fly-out workers in the resources sector.
A physical trainer, noted for helping FIFO workers with fitness and weight reduction plans, believes soft tissue health is the “key focus” to reducing total recorded injury frequency rates (TRIFR) among miners in Western Australia. Cam Wild, director of FIFO-focused Fifo Fit, said poor soft tissue health and excessive weight were being overlooked in risk assessments. Wild cited government statistics that found … Continue reading Soft tissue health a top priority for reducing LTIs
The benefits of mine digitisation on the workforce are more positive than some people might have realised, considering the removal of work conditions associated with fly-in fly-out (FIFO) work.