Trukai helps dress PNGSF lifeguards


The PNG Sports Foundation, with assistance from Trukai Industries Ltd, has recently kitted out their trained and certified lifeguards, who include three women, with new uniforms and equipment to carrying out their duties at the Taurama Aquatic and Indoor Centre in Port Moresby.
Taurama Aquatic and Indoor Centre venue manager Gus Taunao thanked Trukai Industries for the support in providing their lifeguards with uniforms and vital equipment.
“Lifeguards in Port Moresby and PNG is a new thing. We consider it a very important function, especially running a public venue such as the Taurama Aquatic and Indoor Centre,” Taunao
Taunao said the public must understand that when parents took children to the centre, they must supervise their children at all times.
“When parents bring their children to the pools they are responsible for their safety and care,” he said.
“The lifeguards are here just to make sure that the venue is safe for all users of the facilities and to respond to any emergencies. The most important thing for lifeguarding here at TAIC is that it is not a day care centre.
“Parents still have to take the responsibility of looking after their kids, and be in the pool with their kids at all times.”
National marketing manager for Trukai Industries Maybellyn Fernandes said since the 2015 Pacific Games, swimming has become popular with the public having access to world class facilities.
“This provided Trukai with the opportunity to tie in the brand at TAIC while promoting public safety at the venue. In total our sponsorship is K40,000-plus, with the lifeguard equipment and uniforms themselves just under K16,000,” Fernandes said