Sensitization of employees is highly essential considering the fact of emergency like fire, chemical disaster, flood, cyclone, tsunami, or earthquake or any such untoward incidents having the potential to cause injury and death. The activities in response to deal with depend on the type of emergency. However, most of the times organizations in times of emergency or during the life-threatening hazardous situation, find themselves at the back foot, due to lack of resources or lack of coordination or lack of clarity of roles among the stakeholders.
The objective of mock drill is to review the emergency preparedness plan of the organization and evaluate the quality of standard operating procedure, so that concerned persons deliver their duties effectively while keeping in cognizance of life and property. When we conduct mock drills, it is helpful for strengthening our capacity to cope with disasters and to minimize the impacts of the disasters. The reason mock drill should be conducted is to inculcate the vibes of emergency preparedness, optimum utilization of resources, mobilization of coordinated activities, and related aspects after identifying the gaps.