K M Dayashankar
Singareni directors Chandrashekhar and Balaram inaugurate the centre on Saturday
Singareni first company in India to set up First aid training centre
Centre set up in association with Nargundkar institute of management (NIM) to train miners and employees in first aid techniques
Centre would train 30 persons in a batch for 10 days and issue certificates
All the staff would be imparted training in first aid in a phased manner
PEDDAPALLI: The Singareni Collieries Company Limited has emerged as the coal company in the country to set up the First aid training centre to provide training to the miners and the employees in Ramagundam-2 division in Godavarikhani coal belt in Peddapalli district.
The Singareni in association with the Nargundkar institute of management (NIM), Indore, Madhya Pradesh state had set up the first of its kind First aid training centre and secured the necessary permission and recognition from the Director General of Mines Safety (DGMS). Accordingly, Singareni directors S Chandrashekhar (operations) and N Balaram (Finance) had formally inaugurated the centre on Saturday.
The First aid training centre would provide training to all the miners and officials in a phased manner on the first aid treatment during the emergencies at the mines and other areas of the coal belt. They would train 30 members in a batch for a period of 10 days and conduct an examination for the issuance of a certificate. The experts would train the employees about the first aid treatment to be provided to the persons suffering from a heart attack, accidents, shifting in ambulances and how to react during emergencies etc.
The employees and miners having first aid training certificates would be given preference in promotions. The idea behind providing first aid training was to ensure that there were at least five to 10 members trained in first aid in each shift in the mines and other places to respond during the emergencies and save the lives of the miners.
Earlier, the Singareni employees and miners used to undergo first aid training in other organisations by travelling to distant places and incurred huge expenses. Now, the first aid training centre was made available at Ramagundam coal belt for the benefit of miners and others and issuance of certificates after undergoing 10-days training.
Speaking on the occasion, the Singareni Directors said that they would transform the First aid training centre into one of the best in the country. They thanked chairman and managing director N Sridhar for setting up the centre in the Ramagundam coal belt area for the benefit of the miners and employees to undergo training on first aid and provide necessary medical assistance during emergencies. GM (safety) Guruvaiah and others were also present.
Telangana Boggu ghani Karmika Sangham (TGBKS), the recognised trade union of Singareni, president B Venkat Rao was all praise for Singareni for starting first of its kind First aid training centre for the employees and miners.