The Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) and Staff Welfare Committee of St. Anne’s College, Virajpet collaborated to organize a comprehensive Fire and Safety program for the college staff. The session was conducted by Mr. Joyson Lobo, Asst. Professor, Department of Commerce and also a certified expert in Fire Prevention and Firefighting, recognized by the Government of Karnataka.
Objectives of the Training:
The primary objectives of the Fire and Safety Training were as follows:
- To enhance the awareness of fire safety measures among the college staff.
- To provide practical knowledge and skills related to fire prevention and firefighting.
- To ensure a safe and secure environment within the college premises.
Training Session Details:
The training session covered the following key topics:
Fire Safety Basics:
- Understanding the fire triangle.
- Identifying common fire hazards in the workplace.
- Importance of preventive measures.
- Proper storage and handling of flammable materials.
- Proper usage of fire extinguishers.
- Evacuation procedures and assembly points.
Highlights of the Training:
- Interactive Sessions: The training included hands-on practical sessions where staff members actively participated in using fire extinguishers and understanding evacuation procedures.
- Expert Guidance: Joyson Lobo, with his certification from the Government of Karnataka, provided valuable insights and practical tips on fire safety, drawing on his extensive experience in the field.
Feedback and Response:
Participants expressed high satisfaction with the training program, acknowledging its relevance and importance. The interactive nature of the sessions and Mr. Joyson Lobo’s expertise were particularly commended.
To further enhance the safety culture within the college, the IQAC and Staff Welfare Committee plan to organize periodic refresher courses and drills to ensure that the staff remains well-prepared in case of any emergency.
The Fire and Safety Training organized by the IQAC and Staff Welfare Committee, with the expertise of Mr. Joyson Lobo, proved to be a valuable initiative in equipping the college staff with essential knowledge and skills. The commitment to ensuring a safe and secure environment is paramount, and ongoing efforts will be made to reinforce these principles through continuous training and awareness programs.