Fly in - Fly out is tough
Health, Safety & Environment Specialist/GEMT (Former Employee) – Moomba & Adelaide, SA – 11 March 2015
While working in the Australian Outback most days began well before sunrise and could finish well after the sun went down. The days were varied as the nature of the work would quickly change depending on activities in The Cooper Basin. I learnt that The Outback is an extremely large area where it is easy to become disorientated if you are not given the right training. Managers at the coalface had an extremely hard job to balance the internal and external requirements but did the best they could under the circumstances. We worked very well as a team to keep our field personnel's equipment in the peak of performance and make sure when there were any issues they were dealt with in a timely manner. The hardest part of the job was being away from my family for extended periods, some long days and the difficulty in getting parts quickly to a remote area. The up side was the camaraderie, resilience and ingenuity among the workforce,
Camaraderie and time off.
Time away from family.