2019 | Quarter 3

Gas Malaysia Emergency Response Drill Helps Gauge Preparedness

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Gas Malaysia Berhad (Gas Malaysia), a member of MMC Group, conducted an emergency response drill together with local authorities at Kawasan Lapang Lebuh Ayer Keroh, Melaka.

The drill was based on a simulated scenario that involved a third-party contractor carrying out underground work in close proximity to Gas Malaysia’s distribution pipeline. Following which, the contractor accidentally damaged the distribution pipeline causing gas leak, which led to an explosion.   As a result, three workers were killed on-site and another 11 individuals mainly the general public and nearby factory workers sustained serious injuries.

Commenting on the effectiveness of the drill, Ahmad Hashimi Abdul Manap, Chief Executive Officer of Gas Malaysia said, “The purpose of organising this drill is to measure our preparedness in managing gas-related emergencies. Furthermore, it allows us to work closely with the local authorities in order to familiarise and efficiently respond to any emergency situation.”

With over 70 participants, the drill was a collaboration with  Fire & Rescue Department of Malaysia, Royal Malaysia Police, Malaysia Civil Defence Force and Melaka General Hospital. Also present as invited guests were representatives from Division of Corridor Infrastructure and Social Impact of Melaka Energy Commission, Department of Environment Melaka, Department of Occupational Safety and Health Melaka, Hang Tuah Jaya Municipal Council, Jasin Municipal Council and Melaka City Council.


"The lessons learned through this emergency exercise will be used to further strengthen our emergency response plan as well as identify areas that need further improvement. Although it was a simulated exercise, it was a test of our ability to respond in an actual situation," concluded Ahmad Hashimi.