Prioritising the health and safety of all people in resources
The priority of AusIMM remains promoting and protecting the health and safety of all resources professionals, particularly those working onsite during this time. AusIMM continues to work with industry on promoting best practice throughout this evolving COVID-19 challenge. The changes being made by industry quickly and efficiently, to their practices has once again positioned the resources sector and the professionals who work in it, as agile and future focused.
Minimising the spread of COVID-19 has led to modifications to operations impacting mining professionals, including for some, relocating interstate indefinitely or working different rosters. Such measures can preserve employment and minimise the spread of COVID-19, but due attention needs to be given to the mental health, well-being and the impact on family life for these workers.
AusIMM encourages affected workers to engage with their employers on these new measures and seek out assistance if needed through Beyond Blue or Mates in Mining to build resilience and support structures during this difficult period.