An emergency evacuation drill in the Administration Building was conducted in the morning of 17 September 2017 under the supervision of the College Risk, Health and Safety (CRHS) Committee chaired by Dr. Khalid Al-Abri. The drill, covered all users both students and staff from various departments and units, holding offices and classes in the Administration building.
The exercise monitored the response times, inter-department coordination and communication during a major emergency, and identified any strengths and gaps of the overall emergency evacuation strategy. The activity used the evacuate button of the fire alarm panel to sound the alarm.
The CRHS committee underpins the importance of implementing such activity since it helps identify any weaknesses and enhance the attitudes and capabilities of all staff and students in the College. This also reflects the College’s commitment in ensuring the utmost levels of health and safety for everyone through the concerted efforts of various college departments and units.
In order to increase preparedness and reduce potential risks brought about by incidents and situations requiring emergency evacuations, the CRHS committee aims to conduct more frequent emergency evacuation drills simulating various situations in the future.
The drill was supervised by Mr. Mike Medina, RHS Officer, together with the lead wardens – Ms. Israa Abdul Muneim, Ms. Ranjini Nair and Mr. Said Al-Amri – collaboratively coordinating the warden groups from the Administration, Information Technology and Educational Technology Center respectively. The activity was also assisted by the warden groups and volunteers from the Applied Sciences, Engineering and Business Studies departments.
Picture credits: Mr. Uly Andres/ Mr. Ronaldo Silverio