Aruba Conservation Foundation employees enhance their knowledge in safety

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Recently, the entire team of the Aruba Conservation Foundation (ACF), an independent nature conservation organization consisting of 49 dedicated and passionate employees, participated in various courses to enhance their knowledge and skills in first aid and safety.

The safety of ACF employees and visitors to natural areas is crucial for ACF to ensure a safe working environment and a team equipped to provide first aid. For this reason, ACF continues to invest not only in various safety materials but also in offering courses to train the team to assist in emergencies.

Through a series of different courses and workshops held in June and July 2024, ACF employees increased their knowledge on important topics such as Fire Extinguisher Safety and recertification in Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED, as part of ACF’s ongoing commitment to the safety of its employees and visitors.

In collaboration with BeSafe4Life Consultancy and ImSan Aruba, ACF organized mandatory sessions for employees to equip themselves with the latest knowledge to effectively respond to various emergencies. These sessions ranged from dealing with different types of fires and how to use a fire extinguisher, to enhancing their skills in providing first aid in the field while waiting for professional medical help. By prioritizing safety, the employees improved their ability to assist visitors in emergencies and protect nature, thus fostering a safer and more resilient working environment. Ultimately, the commitment to safety remains a priority to make protected natural areas accessible and safe.

In addition to the various safety-focused courses and workshops, ACF, with financial support from the Aruba Tourism Authority, is also in the process of installing new rules and regulations signs in the protected natural areas. This is to communicate the desired behavior to visitors when visiting these protected areas, ensuring both visitor safety and nature conservation. They are also in the final stages of starting the restoration of various trails located in Arikok National Park, which will further enhance the safety and experience of visitors.

“Investing in our employees’ knowledge, skills, along with the necessary materials, especially in the area of safety, is crucial for our organization. I am very proud of the team for their dedication and the thorough attention given in these courses, in both the theoretical and practical parts. I am confident that these courses will allow our employees to perform their jobs in the best possible way, ensuring the safety of our employees, visitors, and our nature,” commented Tyson Lopez, General Director of ACF.

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