Fire and Medical Evacuation Drill was conducted at AGP site office - Razeen

A Fire and Medical evacuation drill was conducted at the AGP site office - Razeen project on 17 March 2021 at 03:04 pm. It was coordinated by HSE Eng. Biju Varghese together with Mr. Tharun and Mr. Alex.

The scenario was putting out the smouldering fire emission from the split AC at the site office room and managing the casualties during the evacuation.

Al Geemi Contracting - Fire and Evacuation Drill - Razeen
(OFFICE STAFFS PROCEEDED TO THE ASSEMBLY POINT OUT SIDE THE OFFICE PREMISES.)

Potential emergencies exist in all construction sites and facilities. The harmful effects can threaten the life of employees, visitors, or the public. It can also cause property and environmental damage, business interruption, loss of productivity and reduces employee morale.

Al Geemi Contracting - Fire and Evacuation Drill - Razeen
(OFFICE BOY CALLED THE SITE OFFICE ELECTRICIAN TO SWITCH OFF THE POWER SUPPLY AND A CERTIFIED FIRE WARDEN/FIGHTER USED A FIRE EXTINGUISHER TO PUT OUT THE FIRE.)

These events cannot be avoided but we can reduce the frequency of occurrence and severity during emergencies by effectively preparing and planning. To minimize the impact, regular drills are conducted to ensure that every person in such situations will know exactly what to do and how to respond effectively.

Al Geemi Contracting - Fire and Evacuation Drill - Razeen
(ERT MEMBER FOUND ONE OFFICE BOY LAID DOWN (PRETEND) INSIDE THE OFFICE ROOM AND SITE THE NURSE TOGETHER WITH ERT MEMBERS ASSESSED THE VITAL SIGNS OF THE INJURED PERSON (IP))

Al Geemi Contracting - Fire and Evacuation Drill - Razeen
(PRACTICAL DEMONSTRATION WITH BRIEFING FOR THE SAFE AND PROPER USE OF FIRE EXTINGUISHERS CONDUCTED BY TATWEER HSE ENGINEER AND AGP HSE ENGINEER)

Purpose of conducting emergency evacuation and training drills:

  • To assist the person with their roles and responsibilities during emergencies by following the work plans and procedures.
  • To test how the workforce response during an emergency scenario.
  • Familiarity with the locations of emergency exit routes, nearest assembly points, and emergency response equipment.
  • To evaluate the effectiveness of the Emergency preparation system and continuously improve the safety in our facility
  • To identify additional training methods and resources such as aids, equipment, facilities, and personnel.

Al Geemi Contracting - Fire and Evacuation Drill - Razeen
(TATWEER HSE ENGINEER AND AGP HSE ENGINEER GAVE BRIEFING ABOUT THE DRILL SCENARIO, EMERGENCY RESPONSE PROCEDURE, OBSERVATION AND RECOMMENDATION)

Fire safety should always be a main concern, no matter what type of business we run or how many people are employed. Having effective procedures and measures in place can save lives.