Nordgold launches Automated Medical Checkup Systems
London, United Kingdom, 16 February 2022 — Nord Gold plc («Nordgold» or the «Company»), the internationally diversified gold producer, has introduced automated medical checkup systems (AMCS) at its Gross, Taborny and Irokinda gold mines in Russia, and Suzdal gold mine in Kazakhstan.
Nordgold has acquired 16 innovative ACMS units which serve to fully automate and significantly improve the quality and accuracy of pre-shift medical checkups for over 3,500 of the Company’s employees.
AMCS will enable real-time express health checks of employees through monitoring of medical parameters including blood pressure, pulse, body temperature, screening for alcohol intoxication, as well as functional diagnostics of the central nervous system through pupillometry.
ACMS has been introduced to support the health and well-being of its people as well as being a rapid system which ensures its people are fit and safe to work. The system will also enable the fast collection and processing of employee health data through testing. Additionally, statistical data for the analysis of medical checkups, separately for each employee and each profession, will ensure a comprehensive and analytical approach to assess the health of those examined, identify the potential risk groups and establish individual standards of controllable medical parameters for each employee.
ACMS do not test for COVID-19. Nordgold continues to implement COVID specific health measures at all its sites globally including testing, isolations, quarantine and the use of PPE where required.
“The health and well-being of our people is a highest priority. We are constantly working to innovate and improve our health and safety processes. This automated medical checkup system, which we are trialling out our Russian and Kazakh mines, will allow us to better monitor the health of our people, helping us to make sure our people are fit and healthy for work, while also rapidly identifying any patterns of illness that might affect the well-being of our people. By automating and rapidly speeding up this process, it also frees out on site medial teams to focus on where they be most valuable – namely looking after our people where required. We are planning to evaluate the results of the AMCS at our mines in Russia and Kazakhstan in order to consider their feasibility for other mines in Guinea and Burkina Faso.”Igor KleevNordgold’s HSE Director
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Nordgold is an internationally diversified one million ounce gold producer with about 7,800 people operating a portfolio of nine mines (in Burkina Faso, Guinea, Russia and Kazakhstan) and a number of development and exploration projects in West Africa, Eurasia and the Americas. 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.