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Master Trainers Training Program on Emergency response for Disaster Management

Mumbai, September 23, 2016

Tata Steel pioneered the Public Private Partnership with National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) for building organisational capability on structured emergency response as a part of Disaster Management Plan.

A ‘Master Trainers Training Program’ was organised at Tata Steel Jamshedpur from 13 September to 23 September 2016 for 30 selected Tata Steel officers from varied background viz., Engineers, Doctors, Chemical experts, Fire & Security professionals from major locations in India.  The ten day programme conducted by the training team of NDRF included class room training and demonstration/practice on Medical First Responder, Collapse Structure Search & rescue, Fire management and lifesaving & search equipment for the management of various contingencies.

The programme was inaugurated by Shri Amit Kumar, IAS, Deputy Commissioner, East Singhbhum and Chairman  District Disaster Management Authority. After completion of the training a test was conducted by NDRF and the qualified trainees were awarded certificate by the NDRF during the closing ceremony organised at the United Club, Jamshedpur on 23rd Sep 2016 by Shri Prashant Anand, IPS, City SP, Jamshedpur. Participants appreciated the skills acquired during the training and expressed confidence in conducting similar programs in their respective locations. Tata Steel in collaboration with subject matter experts & these master trainers will launch emergency response program in all major locations with an aim to train maximum number of employees and contractor workers on structured response drills to act as first responders during any contingency.

Mr. B K Das, Vice President, Iron Making & Chairman Apex Process Safety & Disaster Management Sub-committee,Mr. Gopal Prasad Choudhary, Chief of Security and Mr. Shio Kumar Singh Chief Capability Development Tata Steel appreciated the efforts of the NDRF trainers in imparting training to enable them to  conduct similar training at their respective locations.Mr.  K K Jha  and Mr  Alok Kumar Deputy Commandants and their other team members from the  9th Battalion, NDRF, Patna imparted the training to the Master Trainers.

Senior management officials of Tata Steel lauded the support extended by NDMA and NDRF especially by Dr D N Sharma, Member, NDMA, Mr. Amit Tuteja, Expert, Chemical Disaster Management  in NDMA and Mr. O P Singh, IPS, DG NDRF. They also appreciated the support being extended by Commanding Officer, 9th Battalion NDRF and his team.