Letšeng ACHIEVES 365 DAYS With­out lost TIME IN­JURY

Lesotho Times - - News -

The last lost time in­jury was on the 27th of Oc­to­ber 2014.

Mak­ing the an­nounce­ment at to­day’s weekly Health Safety and En­vi­ron­ment progress meet­ing, the Gen­eral Man­ager, Mr John Houghton (pic­tured) com­mended all em­ploy­ees for their con­tri­bu­tion in reach­ing this mile­stone.

“This is an achieve­ment that is worth cel­e­brat­ing. Nonethe­less, we must all re­main vig­i­lant as we go on with our daily tasks,” said the Gen­eral Man­ager. The prin­ci­ple of zero harm to peo­ple, prop­erty and the en- vi­ron­ment is at the heart of Letšeng Di­a­mond Mine’s op­er­a­tions.

The mine im­ple­ments an in­te­grated health, safety and en­vi­ron­men­tal man­age­ment sys­tem that is based on in­ter­na­tional stan­dards.

Some ma­jor ac­tiv­i­ties un­der the sys­tem in­clude daily in­ci­dents re­port­ing, in­ves­ti­ga­tion and close out, pos­i­tive be­hav­iour re­in­force­ment, cor­rec­tive coach­ing and the prac­tice of broth­ers’ keeper prin­ci­ple.

Let­seng’s man­age­ment plays a lead­ing role in en­sur­ing that safety re­mains a pri­or­ity. This is re­alised through Vis­i­ble Felt Lead­er­ship vis­its, which man­age­ment car­ries out weekly to mo­ti­vate staff, en­cour­age them to work safely and sup­port them to per­form their tasks well. Letšeng Di­a­mond Mine is world renowned for hav­ing the high­est dol­lar per carat of any kim­ber­lite mine. It has pro­duced four of the twenty largest white di­a­monds in the world.

Th­ese are the 603ct Letšeng Prom­ise re­cov­ered in 2006, the 493ct Letšeng Legacy re­cov­ered in 2007, the 478ct Light of Letšeng and the 550ct Letšeng Star. Gem Di­a­monds Lim­ited ac­quired the mine in Oc­to­ber 2006. Share­hold­ing stands at 70% for Gem Di­a­monds and 30% for the Gov­ern­ment of Le­sotho.

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