Fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) work can be tough, not least for the sense of isolation many experience working away from their friends and family for long stretches of time. Approximately 60,000 Australians work under FIFO arrangements, and the ability to communicate regularly, privately, and effectively is an important factor in addressing the challenges of isolation.
Most of us take for granted our easy access to quality, reliable internet services, but for many FIFO workers, it is a lifeline to home not always available. Take away our ability to FaceTime our children, message our mates, stay in the loop with our social networks, or keep up to date with the latest TV series and see how that impacts our mood and mental health.
One of the most important things you can offer a FIFO worker is the ability to stay connected to friends, family, and everyday life at home. A fast, reliable internet service is an essential part of any remote work camp, and it’s what Yurika provides to many worksites across Queensland.
Sites with FIFO workers are often located in remote areas where there is low or no mobile reception. We can bridge this gap with a range of communication solutions depending on your location, required bandwidth, geographic coverage, and budget. Our optic fibre and microwave radio services are the most common access types in these remote areas, providing dedicated access to Yurika’s internet Points of Presence (PoPs) that interconnect to Tier 1 national internet backbone networks.
At the end of the day, all this translates to a happy workforce who can return to camp each evening, knowing they can have some downtime, stay connected to their friends and family, and even stream 4K content. At the end of a shift, FIFO workers should be safe in the knowledge they can get online without dropouts or interruptions.
Contact us today to understand how we can work with you to deliver a high-speed, high-capacity connectivity solution for your worksite.