A commitment to safety 180 meters below earth – Hindustan Zinc sets up India’s first UG First Aid Station
Udaipur, 12 February, 2021: Safety is an ingrained approach in the work culture at Hindustan Zinc,andtaking this approach a step further, HZL’s Rampura Agucha Mine has developed India’s first underground First Aid & Ambulance centre. The underground first aid station and ambulance centre is equipped with a fresh airbase dedicatedly for underground mine, where arescue team along with a medical practitioner has been appointed under charge of a qualified Medical Professional& Rescue Head.
This first-of-its-kind below the ground rescue and aid system is functional 24 hours at the underground station along with its dedicated rescue and paramedical staff. The underground mine station also has a dedicated emergency vehicle, equipped with AED, ECG and Reviving Apparatus. The facility is also installed with a resting Air-Conditioned facility armed with portable Oxygen Cylinders & Saline bottles, BP Monitoring Instrument, Dehydration measuring instrument & Pulse oximeter which can be used in case of any emergencies.
As per Mine Rescue Rule 1985 (Rule 27), in case of any emergency, there has to be a Rescue Team with a paramedical staff at the Fresh Air Base for dealing with an emergency. HZL already has a first aid station on the surface level compliant with this rule, but has now taken a step ahead by deploying anunderground First Aid & Ambulance centreas well. Thisunderground centre and ambulance will expedite response time of the Rescue Team to attend any emergency with a quick turnaround time.
About Hindustan Zinc Limited
Hindustan Zinc (NSE & BSE: HINDZINC), a Vedanta Group Company, is one of the world’s largest and India’s only integrated producer of Zinc-Lead and Silver. The Company is headquartered in Udaipur, Rajasthan in India where it also has its mines and smelting complexes. It is self-sufficient in power with installed captive thermal power plants and green energy plants including wind and solar power.
Sustainability & innovation is at the core of Hindustan Zinc’s operations. The Company is ranked 1st in Asia-Pacific and 7th globally in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index 2020 in the metal & mining sector, is a certified water positive company, is a member of the FTSE4Good Index and also a part of the prestigious ‘A’ List by CDP for climate change.
As a socially responsible corporate, Hindustan Zinc is committed to enhancing the lives of local communities through its social programs. The company is amongst the Top 15 CSR Spenders in India
and is currently reaching out to 500,000 people across 189 core villages in Rajasthan and Uttarakhand.
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