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FIFO law changes recommended

A Western Australian (WA) parliamentary inquiry into how fly-in fly-out (FIFO) work affects mental health recommends a number of changes to health and safety laws.

The inquiry calls for the definition of the term ‘health’ to include ‘mental health’ and the term ‘hazard’ to include ‘psychological hazard’ in WA occupational health and safety (OHS) legislation.

The OHS legislation should also change to apply to FIFO workers who are off shift in a residential facility.

Mine managers should also report all suicides and attempted suicides to the Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP). In addition, all deaths, regardless of the cause, the location on the mine site or whether the worker was on or off shift, should be reported.

The inquiry also calls for the introduction of a FIFO code of practice. This would include provisions for even-time rosters, and rosters that support mental health and wellbeing, such as two weeks on, one week off, or eight days on, six days off, the inquiry report adds.

For more details, visit the inquiry report

Published on 2 July 2015 in the NSCA Foundation Safe-T-Bulletin.

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