Factors Linked to the well-being of Fly-In-Fly-Out (FIFO) workers – Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining

UQ study: “This report contains the findings from a research project aiming to identify factors linked to the retention and well-being of FIFO workers in the resources sector.

The study included a survey of 286 FIFO workers currently employed in the resources sector in Australia. This study is quite unique for the sector in that 70% of respondents held a university degree and 40% were female. The study confirms previous research findings into FIFO work forces and also provides unique insights into the challenges that managerial workers face.

A key finding from that study was that FIFO workers require personal space and opportunities for private communication with family and friends in order to maximise their sense of well-being at work. Private rooms and good internet connections were sought after facilities at accommodation camps.”
via Diigo http://www.csrm.uq.edu.au/publications/476-factors-linked-to-the-well-being-of-fly-in-fly-out-fifo-workers