MAJOR DESKTOP DRILL EXERCISE TEST READINESS
Brunei Methanol Company Sdn Bhd (BMC) organised an Incident Command System (ICS) 300 Workshop and Major Desktop Drill exercise for two days from 29 - 30 November 2022 at the BRIDEX International and Exhibition Conference as part of the Workplace Safety and Health Order (WSHO) 2009.
The objective of this exercise was to test and evaluate the readiness and emergency response capabilities of BMC’s Crisis Management Team (CMT) members and Incident Command Team (ICT), as well as the unification of command from the Lumut-Liang Industrial Area Integrated Emergency Response Committee (LLIA-IERC), District Disaster Management Centre (DDMC) and National Disaster Management Centre (NDMC) in handling real-life emergency situations. BMC is currently the Chair of LLIA – IERC, and it is imperative to have a coordinated response from all stakeholders in preparation for any incidents or emergency situations.
In the opening remarks, BMC’s Health, Safety, Security and Environment General Manager, Pg Mohamad Supri Bin Pg Haji Chuchu emphasized that the exercise is to ensure unified commands and joint decisions are made as one voice to safeguard the safety of its people, protect the environment, assets and reputation of the Company (PEAR).
BMC’s Health, Safety, Security and Environment General Manager, Pg Mohamad Supri Bin Pg Haji Chuchu delivering the opening remarks.
A total of 13 agencies comprised of government and private sector agencies were involved in the exercise. The participants include representatives from Emergency Medical Ambulance Services (EMAS), Brunei Fire & Rescue Department, Royal Brunei Police Force, Brunei Darussalam National Disaster Management Centre (NDMC), Belait District Office, Safety, Health and Environment National Authority (SHENA), The Maritime and Port Authority of Brunei Darussalam (MPABD), Internal Security Department, Petroleum Authority, neighbouring companies and other stakeholders.
The exercise provided an opportunity to identify areas for improvement and test the interface between other government agencies in managing major incidents and evacuation to minimize risk and avoid casualties. The IERC members endeavour to continually strive to improve responding to any major incidents or emergency situations in the efforts to safeguard PEAR.
Group photo of the participating agencies during the ICS 300 Workshop and Major Desktop Drill exercise at the BRIDEX International and Exhibition Conference.
Photos above and below show the participants in action during the simulation exercise.