An Emergency Training (Hazardous Chemical Spillage) session was held at Biotech Building 1, Faculty of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences on 28 March 2019 (Thursday), involving the collaboration of the First Aid and University Health Centers. The training session starts at 9 am and ends about 9.20 am.
The objective of this program is to provide training to Biotech staff on safety measures and actions to be taken in the event of an emergency situation of hazardous chemical spills in their premises or building.
Emergency Response Team consisting of Logistics Units, Traffic Control, Rescuers, First Aider and Spill Control, led by En. Suhaifi Sulaiman as the On-Scene Commander, has acted fast to clear the building.
The Spill Control Team has successfully controlled the spillage from spreading and subsequently cleared the spill area to enable the lab practical session to run as usual in the labs involved.
First Aider also gave immediate care for the injured victims caused by chemicals and broken glass before the ambulances and paramedics arrived at the scene.
The post mortem after this emergency exercise could be summarized as approximately 121 staff at Biotech Building 1 showcased a strong co-operation where all the residents managed to get out through the emergency ladder by taking just 4 minutes.
"I am confident that the efforts of the safety culture through this emergency training will be expanded and enhanced from time to time so that the owners and employees of a premise are prepared to face any possible emergency" said Emergency Training Officer Officers from PPKKP UPM. "However, a few aspects like controlling spills and entrance of the building should be improved in certain aspects" he added.
WELL DONE AND CONGRATULATIONS to all in Faculty of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences for their excellent cooperation during the training.
Dr Noor Dina Muhd Noor
Department of Biochemistry
Date of Input: 10/04/2019 | Updated: 10/04/2019 | hirfarizan
Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 UPM Serdang, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia