More than 300 Mechanical Engineering Students from Palawan State University attended a recently concluded 2-day Basic Safety Training to further enhance their knowledge and skills on Health, Safety, and Environment.
The training is a project organized by the Junior Philippines Society of Mechanical Engineering – Palawan State University Chapter.
According to Ian Christopher G. Romero, JPSME – PSU Chapter the event was held to help the ME students to become more competitive in the industry, especially in the engineering world.
“Through this training, we make our members become competitive in our industry someday, and I want them to be useful when there are disasters, which reflects our Mechanical Engineering Ethics that we can do something to our society,” Ian Christopher said.
The first day of the training was filled with lectures on HSE fundamentals, Hazard Identification and application of Control Measures, Behavior Based Safety, Introduction to Process Safety Management, Basic Life Support and Basic First Aid.
On the second day, trainees had practical exercises on Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Personal Water Survival. They were able to demonstrate the proper technique in doing chest compressions on a victim with no pulse and breathing using a high tech dummy manikin and performed different survival techniques when submerged in water.
This scenario is very common when engineers are working in offshore environment, where oil rigs, production platforms, and ships are located.
“After the 2 days training, I witnessed that our classmates and members of the organization were very serious and eager in the learning process. I believe that this opportunity provided by Petrosphere gave us a glimpse of the real world behind our dreams,” said by Jestonie A. Capistrano, one of the trainees who is graduating at the end of the semester.
“I believe, this training is very helpful in my career someday,” he added.
The training held December 12 and 14, 2017, was provided by Petrosphere Incorporated, a DOLE accredited safety training organization based here in Puerto Princesa City, which also offers Basic Occupational Safety and Health (BOSH) and Construction Safety and Health (COSH).
Since the training is tailored for engineering students, the provider is also planning to offer similar training on other engineering students not only in Palawan State University, but in other schools and universities, as well.
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