Gulf University conducts an imaginary evacuation exercise successfully in cooperation with the Civil Defense

October 2017:

Gulf University - Sanad:

Gulf University held a mock field training to evacuate the university’s building, after a lecture on occupational health and safety provided by the General Directorate of Civil Defense in the presence of the President of the University Dr. Mohanad Al Mashhadani, Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Hesham Al-Marsafawi and all members of the academic and administrative bodies, and a number of students.

This initiative comes at the directives of the Higher Education Council in the Kingdom of Bahrain, which stresses the respect of the safety and security instructions of public and private universities. Mr. Tarek Al Nafii, inspector of commercial establishments at the Civil Defense Department, confirmed that for safety purposes, it is important to know how to respond to crises and emergencies.

Mr. Al-Nafii began his lecture by introducing the meaning of eviction, its importance and its types, reviewing the identification signs related to it and the necessity of its existence in all the establishments.

The lecture was followed by a field training to evacuate the entire building of Gulf University under the supervision of the representatives of the Civil Defense Department and the Health and Safety Committee at the university. The building was completely evacuated from all the people in it. The university was linked directly to the Department of Civil Defense, and civil defense personnel entered the building with all their tools to complete the process of making sure that there is no fire or danger.

Mr. Tariq al Nafii said: ‘Gulf University's interest in educating its employees about evacuation in the event of fire indicates its concern for their safety above all. This is confirmed by the presence of fire extinguishers and health and safety signals throughout the building, this is what all institutions and establishments in the Kingdom should do.’

The head of the Occupational Health and Safety Committee at Gulf University, Marwa Al Sayed, said: ‘We are keen to periodically organize such awareness sessions for members of the academic and administrative bodies so that they are fully aware of what to do in the event of fire. I would like to extend my thanks to the Department of Civil Defense for their cooperation with us in making this event a success. ‘