New Training Center Focuses on Safety and Security

:: Friday, December 1, 2023

Rincon CEO Guillermo Caló with Alfredo Batule, Secretary of Labor; Nicolás Avellaneda, Secretary of Commerce; Romina Sassarini, Secretary of Mining and Energy; Julio San Millán, representative of international relations; Rodolfo Gallo Cornejo, rector of Catholic University of Salta (UCASA)

Our Rincon project celebrated a new milestone with the official opening of our training center in Salta, Argentina. This state-of-the-art facility is equipped to train our teams in the latest technologies and safety procedures.

The 2,000 m2 space is designed to provide training on the importance of health, safety, and environment (HSE) as well as training and personal development to all of our employees and contractors. The training center includes:

  • Multiple-use simulators for training in confined spaces, working at height, and emergency training
  • Scaled down plant to strengthen knowledge of electrical risk, correct application of lockout and tagout, and critical risk management (CRM)
  • Practice and maneuvering yards with self-lift circuit and lifting inspections to practice load stability, speed of movement, and spatial dimensioning
  • Elevated work platform and scaffolding assembly area
  • Training rooms and exhibition area to illustrate simulated job activities and risks

"We are committed to providing the best tools so that work on our project is carried out safely and efficiently," said Guillermo Caló, chief executive officer of Rio Tinto Rincon Lithium. "Our new training center will help us achieve this goal by providing access to knowledge to carry out work safety."

Designed by Rio Tinto, nearly 50 people from different companies in Salta participated in its construction. In addition, we signed an agreement with the Catholic University of Salta (UCASAL) to extend the training center's reach. UCASAL will contribute to the project by providing highly-trained professionals to teach workshops and courses—in addition to certifying the participants.