Re: Who has worked on mines?
Marcsta tickets are one of the things required by the clients that employ contractors.
They are supposed to give you a general idea on safety in the industry.
As stated, they are easy to get and supposed to be renewed after 2 years.
Got mine some 4 years ago and initially they wanted everyone overdue to get renewed. The mine i work at don't seem to care about that now.
One thing that appears to be an asset for getting jobs is a first-aid certificate. I believe they are around $600 . Too much for my liking.
You mention drilling. I guess you would be starting off as a off-sider. Hard dirty work, though can be satisfying if you are into fitness.(Been there, done that). Don't know what the money is like, just it is usually the lowest paid untill more experience is gained.
Is the drilling in mine-sites or exploration out in the bush? Something to keep in mind is the drug screens they spring on you at unannounced times.
Lots of people have a few tokes on R&R and get done when returning to site.
Some companies, like ours, make you blow in the breatholiser every day at the start of shift. Not a problem as long as you drink in moderation.
If you want some more info about mining, send me a PM after monday as i fly back to Perth monday night.
Previous post mentioned Woodie Woodie. Great little site, when it is in operation. Worked there in '67 and '91. (Yes i'm an oldie, hehe).
Last edited by dragonV8; 06-28-2003 at 07:25.