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.
Rates of psychological distress, workplace bullying and burnout were found significantly higher among fly-in fly-out (FIFO) workers than their non-FIFO counterparts, one of Australia’s most comprehensive FIFO research studies has shown.
The McGowan government has released an updated draft code of practice to help create mentally healthy workplaces for fly-in fly-out (FIFO) mine workers in Western Australia.
FIFO workers have significantly higher chance to be overweight or obese than their non-FIFO counterparts, research indicates. In 2013, 79 per cent of FIFO workers fit into the two categories, compared to 64 per cent of the general population in Australia.