The Borneo Rainforest Lodge (BRL) recently underwent a fire-fighting and rescue training in preparation for emergencies.
The training, held from Oct 28-30 and Oct 31-Nov 2, was conducted by the Malaysian Fire and Rescue Department of Lahad Datu.
The primary goal of this training was to equip the lodge’s personnel with rescue knowledge.
Participants were drilled in basic fire-fighting and rescue techniques, including the proper use of emergency hose reels and fire extinguishers.
This training was designed to boost the staff’s confidence and capabilities.
Furthermore, the training programme was aligned with the requirements of the Occupational Health & Safety Act 1994 (OSHA).
The unique circumstances of the lodge’s location, nestled in the heart of a pristine forest, add a layer of complexity and importance to the fire and rescue training.
The lodge’s proximity to a natural environment filled with lush vegetation, unique wildlife, and potentially challenging accessibility for emergency services underscores the necessity of being well-prepared.
In such a delicate ecosystem, the risk of fire can have devastating consequences not only for the lodge but also for the surrounding environment.
Therefore, this specialised training is essential for safeguarding the safety of the lodge’s personnel and preserving the ecological integrity of the surrounding rainforest.
This commitment to safety and environmental stewardship sets a commendable example for the hospitality industry and reinforces the lodge’s dedication to excellence and sustainability.