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January 24, 2023

Sandfire MATSA’s Mining Rescue Brigade

Sandfire is committed to achieving superior health and safety performance and investing in health and safety management is at the forefront of our business values and strategies. 

At our MATSA Copper Operations in south-western Spain, we recently acquired a new Unimog Truck for our Sotiel Mine Rescue Brigade, which provides additional infrastructure and further strengthens our emergency response capability.

The Mine Rescue Brigade was originally founded in 2009 with the commencement of operations. The original team travelled to Asturias to receive training externally from the experienced Central Mining Rescue Brigade.

Since then, the Mine Rescue Brigade has extended into the three mines with teams allocated to each mine: Aguas Teñidas, Magdalena and Sotiel. Training in emergency response is now , which is led by the Rescue Brigade Coordinator.

The Mine Rescue Brigade teams are made up of volunteer mining operators and technical personnel who are well equipped with state-of-the-art emergency response equipment, including fleet vehicles, providing employees with the security that a well-trained and experience response team will always be there to assist and mitigate risks.

Setlhopha sa Phalotso sa Moepo wa MATSA wa Kompone ya Sandfire 

Monongwaga, re reketse setlhopha sa phalotso sa moepo wa Sotiel koloi ya mogobagoba ya modiro wa Unimog. Se se tokafatsa bokgoni jwa rona jwa tsibogo ya tshoganyetso.

Setlhopha sa phalotso se simolodisitswe ka 2009 moepo o bulwa. Setlhopha sa phalotso sa ntlha se ne sa ya Asturias go ya go rutuntshiwa ke setlhopha sa phalotso se se nang le maitemogolo a a kwa godimo sa  Central Mining.

Setlhopha jaanong se na le ditlhophana tse di rutetsweng tsibogo ya tshoganyetso kwa meepong ya Aguas Teñidas, Magdalena le Sotiel. Ditlhophana tse tsotlhe di okametswe ke mogokaganya ditiro wa setlhopha sa phalotso.

Maloko a ditlhophana tsa phalotso a akaretsa badiri ba baithaopi ba meepo le badiri ba setegeniki. Ditlhophana tse di dirisa didirisiwa tsa segompieno tsa tsibogo ya tshoganyetso di akaretsa dikoloi le go itsisi babereki gore setlhopha se se rutetsweng tiro sa tsibogo ya tshoganyetso se teng ka dinako tsotlhe go thusa le go  hema dikotsi.

Brigada de Rescate Minero de Sandfire MATSA 

Este año hemos adquirido un nuevo camión Unimog para nuestra Brigada de Rescate Minero de Sotiel, aumentando así la capacidad de respuesta de nuestro equipo de emergencias.

La Brigada de Rescate Minero se fundó en 2009 con el comienzo de las operaciones. El equipo original viajó hasta Asturias para formarse con el experimentado equipo de la Brigada de Rescate Minero Central.

Ahora, la Brigada cuenta con equipos formados en respuesta de emergencia en las minas de Aguas Teñidas, Magdalena y Sotiel, bajo la dirección del coordinador de la Brigada de Rescates.

Los equipos de la Brigada de Rescate Minero incluyen a personal técnico y operadores mineros voluntarios. Estos equipos están provistos de materiales y recursos de respuesta de emergencia de última tecnología, lo que incluye vehículos de flota, transmitiendo así la idea al personal de que podrán contar en todo momento con un equipo de respuesta bien formado y experimentado que les prestará su ayuda en la mitigación de riesgos.

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