Frequently Asked Questions - FIFO & DIDO

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What do FIFO & DIDO mean?

FIFO stands for Fly In Fly Out and DIDO stands for Drive in Drive Out. This means that workers are brought to site for the length of their work roster where they are provided with accommodation, recreation facilities, meals, etc.

Isn’t FIFO bad for mental health?

While it can be challenging working away from home for a period of time, the minerals industry takes mental health and wellbeing of the entire workforce seriously. 

The MCA Blueprint for Mental Health and Wellbeing is world leading. All MCA member companies have adopted this blueprint and implemented strategies on their mines to ensure that every worker has access to support while at work and away from work.