Advanced training facilities on Fire Safety by GD Goenka University's C-OHSFE

GD Goenka Univertity's COHSFE

The Centre for Excellence in Occupational Health, Safety, Fire & Environment (C-OHSFE) facility that is dedicated to promoting the study of occupational health & safety and risk engineering was inaugurated by the Hon. Minister Anurag Singh Thakur while he visited the GD Goenka University  in Gurugram, Delhi as Chief Guest for their 9th Convocation Ceremony. 

Key dignitaries and stakeholders from the education and industry sectors attended the inaugural event, witnessing the unveiling of the advanced infrastructure and facilities at C-OHSFE. 

In light of the recently released India Risk Survey report, revealing fire outbreaks as the third most significant risk to businesses and human lives in the country, the University underscored commitment to addressing these concerns through the newly inaugurated Centre for Excellence in Occupational Health, Safety, Fire & Environment (C-OHSFE). The university recognizes the gravity of the situation and affirms its commitment to producing industry-ready professionals who can contribute to enhancing fire safety measures in India. The establishment of C-OHSFE with its advanced infrastructure and hands-on training facilities aligns with the urgent call for a new perspective on fire safety. 


"The launch of the Centre for Excellence in Occupational Health, Safety, Fire & Environment marks a significant milestone for GD Goenka University. We believe in fostering educational excellence and providing our students with the skills and knowledge needed for successful careers. This centre reflects our dedication to producing industry-ready professionals in the critical fields of occupational health & safety, environment and risk management," Nipun Goenka, Managing Director of GD Goenka Group, shared his thoughts further elaborating the main features of C-OHSFE: 

Aircraft Model: The facility is equipped with a Crash Fire Tender(CFT) for fire fighting purposes during aircraft landings that minimizes the risk of fire. 

Vertical Oil Storage Tank: A Vertical Oil Storage Tank with a foam pourer system has been installed in the fire drill ground, addressing fire risks in industries with various types of tanks. 

Confined Space Entry Model: Ensuring worker safety in confined spacesis prioritized with the installation of a model for confined space entry and rescue training. 

Smoke House: A dedicated Smoke Houses emulates real-life scenarios during building fires, providing realistic training for rescue operations in environments with smoke, fumes and vapors. 

Different Categories of Fire Trays: Live demonstrations at the fire drill ground showcase various fire types, guiding students on the proper use of fire extinguishers for different classes of fires. 

Fire Lab: The state-of-the-art Fire Lab features a variety of fire fighting equipment, fire suits, Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs), Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA), fire detectors, hydrant accessories, and fire extinguishers for hands-on demonstrations. 

Industrial Hygiene Lab: The lab is equipped with advanced monitoring tools, including Combo PM 10 and PM 2.5 samplers, Handy Sampler for air monitoring, Sound level meter, Benzene sampler, Multi- gas analyzer, Stack Sampler, and Weather Monitoring equipment for practical applications. 

Graduates from C-OHSFE will benefit from practical-oriented education and be well-prepared for careers in diverse industries. The centre offers diploma, bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, and doctoral degreeprograms. 


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