by Jeffry T. Del Pilar, July 2022
Recently, QESH department of Metro Pacific Tollways South Management Corporation conducted for the first time the Fire Evacuation Drill, Fire Safety Awareness seminar and live fire demonstration in partnership with Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) Imus Chapter on July 1, 2022.
Fire Safety is considered very important in any organization. MPTSMC employees have the right to work in an environment where their health and safety is protected. Fire Evacuation Drill has been done for the first time in MPT South Hub to know how people behave in high-pressure situations, such as fires, and this factor can be hugely important when it comes to effective evacuation. Fire drills allow employees to practice evacuation procedures in a simulated situation to ensure they are fully aware of how to safely exit the building.
The more familiar staff are with fire drill procedures, the higher the chance that our employees remain safe and well during an emergency. Regular fire drills will help to underpin the correct procedures, removing panic and uncertainty for all concerned.
In a radio interview, BFP spokesperson Supt. Annalee Carbajal-Atienza said a total of 2,103 fire incidents were recorded in January and February, an increase of 12.9 percent from only 1,863 incidents in the same period in 2021. – Report by Christopher Lloyd Caliwan last March 1, 2022 (Philippine News Agency)
Last June 9, 2022, Metro Pacific Tollways South Management Corporation heed to the call of the Government thru the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) and the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) to participate the Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill for the second quarter. The nationwide drill is done quarterly to strengthen the earthquake preparedness of the public. Due to the pandemic, the drill restricted the usual evacuation but instead to exercise “Duck, Cover & Hold.
QESH team will continue leveraging on knowledge management by means of administering Environment, Safety and Health fundamentals thru Internal training or external training to ensure that MPT South employees are well equip in the event of any emergency.
About the writers:
Jefrey Del Pilar. I am not a fan of titles, positions or work hours to define leadership… Its about the correct mindset and relationship with the people.