Tuesday, September 29, 2020

-

Home Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic  Victoria Mining companies asked to step up coronavirus protections

Victoria Mining companies asked to step up coronavirus protections

Victoria Mining companies asked to step up coronavirus protections

Mining companies are being asked to step up their coronavirus protections for fly-in fly-out (FIFO) workers, staff in mining camps and remote and regional resource communities.

Mines Minister Dr Anthony Lynham said all state, territory and national resources ministers had agreed that the resources sector was essential to maintaining a strong Australian economy.

“However, public safety is our number one priority and we need everyone in the community, in business and in the industry to play their part,” he said.

“That’s why the Queensland Government has been discussing FIFO with resources companies for more than a week, and I’ve also been talking to the Federal Resources Minister.

“Resource companies have been engaging with the Queensland and Federal Government and are alert to these issues.

“We expect that all companies will continue to improve their operations and constructively engage with stakeholders, including workers and the local councils.”

The Chief Health Officer has asked resources companies to follow the public health protocols issued to date so that workers and communities are safe.

Extra precautions have been asked for workers in camps and those on the move, whether FIFO or drive-In, drive-out (DIDO).

In camps:

  • infection control in kitchens and food preparation areas. 
  • suitable accommodation for self-quarantine 
  • maintaining social distancing in camps, including for recreational activities, including outdoor sport
  • limiting movement of workers from camps and into the broader community
  • no more ‘hot bedding’ to limit contact between employees
  • cleaning each room thoroughly between uses, including changing and washing linen.

On transport:

  • avoiding close contact during transport, including reducing the numbers of people travelling on buses and aircraft.
  • thorough cleans between passenger loads getting off, and those getting on
  • temperature testing at airports for passengers boarding aircraft
  • people with symptoms not travelling, and to immediately isolate, and seek medical advice.
  • reducing FIFO and DIDO during the COVID-19 to minimise the mass movement of people.

All mines in Queensland are being asked to provide a COVID plan that covers their workers.

Companies will be required to submit specific plans to Queensland Health about interstate worker procedures.

Attributed as © State of Victoria.  Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia licence,

Source: Minister for Natural Resources, Mines and Energy
The Honourable Dr Anthony Lynham

Image by Анатолий Стафичук from Pixabay

Viral Posts

Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, Trump arrives in Democrat-run city engulfed in chaos, peace is restored.

MS. MCENANY: Good afternoon, everyone. The President shows up. When the Trump administration arrives in a Democrat-run city engulfed in chaos,...

Trump, The Left and fake Media going after Judge Amy because of her Catholicism.

PRESIDENT DONALD J TRUMP: Does anybody know these two gentlemen in the room? If you don’t, let us know. You shouldn’t...

Press Secretary McEnany Holds a Press Briefing with the US evilest Fake media Journalist

Press Secretary McEnany Holds a Press Briefing with the US evilest Fake media Journalist

Curfew lifted and COVID-19 roadmap is ‘ahead of schedule’ as Melbourne inches towards end of lockdown

Stephen Duckett, Grattan Institute THE CONVERSATION Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has announced an end to the curfew and a COVID-safe return to work for 127,000 Melburnians,...

White House Press Briefing by Press Secretary McEnany 20/8/20

KAYLEIGH MCENANY: Hello, everyone. Where is Nancy Pelosi? The House is in recess. House and Senate Democrats left town after failing...