Guidance for long-distance commuting (FIFO/DIDO) workers

Rogers, Paul and Barclay, Mary Anne (2014) Guidance for long-distance commuting (FIFO/DIDO) workers Brisbane, QLD, Australia: Queensland Resources Council

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Author Rogers, Paul
Barclay, Mary Anne
Title of report Guidance for long-distance commuting (FIFO/DIDO) workers
Publication date 2014-02-14
Publisher Queensland Resources Council
Place of publication Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Start page 1
End page 12
Total pages 12
Language eng
Subjects Original Creative Work - Textual work
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Reference guide for long distance commuting workers in the minerals and energy sector. Developed for the Queensland Resources Council

The purpose of this guide is to provide useful information to potential employees considering applying for positions involving long distance commuting work, including fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) and drive-in, drive-out (DIDO) work. Long-distance commuting work has significant advantages for both companies and employees, but may also present challenges for some employees in adapting to the lifestyle and managing personal relationships.

This guide is intended to provide sufficient information for employees to make informed choices when considering long distance commuting work.

The guide:

▪ discusses what we mean by the terms, ‘FIFO’ and ‘DIDO’
▪ points out the main benefits and challenges of the FIFO/DIDO lifestyle
▪ suggests some coping strategies for some of the commonly encountered challenges faced by FIFO/DIDO workers and their families
▪ provides a checklist of questions to help potential employees decide whether or not the FIFO/DIDO lifestyle is right for them and their families
▪ lists some useful websites for organisations that provide support to FIFO/DIDO workers and their families
▪ provides handy in-text references for those wanting to know more about the FIFO/DIDO lifestyle, its impacts and challenges.
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Created: Thu, 01 May 2014, 15:07:04 EST by Ms Mary Anne Barclay on behalf of Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining