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Factories Act -Safety Measures – Fire extinguisher training

Factories Act -Safety Measures – Fire extinguisher training

The occupier of every factory in which highly flammable liquid or flammable liquefied or compressed gas is stored in bulk shall ensure that

(1)The supervisory or managerial personnel are adequately trained in all aspects of safe storage and handling of highly flammable liquid or flammable liquefied or compressed gas as well as disaster control or preparedness and response.

(2)Regular training programmes are conducted in loading or unloading operation, drafting procedure, commissioning and decommissioning procedures,” hot work” permit system, fire-fighting or emergency combat operation, health hazards etc., for

(a)         regular workers;

(b)         contract workers; and

(c)          security staff.

(3)Full-scale emergency mock drills, simulating leakage of flammable gas and the consequent major fire, are conducted in the plant at least once every six months in order to assess the level of preparedness and the adequacy of combat measures. Any deviations or defects observed during such mock-drill shall be rectified forthwith