Letšeng ACHIEVES 365 DAYS Without lost TIME INJURY
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.