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Earthquake Drill to be Held at Osaka International Airport

  • 05 Nov 2018

Kansai Airports will carry out an earthquake drill at Osaka International Airport (ITAMI) on November 7, 2018. The drill will simulate evacuation from the terminal in the event of a 9.0 magnitude Nankai Trough earthquake that records a lower 6 on the Japanese seismic intensity scale. The use of Mega-Speak, a multi-lingual megaphone, and Evac Chair, a chair to transport people up and down a flight of stairs, will also be tested during the drill in a realistic scenario.


By enhancing employees’ awareness of disaster prevention and reviewing appropriate initial responses to an earthquake through the drill, we will ensure safe and secure operations of the airport while cooperating with related organizations.


Kansai Airports Group will continue to conduct various drills to provide a safe and secure environment for all airport users.


[Earthquake Drill]
Organizer: ITAMI Terminal Fire & Disaster Management Association
Date & Time: Wednesday, November 7, 2018 from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Location: Passenger Terminal Building at ITAMI
Participants: Approx. 150 people from 60 organizations *No participants from the public
Scenario: A Nankai Trough earthquake (magnitude 9.0) has occurred, registering a lower 6 on the Japanese intensity scale at ITAMI
Drill program: (1) Shakeout exercise
(2) Evacuation and guidance using Mega Speak
(3) Initial firefighting
(4) Transportation of injured persons using Evac Chair
(5) Fire extinguisher training
(6) Transportation and first-aid provision
(7) AED training

 

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