Mining is a global industry, and one that continues to grow. However, it is also a volatile one. The past few years in particular have demonstrated how
the market for metals and natural resources can ebb and flow. During any period though, peak or otherwise, the mining sector places unique stresses
on its employees.
Mine locations are determined by resource deposits and are often found in remote areas. This requires employees to travel long distances or fly-in and
fly-out (FIFO), which can be taxing over time. Alternatively, employees may temporarily base themselves on-site. In either case, they may work long,
irregular, or consecutive shifts, often with heavy machinery to extract raw materials. Whilst on-site, employees are isolated from friends and family,
and face obstacles when maintaining relationships. It is a demanding workplace environment by any definition. These factors can be hazardous to employees
in different ways, though the most common concern is fatigue.
We have successfully worked with many mining companies to enhance their productivity through the implementation of effective fatigue management strategies,
initiatives and solutions.