01 November 2023
Various kinds of potential hazards lurk in our work environment at the Obi site. Like an uninvited guest, the threat of danger can come at any time. When employees are working in the office or in the field. Even when we are sleeping soundly in the living quarter. Therefore, Insan Harita needs to always be disciplined in applying work safety principles as a preventive effort.
In addition to taking preventive measures, we also need to prepare ourselves for emergencies. For example, when a fire occurs. To train employees' readiness to face the situation, Harita Nickel held an emergency response simulation or emergency drill. This emergency response training is carried out intensively by each business unit. From rescue simulations due to work accidents to natural disasters.
The drill is a means to hone the skills and cohesiveness of the crew on duty in the field. The leading sector is the Emergency Response Team (ERT) in each business unit. In carrying out its mission, ERT is equipped with equipment and also supported by teams from other departments according to case handling needs.
From this drill, the effectiveness of the implementation of systems, procedures, and emergency response planning can be measured. This includes testing the implementation of communication protocols, evacuation, victim handling, and equipment usage. Anything that is still lacking will be used as evaluation material to improve readiness in dealing with actual emergency situations.
With emergency response training, companies can reduce the risk of injury or loss of life. It is also an effort to comply with regulations and legislation related to safety and emergencies in the workplace.
The following are some of the emergency drill activities carried out both independently in internal business units and jointly with other business units.
Scenario: An earthquake occurred in the living quarter (LQ) complex of PT Halmahera Persada Lygend (HPAL). This event caused one of the living quarter buildings to collapse and there were victims injured. At the same time, there was a fire caused by an electrical short circuit in the canteen kitchen area.
The drill was led by ERT and involved personnel from other departments and also included employees of PT Aden as the canteen vendor. Each person received an assignment. The ERT crew was in charge of evacuating and extinguishing the fire, security secured the evacuation route, and paramedics provided first aid to the victims. There were also volunteers who played the role of victims.
Outside of the crew on duty, employees in the living quarter and the canteen were not told about the drill scenario. The goal is for the simulation to run naturally. How they respond when they find out that there is an earthquake and fire, becomes a measure of employee readiness to face emergency situations. The same applies to the officers in the field. The way they carry out rescue missions is also assessed by the supervisory team. Everything becomes evaluation material for improvement.
Scenario: There was a used oil spill in the workshop area of PT Halmahera Jaya Feronikel (HJF). The drum containing B3 waste fell during the transportation process and the oil spilled on the face of an employee on duty. Other employees who saw the incident rushed to help but fell on the oil spill.
First aid measures were taken, and the drum was immediately reversed so that the spill did not spread. Then the safety crew at the location reported the incident to the command center. While waiting for the ERT and Enviro team to arrive, the victim was taken to the eye wash station. While other victims who suffered hand injuries were evacuated to a safe location.
To prevent further casualties, the safety crew sprinkled the spill area with sand and installed a spill control kit to neutralize hazardous substances from the hazardous waste spill. Security gave directions for other employees not to approach the location and docked to the gathering point.
Shortly after, the medical team, ERT, and Enviro team arrived at the scene. While the medical team helped the victim, ERT, and Enviro crews handled the spill area so as not to impact the environment.
Scenario: An oil spill has occurred at the Persada 3 jetty. Oil is often loaded and unloaded at this location.
The exercise involved OHS, Enviro, Marine Port Security, and ERT teams from all business units. The sequence of operations was as follows: first, Port Security reported the incident to the Command Center. To prevent the spill from spreading, officers on the scene were instructed to set up an oil boom.
Upon arrival at the site, all crews conducted a briefing to determine the next steps in the recovery process. All personnel were at their respective posts. Once the boom was in place, the oil skimmer and dispersant were deployed. This salvage step is carried out in accordance with applicable standards. In addition to increasing preparedness, this exercise was conducted as a first step to support the Green Port 2024.
ERT crews from all business units conducted a joint High Angle Rescue Techniques (HART) drill. The situation could be a work accident or even a disaster. Before the practical exercise in the Nirwana area of PT Trimegah Bangun Persada (TBP), the participants received classroom materials led by instructors from the National Search and Rescue Agency (Basarnas) Ternate City.
There is a high risk of danger in high-altitude rescue. Therefore, the rescuers must master the correct and safe techniques to carry out their mission safely. [IC]