FIFO frameworks being finalised

WITH the Western Australian border closed, efforts are being made to help miners deal with the logistics issues of still getting workers to and from site.
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Suggestions have been made for mining companies to help smooth the way for their FIFO workers.

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While the border closure should not affect mining workers, there are some suggestions on how companies can make the fly-in, fly-out process go as smoothly as possible.

A framework for the movement of resources workers is before the State Emergency Commissioner for approval.

That should shed further light on definitions and help make interstate smoother over the coming days.

A similar document on National Protocols was taken to the National Cabinet on March 24.

As of 1:30pm March 24, WA Police have been meeting planes on arrival and non-exempt interstate arrivals will be required to complete a declaration form that they will self-quarantine for 14 days.  

Mining workers have been classified essential and exempt and do not need to complete the declaration.

Airports are delineating areas where workers who are in transit should wait for their connecting flight so they can be kept separate from the public.

The Association of Mining and Exploration Companies has encouraged mining companies to have representatives on the ground to help clear resources workers on arrival, for example identifying the against the flight manifest.

AMEC recommends all interstate workers carry ID identifying their role and employing company and a copy of their company-issued travel itinerary to help the process.

As a last resort workers should be able to phone a representative of the company who can help verify their status and travel movements.



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