Jamshedpur: Tata Steel conducted an onsite mock drill on chemical emergencies in its Jamshedpur Works today. The NDRF (National Disaster Response Force) team led by two Deputy Commandants were observers to witness the compliance of SOP (Standard Operating Procedure) by various Tata Steel teams.
A scenario of gas leakage was created on the premises of Tata Steel Jamshedpur Works. The mock drill was mainly aimed at ascertaining the compliance of SOP by various teams and review the emergency preparedness plan to ensure an augmented state of preparedness for any such emergency.
The NDRF observers witnessed the entire drill including exhibited skills and techniques for management of incident and evacuation as well as rescue of the affected people from the simulated gas leakage site. The NDRF team debriefed the onsite emergency management team and shared the observed opportunities for improvement and learnings with them. They appreciated the drill, especially zonation and evacuation drill by Tata Steel.
It needs to be mentioned here that Tata Steel has a robust system of emergency management and has a procedure in place to tackle any kind of safety related emergencies. The emergency management team in Tata Steel is led by Vice Presidents and has members from Fire Brigade, Security, Medical Services, Safety, Human Resources, Security, Corporate Communications and Chiefs of operations and maintenance. The Company conducts mock drill on a regular basis as part of its emergency preparedness plan.