Staff of Calbank at the head office in Accra have put to test skills they acquired in a fire safety training programme organized in partnership with the Ghana National Fire Service.
The company conducted a fire safety drill which saw fire marshals of the bank successfully championing the evacuation of team members to the fire assembly point for a staff headcount. Before the evacuation process, artificial smoke was created, and hydraulic ladders released by the Fire Service to evacuate staff on higher floors.
The Fire Service commended staff of CalBank for the prompt response and cooperation during the drill which was aimed at ensuring staff of the bank are continuously prepared to respond to emergency situations and to have practical sessions should there be a crisis.
Managing Director of the Bank, Frank B. Adu Jnr, expressed satisfaction with the exercise hoping staff will put the skills to good use in case of any eventuality.
“Today, staff of CalBank undertook an important fire drill and we are satisfied with the level of preparedness, alertness and responsiveness in the unlikely event of a fire at the CalBank tower. The Bank will continue to train and undertake periodic simulations as we operationalize our Business Continuity Programme in line with statutory and international procedures”, he said.
The move forms part of the Bank’s Business Continuity Program (BCP) and in fulfillment of regulatory and international safety requirements and standards on institutional preparedness and evacuation mechanisms.