Free basic health screening, free book giveaways and free herb plants were among the highlights at the half-day exhibition held at the main campus today in conjunction with WOU’s safety, security and health campaign.
Hundreds of books, both fiction and non-fiction, disappeared quickly as staff and students grabbed books on various topics for their studies and for recreational reading.
This exhibition was the culmination of the safety, security and health campaign which had kicked off on September 19th with a briefing session for WOU’s Emergency Response Team (ERT) members. It served to refresh their knowledge and skills on proper ERT measures.
WOU Safety and Security Committee chairman Andrew Joseph briefed them on the safety measures, namely the emergency escape plans for the Albukhary Building and Homestead, emergency assembly area and the various types of emergency. There was also a site familiarisation visit on the fire-fighting equipment system and the emergency exits.
The fire fighting system in place at WOU encompasses the fire extinguisher, hose reel, sprinkler system, fire break glass, fire alarm, smoke detector, fire rated door, fire intercom system and the fire hydrant.
The Safety and Security Committee also conducted a university-wide fire drill on September 20th to test its evacuation plan, with the ERT members called upon to perform their role of escorting staff, students and tenants out, and doing the roll call.