| Zee Yusri |
AN EMERGENCY training scenario dubbed ‘Operation Pantas’ was held at Mashhor General Contractor Sdn Bhd’s (MGCSB) office at Lambak Kanan Industrial Area, Berakas, yesterday.
Organised by Mashhor Waste Management Sdn Bhd (MWM), the drill was held as part of MGCSB’s Corporate Quality Health Safety Security Environment (QHSSE) Plan 2014.
The mock training, which is held annually, aimed to test the Group Emergency Response System and to monitor the efficiency of the fire marshalls and first-aiders on their capabilities and response in handling crisis situations within the company’s premises.
It also aimed to provide essential knowledge for their employees and train them to act quickly in critical situations.
The operation was led by MGCSB’s Emergency Crisis Coordinator/HSE Advisor cum Corporate HSE Manager, Mohd Rizal bin Dr Haji Abd Latif and was assisted by MWM HSE Officer, Khairil Adli bin Abdullah Capitan.
The emergency training was witnessed by MGCSB’s Deputy Operation Director, Malai Shamil Faris bin Malai Hj Abdul Hamid.
The scenario developed as follows: One of the waste skips at the MWM workshop was on fire, causing thick smoke. Two employees of the Mashhor Waste Management Sdn Bhd were injured during the fire.
The first employee who inhaled heavy smoke fell unconscious in the resting area.
The second employee, who was doing his work during the incident, panicked as the fire burst out of the skip.
While trying to run away from the scene, he slipped, injured his leg and accidentally spilled one of the oil barrels filled with waste lube oil before falling unconscious.
About 20 staff from the company were ordered to vacate the office with assistance from security personnel by the fire marshall. They were also advised not to panic.
The Fire and Rescue Department through its Operations Branch C and the paramedics from the Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha (RIPAS) Hospital received an emergency call at about 10am and deployed their teams at the scene.
The Fire and Rescue team which was led by Acting Station Officer, Hj Jublee Abd Jalil and SO-Operational Officer, Hj Mohd Nor Hj Ahad, managed to safely bring out both the unconscious employees.
The paramedics, led by Operations Officer, Hj Hamdan Hj Matasan and Paramedics Officer, Hj Yusri Hj Jafar, rushed to check both the employees and gave them the necessary treatment before they were sent to the hospital.