Myanmar Thaketa O&M Project organizes emergency drill for sunstroke


In order to improve the emergency handling ability of on-site personnel, reduce the risk of safe production, enhance the safety awareness of employees, and improve the self-rescue and mutual rescue skills in response to emergencies, on the afternoon of May 9, 2022, Myanmar Thaketa O&M Project organized an emergency drill for high temperature and sunstroke accidents, and 16 Chinese and foreign employees participated in the drills.
Combining with the local high temperature and humidity, the project comprehensively sorted out the first aid procedures for sunstroke, and strengthened and popularized the first aid knowledge of that, explained the use of emergency materials and medicines, and deployed around accident rescue, medical rescue, alert liaison, logistics support, analysis and practical operation of emergency rescue skills.
Before the drill, Mr. Sun Jianhua, the deputy chief engineer of the project, mobilized the activity, emphasized the symptoms of heat stroke and precautions for treatment, and then announced the official start of the drill. The simulation scenario of the drill is that the on-site personnel are suffering from sunstroke while performing maintenance work on the air compressor in the steam engine room. After the on-site personnel found out, they reported immediately, the emergency rescue mechanism of the project activated immediately, and each team carried out the rescue in an orderly manner according to the division of responsibilities. The vigilance team isolated and protected the accident site. The ambulance team quickly arrived at the accident site with a first aid kit and a stretcher, moved the person to a cool and ventilated place, unbuttoned the clothes, used a pinch, wiped the body with a towel, and applied heatstroke prevention and cooling drugs, until the personnel wake up and consciously sent to the hospital by the project vehicle for medical treatment.
The drill helped the on-site personnel, especially local employees, had a deeper understanding of self-rescue and mutual rescue methods for high temperature sunstroke, and strengthened the on-site operators' ability to respond to emergencies, improved their emergency rescue skills, enhanced the awareness of safety precautions, and further strengthened the foundation to ensure the stable development of the project’s safety production.