Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) is conducting a basic training program to
employees of Deendayal Port, Kandla aimed at increasing the awareness and
enhancing the preparedness of Sea Port Emergency Handlers. The five-day
training program intended to prepare them to respond to CBRN emergencies at the
seaports started on June 10.
programs train SEHs to handle emergencies till specialized team arrives
This is the fourth
in a series of such programs that will be conducted at various seaports across
the country to enable SEHs to respond suitably till the arrival of specialized
response teams. Earlier this year, three batches of SEHs were trained at Mangalore,
Kochi and Navi Mumbai.
Biological, Radiological and Nuclear) threats emanate at seaports due to
arrival, storage and transportation of a large amount of chemical,
petrochemical and other CBRN agents.
training, joint program of IPA, INMAS and NDRF
program is being conducted in collaboration with the Indian Ports Association
(IPA), Institute of Nuclear Medicine & Allied Sciences (INMAS) and National
Disaster Response Force (NDRF). This training program will improve the CBRN
safety at our seaports by enabling the SEHs to handle any emergency.
training covers medical first aid and initial psycho-social support
consists of lectures as well as field training, including live demonstrations
of detection and decontamination including use of Personal Protective Equipment
(PPE), and mock exercises. Besides equipping the SEHs to handle CBRN
emergencies, the training program will also enable them to provide medical
first aid and initial psycho-social support.
stakeholder departments such as Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB), Bhabha
Atomic Research Centre (BARC) and Defense Research and Development Organization
(DRDO) will train the participants.
participants representing various agencies responsible for operation and
maintenance of the seaport are being trained on various aspects of CBRN
emergencies. Another 200 working level staff will be sensitized on the subject
in a half-day program.