Qld's FIFO guide

THE Queensland Resources Council has unveiled a guide to help new miners cope with the stresses of fly-in, fly-out work.
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Blair Price

The guide, undertaken by the University of Queensland's Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining and freely available on the QRC website, also provides relevant strategies and "what to expect" information to drive-in, drive-out workers.

"We recognise though that the lifestyle does have some challenges for families and this guide provides valuable advice for people already working FIFO or DIDO rosters, or those considering them," QRC CEO Michael Roche said.

He said the guide built upon QRC's 2012 workforce accommodation survey, which found that people on long-distance commutes had "equal satisfaction" over work/lifestyle arrangements with those who lived near their workplace.

"Times have changed and as the state's police force is finding, you can't always expect families, particularly where there are dual careers, to pack up and move to remote or regional centres," Roche said.