Cleaning Cloudbreak

Lucy Nash chats to Hazel Lockyer, who works in Site Maintenance at Cloudbreak, a Fortescue Mine site. She shares what she enjoys about working on her Grandmother's traditional land. She is both a grandmother and a great-grandmother, and is happy to help pave the way for younger generations to get involved in the work.

She chats about the community at the FMG site, and shares the skills needed to be a good cleaner - including communication and teamwork.

SkillsOne recently visited tradies who work in the mining industry in the Pilbarra, in Western Australia, run by the Fortescue Metals Group.

Fortescue focusses on iron ore.

Fortescue's port, rail and mine project commenced construction in February 2006 with the turning of the first sod at the Company's port site at Anderson Point in Port Hedland. Just two years later, the open-access rail infrastructure is complete, the Fortescue Herb Elliott Port is operational and the mining operations at the Company's first mine site, known as Cloudbreak, are well underway.

VJ Michael Gumley