About the Survey

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Australia’s resources industry is growing rapidly to meet global demand and the use of fly-in/fly-out (FIFO) workers is on the rise. The University of Queensland is conducting a study to investigate how FIFO work arrangements, including accommodation arrangements, impact on FIFO workers’ lives. The purpose of this study is to find out more about your experience of FIFO work arrangements. In particular, we are interested in your opinions about the type of workforce accommodation you are staying in, how satisfied you are with your job, and your sense of personal well being.

DEFINITIONS: (for the purpose of this survey)
• FIFO WORK ARRANGEMENTS: any work roster pattern that requires workers to live and work at a mine site in temporary workplace accommodation for the period of their roster, and return to their homes between these periods
• FIFO WORKERS: any workers who fly-in/fly-out (FIFO), drive-in/drive-out (DIDO) or bus-in/bus-out (BIBO) to their jobs
• HOME or ‘PLACE OF RESIDENCE’: the place you stay when you ARE NOT on roster or staying at your workplace accommodation
• WORKPLACE ACCOMMODATION: the place you stay when you ARE on roster, including camps, accommodation villages or dongas

This survey will take approximately 20 minutes and has to be completed in one sitting.

Please note:
• Participation in this study is entirely voluntary
• If you do not wish to answer a question please leave it blank
• This survey is anonymous. No personal details will be collected or made publicly available
• You can withdraw your involvement at any time during the survey. However, once your completed survey has been submitted, it is NOT possible to withdraw the information you have provided
• Please do not proceed if you have previously completed this survey


Having read the above information, your completion of the survey constitutes your agreement to participate in the study.

This study adheres to the Guidelines of the ethical review process of The University of Queensland. You are free to discuss your participation in this study with a member of the project team (contact details below). If you would like to speak to an officer of the University not involved in the study, you may contact the Ethics Officer on: (07) 3365 3924.

If you would like to find out more about this survey please contact:

Dr. Jill Harris
Minerals Industry Safety and Health Centre
Sustainable Minerals Institute
The University of Queensland St Lucia QLD 4072
Phone: 07 3346 4035
Email: jill.harris@uq.edu.au
Web: www.smi.uq.edu.au