PT DAHANA organized an In-House Training (IHT) for Class D Firefighters with Indonesian Ministry of Manpower Certification in order to increase the latter’s knowledge and ability to handle fires and to fulfill related regulations and audits. This training was held at the DAHANA Campus, Subang, from 5 to 7 September 2023.
The training committee from PT DAHANA’s Human Capital Department, Ezha Kurniasari, said that PT DAHANA is an explosives company with possible exposition of extreme risks. Therefore, all occupational health and safety procedures are crucial for the Company. In every aspect, PT DAHANA always strives to achieve zero accidents.
“This training and certification is beneficial for all participants. It is our hope that each participant can share the knowledge gained during the training with employees in their respective work units, so that all employees have the right solution to face emergency conditions, especially those related to fire,” said Mis Kurniasari.
During the training, participants were introduced to various materials and practices such as Fundamentals of OHS, OHS Fire Management, Fundamentals of Fire Management, Fire Theory and Fire Anatomy, Fire Extinguishing Techniques, Active Protection Systems, Passive Protection Systems, Procedures for Facing Dangers Fire, and Storage of flammable/explosive materials and fire practices.
Miss Kurniasari also said that on the last day of the IHT, participants took a written exam supervised by the Ministry of Manpower, as well as a practical fire extinguishing exam. This year’s IHT was very lively because it was attended by 23 participants from various business units and employees from the DAHANA Jobsite Project in the regions.
To achieve zero accidents, PT DAHANA has actually equipped every employee and community around the work site a protection scheme with an Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) system. Each DAHANA employee at the site attends the 5 Minute Meeting (P5M) every day before starting working to evaluate related OHS issues.
In addition, more broadly, in each operation each unit is given the responsibility to report OHS issues using the HSE application. This application is able to reduce reporting inconsistencies, increase reporting participation, and mobilize collective action in term of Health, Work Safety and Environment.
“We hope that through this training, we will develop the right knowledge and skills to handle fires. “And most importantly, it is not necessary for us to use the skill in the future, because none of us wants a fire to occur in our work area,” concluded Miss Kurniasari.