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FIFO And Family Life

When compared to other parents, partners of FIFO workers experience higher levels of stress. FIFO workers are often working away from home for four to six weeks at any one time.

Roy Hill Recognised at 2018 DMIRS Awards for Excellence

Roy Hill has won the 2018 Safety and Health Resources Sector Engineering Award at the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) Awards for Excellence ceremony, held at the Perth...

Autonomous: Is It The Best Option?

There has been a lot of conversation surrounding the use of driverless trucks in mining. It was in 2015 that two Pilbara mines started using them to move iron ore. The workers control the trucks from...

What to expect working in Australian mines

So, you want to work in an Australian mine. Before you can, there are certain things you need to know. There is a lot going on, and most people have no idea what happens in the mines. First of all...

How Thermal Stress Affects You

Heading into summer, there are certain aspects in your role on a mining site that become more difficult. One of the biggest factors that work against us in mining, is heat.

How to protect, clean and store height safety gear

Harnesses and other height safety gear should be cleaned regularly to minimise odour build-up, increase service life and remove any potentially degrading materials. And it is not appropriate to soak...

DMIRS New hazard register available

The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) has developed a new hazard register, which presents the findings from 53 serious injury or serious incident investigations undertaken...