The Impact Of FIFO Mental Health Problems On Small Rural Mining Communities

One of the most traumatic results of mental health issues within the community generally is suicide. In a large metropolitan area, these may go relatively unnoticed in the overall scheme of things outside the victim's immediate sphere of family, friends, and work colleagues. However, when it happens in a small community it has the potential to impa...
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​Tips For A FIFO Working Christmas On A Mine Site

As the Christian world ramps up for yet another Christmas we spare a thought for those FIFO workers who will be spending Christmas and the Festive Season working on a mine site. It would be nice to think mine sites could shut down in observance of occasions like Christmas to allow their staff to spend Christmas Day with family and friends. The real...
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​The Value Of FIFO Lifestyle Inductions To Those Who Would Receive Them

Inductions are an important part of welcoming new employees into a company and are commonly used in many industries. They provide employees with vital information around policies and procedures, and they help equip them with the skills and knowledge they'll require in relation to their new job with that particular company. Inductions are also a way...
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Is The Mental Health Of FIFO Workers Improving?

Over the years there have been many calls for the mining industry to start taking the issue of mental health and well being amongst FIFO workers more seriously. The statistics are damning, and each report that studies the subject adds more evidence to the growing pile, backing up and substantiating facts that are already known. For example, the Cit...
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Ahh FIFO Rosters……….!

In May of this year (2018) Rural and Remote Mental Health ​ , an Australian not-for-profit public company specialising in providing mental health programs and services for those who live and work in rural and remote Australia, presented a report called Psychological distress in remote mining and construction workers in Australia ​ . Whilst the repo...
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International FIFO Mining Work – The Pros And Cons

We've looked at the life of FIFO workers who work within their own country or in developed countries but there are also many FIFO workers who work overseas in under developed or developing countries. These jobs have some pretty unique challenges that those who haven't actually lived the life may not realise. Or may find difficult to comprehend. The...
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FIFO – Life In A Mining Camp

FIFO – for most people it generally brings to mind machinery operators, plant workers and tradies flying backwards and forwards between their remote or overseas place of work and their homes in metropolitan areas. However, a fair percentage of FIFO workers are also executives and middle management. Some of them choose the FIFO lifestyle whilst othe...
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The FIFO Lifestyle – It’s About More Than Just Money

The money might be good but does it come at a cost? Those who live the FIFO lifestyle will likely tell you they've earned every single penny of that money in terms of life style adjustments, sacrifices, long roster cycles, body clock adjustments and plain hard work! And then some! A Few Facts About FIFO Australia is acknowledged as the FIFO capital...
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