13 September 2013
SHAH ALAM: Lafarge Malaysia Berhad (Lafarge) yesterday conducted a 45-minute mock drill at Jalan Monford here to test the effectiveness of government agencies in responding to emergency situations.
Lafarge Malaysia supply chain and strategic sourcing vice-president Paul Yap said the exercise was an annual activity in preparing the various agencies involved for any eventuality and to test their total response capabilities.
“The exercise today will be closely reviewed so as to ensure an effective and rapid emergency response time in the event of a real road accident.
“At Lafarge, our ultimate goal is to achieve ‘zero harm’ for payroll employees, contractors and third parties. Having a proactive sense of emergency preparedness has always been a part of our culture,” he told reporters at the drill.
Twelve government agencies, including the police, Fire and Rescue Department, Civil Defence Department, Road Transport Department and Public Works Department, were involved in the test.
The drill saw an ‘accident’ between a truck, a car and two motorcycles which resulted in the spillage of a hazardous material called pulverised fuel ash (PFA) from the truck. — Bernama