Nordgold’s Bissa strengthens rescue team with 99 new first aiders

13 December 2022

Nordgold Group («Nordgold» or the «Company»), an internationally diversified gold producer, is pleased to announce that its Bissa mine in Burkina Faso has launched a new training programme in first aid for its employees to strengthen the mine’s emergency-response readiness.

Both the theoretical and practical parts of the training were delivered on site by the mine’s health and safety professionals and firefighters. In the first wave of the programme, 99 employees from geology, mining, mobile maintenance, plant, and supporting departments were certified as first aiders. They are now prepared to save lives in emergency situations.

"By involving the workers in this programme, we ensure that in an emergency situation, we have a rescuer who will be able to perform first aid immediately. When it comes to emergencies, time matters. We must give ourselves the means to act as quickly as possible".

Paul Ouédraogo

health and safety superintendent



Marisha LeonCorporate Communications Manager, Africa

About Bissa-Bouly

The Bissa-Bouly mines in Burkina Faso are operated by Nordgold and jointly owned with the government of Burkina Faso, which has a 10% interest. Nordgold has invested over US$1.3 billion in Burkina Faso and become one of the largest gold miners operating in the country. Since 2009, the Company has contributed over US$500 million to the government in the form of taxes and royalties. Bissa-Bouly supports more than 1,300 jobs. The Company’s recent community initiatives in Burkina Faso include the construction of new quality homes for local communities and considerable investment in new infrastructure projects — including roads, schools, and health centres — as well as investment in agriculture and livestock and supporting the development of small businesses.

About Nordgold

Nordgold is an internationally diversified one million ounce gold producer with over 7,000 employees and a portfolio of eight mines — in Burkina Faso, Guinea, Russia, and Kazakhstan — as well as a number of development and exploration projects in West Africa, Eurasia and North America. Since its foundation in 2007, Nordgold has established a global reputation as a leading developer of tier-one gold-mining assets, with a proven commitment to community engagement, sustainability, efficiency, and operating in an environmentally responsible manner. Since 2013, Nordgold has successfully constructed three gold mines, including two in Burkina Faso (Bouly and Bissa) and, most recently, the Gross mine in Russia.


Corporate Communications
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