Anitua Limited, in partnership with the PNG Red Cross facilitated a week-long training on First Aid on Lihir Island in late July 2022.
According to the PNG Red Cross, the need for First Aid is great as road accidents are still increasing and the use of mechanical and electrical appliances and chemicals at home, work and leisure increases the risk of injuries.
There is also an increasing demand for certified first aiders in most industries and Anitua Ltd is no different, as the Company is committed to preventing injury and avoiding ill health at all its’ work sites, through its Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) management.
First Aid is also a requirement for Anitua Ltd, as a major service provider to Newcrest Mining Ltd, as the Company provides services to NML in Mining Construction and Radial Drilling.
Supported by Anitua’s Human Resource (HR) team, a total of 54 participants attended the First Aid training from Tuesday 28th June to Friday 1st of July 2022.
The participants were representatives from all Anitua business units (AMS, ARDS, NCS Farms, Constructions, Lihir Business Services, HR, Properties, Security, IT, Retail).
The training covered Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and First Aid Level Three, which teaches First Aiders how to manage snake bites, fractures, swelling, burns, and most medical conditions.
Facilitating the training from the PNG Red Cross were Kawai Wotangas and Aidah Kenneth.