Emergency Training & Drill

In maritime transport, drills are methods of practising how a team or individuals should behave in case of an emergency on board ship (fire, explosion, pirates' attacks, ship sinking, ship grounding, capsizing etc.). Most commonly acknowledged in the shipping domain, drills are synonyms to training exercises.

A fire drill must be conducted within 24 hours of leaving the port if more than 25% of the crew members have not taken part in the drill in the previous month. Muster list for the drill should be displayed throughout the ship in locations where the list can be easily accessed

Here are some reasons why practice drills are so important, whether you do them personally, at work, or with your kids' school: ... If you have specific equipment in your supplies, like emergency ladders or walkie-talkie radios, drills give you a chance to check they work, and make sure that everyone knows how to use them.

The purpose of conducting an emergency evacuation training drill is to assist personnel to know their roles and responsibilities in an emergency situation in accordance with the workplace plans and procedures, and to test the workforce response to an emergency.

According to the merchant shipping act, muster and drills must be according out at regular intervals of time as stated by the company and law. A fire drill must be conducted within 24 hours of leaving the port if more than 25% of the crew members have not taken part in the drill in the previous month

Frequency of drills itself is clearly stated in SOLAS Ch. III/19.3 Drills: 3.2 Every crew member shall participate in at least one abandon ship drill and one fire drill every month.

Fire drills help prepare employees to respond quickly, calmly, and safely. Fire drills play a very important role in workplace fire safety. ... Include outside resources such as fire and police departments when possible. After each drill, gather management and employees to evaluate the effectiveness of the drill.

The main purpose of this mandatory drill is to check the reaction of occupants/employees of the building and to know the workability of fire fighting/detection system installed in the building so that deficiencies may be removed and further improvement plan may be executed to avoid life and property loss in the in the important building.