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Dear Sirs, Pls. clarify the difference between Mock drill and Fire drill and pls post if you have any scenarios on both drills. Thanks in advance. SSM
From India, Madras
raghuvaran chakkaravarthy

Dear SSM,
Fire Drill:
A fire drill is a method of practicing the evacuation of a building for a fire or other emergency. Generally, the emergency system (usually an alarm) is activated and the building is evacuated as though a real fire had occurred. Usually, the time it takes to evacuate is measured to ensure that it occurs within a reasonable length of time.
Mock Drill:
Mock drill makes it clear that it is just practice and there is no real fire.
Mr.SSM just go by the below attached link already we had discussed enough on the same topic.
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Please let me know.

From United States, Fpo
raghuvaran chakkaravarthy

Dear SSM,
Attached the safe day notice board for your reference. Four months ago you asked to me regarding safe day notice board i got the picture last febrauary actually i forget to upload.
Please let me know.

From United States, Fpo
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Yadvinder Sharma

Dear SSM,
Fire Drill:
A fire drill is a method of practicing the evacuation of a building for a fire or other emergency. Generally, the emergency system (usually an alarm) is activated and the building is evacuated as though a real fire had occurred. Usually, the time it takes to evacuate is measured to ensure that it occurs within a reasonable length of time.
Mock Drill-
The approach for conducting a mock-drill varies as per the complexity of scenario depending upon the potential hazards, response system of the industry and the target community. Therefore, to ensure proper implementation of a drill programme, roles and responsibilities (SOPs) of the concerned personnel, departments, and mechanisms for conducting the drill should be delineated clearly.
Yadvinder Sharma
Safety is not a destination … it is a continuous journey.

From India, Mumbai

Dear Team
Good discussion so far...
Let me share my thought regarding the subject:
I think in the Fire Drill is speacially doing by those Fire Fighters... Involving mainly the fire fighters...
In Mock Drill all the employees are participating and learnig how to deal in case of emergency...
Please correct me If I commented wrongly...

From India
raghuvaran chakkaravarthy

Dear SSM,

i add few points about your query,

Most employees only think of fire drills as annoying interruptions that take time away from the work they have to accomplish that day. But in the event of a real emergency, proper preparation can be the difference between a near-miss and a tragedy.
A well-run fire drill should accomplish several goals. In addition to making sure you’ve identified all hazards at your facility and employees know how to exit the building safely and efficiently.
And the specific things you want to accomplish will determine what kind of drill to conduct.

Unannounced drills
Unannounced fire drills are a good way to test workers ability to react to a hazardous situation they weren’t expecting. Conduct unannounced drills to:
  • Make sure all workers can hear the alarms
  • Discover if employees know the best exit routes to take
  • determine whether employees with special roles in the case of an emergency know what steps to take
  • Find out how long it takes to get everyone out of the building, and
  • Test employees’ reactions when they aren’t sure if it’s a real hazard or not.
Announced drills
When workers are expecting a fire drill, they may not take the exercise as seriously. But announced fire drills still have benefits. Hold planned drills in order to:
  • Make sure workers have read and understand new evacuation procedures you’ve provided
  • Test how employees react to a more specific hazard (like a predetermined blocked exit route), and
  • Determine workers’ ability to locate and operate fire extinguishers.
Dear dipil,

Your propably right, for more info please read above .

Thanks for your input.keep on sharing

From United States, Fpo

Dear Raghu
Thanks for your reply...
What my thought is Mock Drill is for all the emergency situation which can arise in a plant... Fire can be one of the emergency... So there is no much difference in both as aim is one...We have to educate the worker to prepare them to dealt with emergency... Whatever name we call it...

From India
raghuvaran chakkaravarthy

Dear Dipil,
I think so, may be your right!!!.
Bullet points:
Mock drill - Its includes all emergencies i.e; flood,hazmat,accident etc..,,
Fire drill - Its only for fire, once fire starts we get/receive signals by fire alarm , smoke etc...,,, but in mock drill there is no options in mock drill we cant get any details what happend exactly but we knew something happend whether its accident/chemical spill etc..,. In fire drill we knew exactly fire happend.
hope its helps. . .

From United States, Fpo

Dear frds
Extremely sorry to interrupt in between your discussion.
Emergency Mock Drill- to practice a event to make more awareness to all employees to react or escape in case of any emergency cases which may Fire or medical or natural disaster or collapsing scaffolding,Public Threatens or terror attack, etc...
mock drill- make more awareness about to handle a situation by conducting drill.
Fire drill- This is also one kind of mock drill which can be tell employee to handle the situation of Fire emergency.
(The Procedure, How to react or escape from fire incident if fire occur)

From Qatar
srinivasarao manikyala

Dear All,

A very good discussion and valuable inputs from all,

Fire Drill:

A fire drill is a refreshment training for the in-house firefighting team members. It may be extended to the other personnel for to create awareness on usage of First aid fire fighting equipment.

As per A.P. Factories rules 1950 - Firefighting drills shall be held as often as necessary and at least once in every period of 2 months.

Mock Drill:

Mock drill is a rehersal of the scenarios identified as per the site's On-site Emergency Plan. The scenario of Mock Drill may change from drill to drill. The drills also to be conducted some as informed and some as surprise type. Thelist is some of the Scenarios

i) Fire Incident at ____________

ii)Toxic Gas release at _________________

iii) Flammable/ Corrosive/ Toxic chemica spillage at ______________

iv) Natural calamities like Flood, Cyclone etc...

v) Terrorist attacks

Vi) Food Poisoning

vii) Medical Emergencies like Heart attack, Snake-bite etc...

1. As per MSIHC Rules 1989, The occupier shall ensure that a mock drill of the on-site emergency plan is conducted every six months.

2. Asper the Schedule XV of A.P. factories Rules 1950, All Emergency procedures must be rehersed every three months and deficiencies, if any, in the achievements of the objectives shall suitably corrected.

From India, Hyderabad
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