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Century City certified emergency fit!

 

Century City has been awarded a certificate for Recognition of Emergency Preparedness from the City of Cape Town’s Disaster Risk Management Centre.

The certificate, which is valid for a year, is issued to organisations that have:

•    Undertaken a hazard-specific risk assessment
•    Are in possession of a facility emergency plan and emergency procedures with clearly defined roles and functions of the Emergency Management Team
•    Have provided emergency management training to personnel and
•    Have completed a simulation exercise during which an acceptable standard of emergency preparedness was confirmed.


For the past five years, Century City has undertaken an annual simulated emergency exercise to test medical emergency preparedness which is assessed by the Disaster Risk Centre’s personnel.

This year’s exercise, which took place in September, was a simulated fire in Crystal Towers and an emergency evacuation.

Marinus  Boshoff, Safety and Security Manager for the Century City Property Owners’ Association (CCPOA), said CCPOA Safety and Security staff, as well as staff from Cape Town Disaster Management, Crystal Towers, SAPS Milnerton and Local Law Enforcement, Milnerton Traffic Department as well as the Milnerton Fire Department had taken part.

 “These training exercises play an important role in checking response readiness and identifying any areas for improvement,” he said.

Boshoff said they were currently in planning for the 2016 simulated emergency exercise which would be elevated to an “epic scale”.

“We are planning a major disaster simulation, on the scale of say an earthquake, that will involve provincial disaster personnel and not just the City.”