Debswana’s Security Department last weekend successfully defended their title as they won the Orapa, Letlhakane and Damtshaa Mines First AID Competitions in Orapa.
The victory means the men and women charged with safe guarding Debswana property will get the chance to retain the National Mines First AID trophy which they won last year in Jwaneng defeating teams from most of the local mines.
The national competition will be held in Orapa mid next month and the team will be looking to use home ground advantage and support to regain the title which is regarded as prestigious in the local mining industry.
Meanwhile different speakers spoke on the importance of first aid before the teams from different departments in the mines took to the stage to show off their first aid skills and knowledge.
Emphasizing the need for first aid knowledge Assistant General Manager Orapa, Letlhakane and Damtshaa Mines Bakani Motlhabani said: “First Aid is critical in life saving intervention. The competition acts as a platform to sensitize employees and the community on the need to acquire First Aid knowledge”.
For his part OLDM Senior Mining Manager Johane Mchive said First Aid and the mining industry have a historical connection which has led to First Aid being a legal requirement enshrined in the Mines, Quarries, Works and Machinery act.
“The benefits of First Aid cannot be overemphasized. It is paramount to all spheres of our lives as it can be administered anywhere, anytime. Life is precious hence the need to have inbuilt intervention in ourselves to be able to preserve and sustain ourselves” he said.
OLDM General Manager who handed the trophy to the winners encouraged them to defend their national title and keep their mines’ and prestige going strong.