Optec recently visited China to carry out a two-day training course at a thermal power plant.

The training was conducted over two days on 11 and 12 January. The company we performed the training for had organised for the television station to have reporters present to film some of the training and also newspaper journalists to conduct interviews of Optec trainers and students.

The training for Crisis Management was on the first day. This covered topics such as:

  • What is a catastrophic event
  • How to manage a catastrophic event
  • Hierarchy of controls
  • The purpose of a critical response team and room
  • Safety and evacuation procedures in an emergency

The training for the second day covered Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and first aid. This training was conducted with a class of approximately 35 who had never been trained in CPR or first aid previously. The topics covered were:

  • How to respond to an emergency situation
  • Perform CPR (illustrating techniques on adult, pregnant woman, infant)
  • Communication
  • Preparation of first aid
  • Treatment for burns and shock
  • Stroke and heart attack
  • Stabilising injuries to legs and arms
  • Bleeding

The training was a great success as the participants had no prior knowledge of First Aid, CPR or Crisis Management. A request was made for further training to be conducted in this area for other plants and companies.

Heaven had the following to say after completing our training in China: “After these training, our staff had realised that we should do more in security. So that I think the training was successful.

“The students said that your course is more professional, more interesting, more details, and more interactivity. You taught us something we usually cannot learn in China. For example, how we solve the problem efficient and orderly in case of an emergency, how to do CPR for pregnant women and babies, and how to use the defibrillator.

“We also know what we should improve such as regular checks of first aid kits and clearing escape routes. You were patient with each of us trying CPR.

“Personally, I am really willing to recommend this training. Wish we can meet next time.”