In case of emergency

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  • Tuesday, 16 Jun 2015

Being prepared: Firemen rescuing a ‘survivor’ during a previous fire drill at PNB Darby park.

PNB Darby Park conducted a fire drill in partnership with the Fire and Rescue Department’s Pudu, Hang Tuah and Petronas Twin Towers (KLCC) branches.

The drill was aimed at training their staff, especially the hotel’s Emergency Response Team (ERT), on the measures to take in the event of an emergency.

This fire drill exercise route included the emergency stairs, lobby as well as outside the hotel.

A total of 100 workers and 30 security personnel took part.

PNB Darby Park organises a fire drill once a year and this year’s was supervised by PNB Darby Park security, safety and health manager Ahmad Idrus Ahmad Ismail.

Ahmad Idrus said every worker should follow the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for reaction times.

For example, the response to a fire alarm should be between three and five minutes while the time to evacuate the buildings is five minutes and the overall process should take about 10 minutes.

The fire drills enabled staff to gain crucial information on fire safety issues as well as how to organise an evacuation in case of fire or other emergencies.

They practised drill procedures and familiarised themselves with the building’s exits.

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