Hengyi Industries Conducts Tier 3 Emergency Response Tabletop Exercise

Pulau Muara Besar, 13 January 2021 – Hengyi Industries Sdn. Bhd. (Hengyi) with the collaboration of National Disaster Management Centre (NDMC) organised a Tier 3 Emergency Response Tabletop Exercise (TTX) at Pulau Muara Besar Industrial Park (PMB). The aim of the exercise is to test the readiness and the response plan of Hengyi as well as various government, non-government, and private sector agencies in managing a major incident and evacuation in PMB to minimise risks and avoid casualties.

The TTX simulated a gas leak from a pipe connected to to Deheptanizer Feed - Parex Feed in the Aromatics Complex Unit. In the exercise, Hengyi’s Emergency Response Team and Emergency Coordination Team were activated as the first line of responders to carry out the evacuation. A total of 95 personnel from 19 agencies were involved in the exercise, which commenced at 9 AM and ended at 11 AM.

The ministries and agencies that participated in the TTX were the Ministry of Health; Royal Brunei Police Force; National Disaster Management Centre; Fire and Rescue Department, Ministry of Home Affairs; Emergency Medical Ambulance Services, RIPAS Hospital; Radio Television Brunei, Prime Minister’s Office; Royal Brunei Armed Forces; Information Department, Prime Minister’s Office; Department of Fisheries, Department of Environment, Parks and Recreation, Ministry of Development; Brunei-Muara District Office, Ministry of Home Affairs; National Security Coordination Centre (NSCC); Maritime and Port Authority of Brunei Darussalam; Darussalam Enterprise; and Damai Holdings Limited.

Also present to observe and evaluate the exercise were the Ministry of Energy; Safety, Health and Environment National Authority (SHENA); and Petroleum Authority of Brunei Darussalam.

Hengyi had previously conducted a number of Industry Tier 1, 2 and 3 Emergency Response Exercises. Tier 1 Emergency Response Exercises simulates a small-scale incident that can be managed by Hengyi itself, Tier 2 simulates an emergency incident in a localised area, and Tier 3 simulates an emergency incident that escalated to a national-level incident. On 19 September 2019, Hengyi completed a Tier 3 Emergency Response Exercise as part of the conditions for verifying Hengyi’s readiness under the Workplace Safety and Health Order, 2009 and Workplace Safety and Health (Facilities) (Control of Major Accident Hazards) Regulations, 2013.


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