Each of our operations has an emergency response program. Our employees receive ongoing safety training specific to their roles, ensuring that they are able to identify potential hazards and can complete their jobs safely. An emergency response team at each site is made up of employees who have received additional training in emergency protocols, procedures and equipment. These teams maintain close working relationships with community-based emergency responders.
“We take a no-nonsense approach to health and safety. Safety is a core value at Eldorado and is fully ingrained in the way we do business.”
Doug Jones, Senior VP Operations
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CASE STUDY: Efemçukuru emergency response team
Efemçukuru’s Mine Rescue Team was established in September 2011. Volunteer employees initially received training on rescue equipment and in early 2012 began completing extensive mock scenario rescues, which continue on a regular basis. The team focuses on developing skills in underground and surface firefighting and rescue, vehicle accident response, industrial firefighting, underground emergency training, underground rescue, rope rescues and hazardous substance response. A minimum number of rescue team members are always on site 24/7, ready to respond in case of emergency. The team has also helped local communities, particularly in firefighting, and has responded to emergencies at other mining operations.
Efemçukuru’s Mine Rescue Team works closely with the Hellas Gold mine rescue captain to share knowledge between operations.