Work Environment

Whilst mining companies in recent years have focused more and more on creating as pleasant an living environment as possible for their employees, mine site living is not for everybody. However by providing their employees with good living conditions, companies are able to focus on staff retention and it is a well-known fact that happy employees are more productive employees.

Mining is renowned to be one of the more dangerous occupations and there have been many serious accidents worldwide over the years in mining. The dangers that occur in mining include accidents which have resulted in significant loss of life over the years, as well as health hazards that miners face on a day to day basis.

Many mining jobs require that you live on site in a mining camp, especially those that are situated remotely. Depending on the requirements and roster, it’s not uncommon to spend as long as a month in a row living on a mining site.

FIFO is a terminology used when employing people in remote areas, where the person would be flown in and out, as and when required for the job. FIFO is very common in mining, because mines are often found in remote locations, hundreds of kilometres away from the nearest town.

DIDO works on a similar basis to FIFO (Fly In - Fly Out), where those working at remote mine sites would drive to the site, as opposed to fly, and stay onsite for a specified period of time and then return home.