An updated draft code of practice to help promote and maintain the mental health of FIFO workers in Western Australia has been released and residents of the state are being asked for the opinions.
The second draft of the ‘Mentally healthy workplaces for fly-in fly-out workers in the resources and construction sectors’ code has been released for further public comment, following a successful initial round of consultation earlier this year.
In the first round of public comment, the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety received 51 submissions from a diverse range of respondents.
The updated draft includes a summary report detailing feedback from the public and how their issues were addressed.
The draft code of practice uses a risk assessment process to identify potential psychosocial hazards and factors, and helps protect mental health in the workplace.
Western Australians have until Friday September 21, 2018 to comment on the second draft.
For more information, visit http://www.dmp.wa.gov.au/Consultation-16497.aspx