The dynamics of campus life development create particular challenges that must be addressed quickly, precisely, and thoroughly. Universitas Gadjah Mada must balance the construction of complex physical building infrastructure in terms of intensity, technology, and the need for facilities and infrastructure with increased emergency response equipment and human resources in preparedness and response to emergencies and conditions. The Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) Central Building is a cultural heritage building with a fire hazard level. Building occupants who carry out daily activities in the room must have the right to equip themselves with disaster preparedness to consciously identify potential hazards and know standard operating procedures for evacuation in the event of a disaster. Staff must understand the building fire safety arrangements as a means of prevention and education to minimize risks due to disasters. Establish guidelines and simulate disaster relief as a comprehensive disaster awareness and preparedness effort.
Given this need, the Directorate of Human Resources (DSDM) successfully held Emergency Training (Simulation of Disaster Management and Evacuation) at Gadjah Mada University on Tuesday, November 22, 2022. Emergency Training aims to build and increase motivation in occupational health safety and the environment and improve the ability to deal with emergency conditions. This training was attended by 24 work units within the UGM KPTU (Administrative Central Office) with 65 participants (Supporting Staff). The training was held offline at three central UGM locations, including Hall C, Floor 1 of the Grha Sabha Pramana (GSP) Building, the UGM Central Building Area, the PK4L UGM Emergency and Disaster Response Command Post.
The training was officially opened by the Secretary of the Directorate of Human Resources, Paminto Adhi, SE, M.Sc. Furthermore, the submission of Learning Contracts and Training Rules by the Head of the Education and Training Administration Data and Administration Sub-Directorate, Erika Purnawati, S.Kom., M.Cs. The training was continued with a Pre-test simultaneously and continued with material theories, including Occupational Health and Safety Safety, and Fire, Earthquake, and Evacuation Management. The training continued with Earthquake Evacuation Simulation, Victims, Trauma, Medical, Burns, and Firefighters. After carrying out the simulation, participants continued training with the Practice of Using APAR (Light Fire Extinguisher) and Operational Practice of Hydrant Systems. The training was closed with implementing the Post-test, Submission of Independent Assignments, Questionnaires, and Closing. One of the training participants stated that they “strongly agreed that training could add knowledge and be able to develop oneself.” (DSDM/Rista)