An effective emergency evacuation drill for the Business Studies and Fashion Design Buildings was conducted on 23rd April 2018, under the supervision of the College Risk, Health and Safety (CRHS) Committee led by Dr. Khalid Al-Abri. The drill, covered the staff totaling over 60, from both the departments holding offices in the Business studies building.
The drill 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 made use of megaphones, paging system and existing fire alarm systems to simulate the alarm sound.
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 exercise was supervised by Mr. Mike Medina, OIC-CRHS Coordinator, together with the lead wardens - Ms. Sai Upadhye and Ms. Wathiqa Abdullah Bait Said - collaboratively coordinating the warden groups from the Fashion Design and Business Studies departments respectively.