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Evacuation Drill by Health & Safety committee of Engineering Department

Murali Narayanamurthy     16-04-2018 14:01:31

The Health & Safety committee of Engineering Department conducted the Evacuation Drill for the year 2018 on 15th March at 09:30 AM in line to our strategic plan goal of providing safe and health working environment. This drill was intended to check the overall response of people while having work and classes inside the EE building. It would also evaluate the outcome of a week-long awareness campaign among students and staff of the Engineering Department about safe evacuation. When the evacuation bell alarmed the students and staff who were present in the new Electrical Engineering (EE) Building’s rooms and laboratories, started to move out voluntarily and in an orderly manner. The building was checked by the HSE Coordinator along with the Quick Response Team and HOD Dr. P. Saravanan. It took around 5 minutes 32 Seconds to evacuate the building completely with a head to head count of 40 participants. Later HOD Dr. P. Saravanan announced the “all clear” signal to resume the classes. Overall it was a hand on experience on health and safety issues for everyone and found out to be valuable and expecting more such drills in the near future.