Bhilwara, 6th May, 2023:Hindustan Zinc, continues to strive towards shaping and strengthening the #SafetyFirst culture by organizing the 1st ever all women batch in First Aid Safety.The formation of All Women First Aid Team at company’s Rampura Agucha Mine marks a significant milestone in the company’s commitment to promoting gender equality and inclusivity in the workplace.The batch included 15 women employee trainees who underwent two weeks of training to acquire the expertise.
During the training, the trainees were trained in providing basic life support techniques along with practical training in Underground based Model Mine.During the program, the trainees demonstrated their competence by lifting a 70 kg dummy body in stretchers and transporting it to the Emergency Ambulance. The Rescue Team of Rampura Agucha Mine who are affiliated with the DGMS (Directorate General of Mines Safety) imparted the training to the batch. The Rescue team comprised of doctors and rescue trainers.
The First Aid Team will play a crucial role in providing prompt and effective medication to any employee in need. By equipping the team with the necessary skills and knowledge, Hindustan Zinc aims to create a safer work environment and reduce the risk of accidents or injuries.
The training of the All Women First Aid Team is in line with Hindustan Zinc’s commitment to its Sustainability Goal of Zero Harm. The company recognizes the importance of ensuring the safety and well-being of its employees, and this initiative is a testament to that commitment
About Hindustan Zinc Limited:
Hindustan Zinc, a Vedanta Group company in Zinc-Lead and Silver business is world’s 2nd largest integrated Zinc producer and 5th largest Silver producer. The company governs about ~80% of the growing Zinc market in India with its headquarters at Udaipur along with Zinc-Lead mines and smelting complexes spread across the state of Rajasthan.
Hindustan Zinc is self-sufficient in power with captive thermal power plants and has ventured into green energy by setting-up wind power plants. The company is ranked 1st in Asia-Pacific for the fourth consecutive year and globally 3rd in S&P Global Corporate Responsibility Assessment in 2022 amongst Mining & Metal companies. Hindustan Zinc is a certified Water Positive company and is the only Indian company to be recognized at the S&P Global Platts Metal Award 2022 winning two prestigious awards for ‘Industry Leadership Award – Base, Precious & Specialty Metals’ Award and ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’ Award.
The company takes pride in having some of the best-in-class people practices and employee-centric initiatives, which have certified Hindustan Zinc as – ‘Great Place to Work 2022’, ‘Company with Great Managers 2022’ by People Business and the ‘People-first HR Excellence Award’.