As part of efforts to sensitise staff and customers on fire and safety precautionary measures, CalBank PLC has held a fire simulation exercise at its Head Office
The drill which was done in collaboration with the Ghana National Fire Service and National Ambulance Service forms part of the bank’s Business Continuity Program (BCP) and in fulfilment of regulatory and international safety requirements and standards on institutional preparedness and evacuation mechanisms for fire.
Speaking after the fire simulation at the CalBank Head Office, Chief Risk Officer, Barbara Banson noted that this drill was done to also validate and enhance the bank’s preparedness and response plans, procedures and systems for other hazards.
“As part of our Business Continuity plans, it is imperative that we continuously educate our staff on our fire protocols and procedures to enable them respond effectively in the event of a fire. We have rolled out similar fire protection programs for these drills to take place across all our branches nationwide,” she said.
District Commander for the Ministry’s Fire Station, Nelson Asiedu expressed gratitude to the management of the bank for such an exercise, stating that every institution needed to undertake simulation exercises in their offices once in a while to test the readiness of staff and customers in safety measures.
“It is part of fire service regulation that institutions should, on yearly basis, organise fire drills for their staff and customers and we are satisfied with the attitude of the staff and customers in response to the situation,” she said.
Overall, the fire simulation exercise was a success, and the Bank’s staff, customers and emergency response teams were able to effectively manage the different scenarios that were presented to them.
The Bank remains committed to ensuring the safety of its staff and customers and will continue to take proactive measures to prepare for any emergency.