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Gold Fields Ghana Limited’s (Tarkwa mine) all-female emergency first aiders won the Zone One Inter-mines First Aid and Safety Competition held in August.
The Tarkwa first aiders team beat their colleagues from Ghana Manganese Company, AngloGold Ashanti and Future Gold Resources to qualify for the national finals in November 2022.
The contestants were tested on their knowledge of workplace health and safety regulations and the duties of a first aider. They also participated in an emergency response simulation to demonstrate their skills.
"We are committed to building strong and resilient emergency response teams at our mine and in our host communities, and I am pleased our first aiders demonstrated their competences," said Stephen Osei-Bempah, General Manager for Tarkwa mine.
"Training and empowering our female first aiders align with our commitment to diversity and inclusion, as well as our people development strategy," he added.
The winners received five 55" Samsung smart TVs as their prize. Organised annually by the Ghana Chamber of Mines, the Inter-mines First Aid and Safety competition creates awareness about the importance of safety at work and home.