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Safety and Disaster Prevention at Plants

Support for Firefighting

Site Activity Overview, results
Sakai Plant Formation of in-house firefighting unit The plants formed an in-house firefighting division, and in each division a firefighting unit was formed.
Yodogawa Plant

Joined the special firefighting team of Settsu City

Thirteen employees from the Yodogawa Plant joined the special firefighting team of Settsu City, which is the first of its kind in Japan. Since January 2010, in the case of a large fire in the Settsu area, the Yodogawa Plant firefighters drive their fire engine to the scene and help under the guidance of the Settsu City Fire Department.

Yodogawa Plant firefighters took part in Settsu City’s New Year’s firefighting parade in January 2015.

Shiga Plant Formation of in-house firefighting unit The plants formed an in-house firefighting division, and in each division a firefighting unit was formed.
Kashima Plant Formation of in-house firefighting unit An organization was set up with separate units to handle firefighting, guidance, rescue, and information provision in case of a fire. The firefighting units keep the fire in check until the local fire department arrives.
Soka Station Formation of in-house firefighting unit
  • Each division formed its own in-house firefighting unit.
  • At site disaster drills (April and November each year), the unit conducts evacuation and firefighting drills with the fire department.
Tsukuba Training Center Formation of in-house firefighting unit Members in all divisions of Tsukuba site formed their own in-house firefighting units. Once a year they hold evacuation training and firefighting practice jointly with the local fire department.
Head Office Formation of in-house firefighting unit Units formed in the Head Office and Esaka site. Periodic firefighting drills held.
Tokyo Office Formation of in-house firefighting unit A firefighting unit was formed in each division. Once a year, these units take part in various drills sponsored by the JR Shinagawa East Building, and they conduct evacuation and firefighting drills.

Communication with Neighboring Companies and Residents

Site Activity Overview, results
Sakai Plant Cooperation with neighboring companies The Sakai Plant is a member of an association of 17 companies in the Sakai and Senboku waterfront areas for disaster prevention. The association has an emergency communication network and meets regularly for various drills.
Yodogawa Plant An emergency rescue team was formed There are 110 employees living nearby who are registered. When necessary, a team is gathered by rounding up employees either from their homes or workplace.
Shiga Plant Formation of a rescue support system for local disaster victims
  • Daikin helps the local government to rescue disaster victims.
  • The plant is provided for use as an emergency shelter for nearby residents (for example, the field is opened up to the public).
Support of fire prevention in case of disaster The Shiga Plant will dispatch industrial physicians and its in-house fire-fighting unit, and offer the plant as an evacuation shelter.
Kashima Plant Communication with neighboring companies To administrate local matters, Daikin joins with local companies to be the contact point for local government and citizens.
Soka Station Agreement signed for regional disaster cooperation

In 2000, Soka Station, Soka City, and five neighboring communities signed an agreement to cooperate in preparing for natural disasters.

These three groups have agreed to work together regularly on plans to implement after major earthquakes occur. An expert panel of the Central Disaster Management Council of the Cabinet Office recognized the Soka Station as an outstanding example of a corporation acting as a bridge between local citizens and local government in supporting disaster relief.

Regional joint disaster training Under the disaster agreement, firefighting drills are held with neighboring town associations. In May 2016, 627 took part.
Tsukuba Training Center Cooperation with neighboring companies The center is a member of an association of companies in the local industrial park, which shares information on topics like environmental promotion, fire prevention, and blood donation activities.
Tokyo Office Cooperation with neighboring companies Participated in the tenant association of the JR Shinagawa East Building (July), and joined as an observer in firefighting drills of the building's restaurants (March). This helped confirm the firefighting system of the building.

Contributing to Local Safety

Site Activity Overview, results
Head Office Support for local safety activities

Daikin worked with the Kinki Regional Police Bureau in a safety patrol campaign.

Took part in the Sonezaki traffic safety association.

Sakai Plant Support for local safety activities

Daikin took part in the North Sakai Police Crime Prevention Committee and the North/West Sakai Traffic Safety Association.

Children's protection shelter The Sakai Plant is registered as a place children can take sanctuary from threats.
Disaster training Took part in disaster prevention drills sponsored by an association of companies in the Sakai and Senboku waterfront areas for disaster prevention.
Yodogawa Plant

Joint disaster training held (with participation of local fire and police departments)

Control damage, confirm people's safety (evacuation), hold earthquake training, hold disaster training (3 times a year)

Installed breathing apparatus, held fire hydrant usage competition (once a year).

Participation in local safety activities

Participated in disaster training held by Osaka Prefecture and Settsu City (once a year).

Took part in nighttime patrols.

Took part in nationwide awareness activities for fire prevention (in spring and autumn).

Took part in nationwide traffic safety campaign.

Held safety seminars

Held driving safety seminars for suppliers (stressed on-site road safety; twice a year).

Invited police officer to give employees driving safety seminar (once a year)

Children's protection shelter The Yodogawa Plant is registered as a place children can take sanctuary from threats.
Shiga Plant Disaster training Disaster training was held once a year for the plant grounds and employee dormitory; fire hydrant usage competition held (October); plant disaster training held (June, November); evacuation training for earthquakes held.
Participation in the Fire Prevention Association The Shiga Plant took part in a disaster prevention training convention in unison with the fire department.

Participation in local safety activities

Konan Fire Department: Took part in joint disaster training.

Kashima Plant Disaster training Held disaster training (twice a year), joined fire hydrant usage training (once a year), held public relations training (once a year)

Participation in local safety events

Joint disaster training was held with the fire department as part of cooperation among companies in the industrial park (once a year).

As part of cooperation among companies, once-a-year training was held with firefighters, labor board personnel, and police officers as instructors. The goal was to raise safety and disaster awareness.

Rescue training

Participation in disaster training events with the fire department, labor board, and police department.

Safe driving course held Police officers were invited to be instructors at a traffic safety training conference (once a year) to help drivers improve their road manners.
Soka Station Contest to prevent accidents and abide by rules of the road The Soka Plant took part in a rules-of-the-road contest held annually by the Police Department.
Regional joint disaster training Holds disaster training with five neighborhood associations. (May each year)
Tokyo Office Participation in meeting of Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department to prevent organized crime. The Tokyo Office took part in scheduled meetings and training sessions, as well as responded to various requests.
Participation in local disaster training Joined in disaster training sponsored by the fire and disaster prevention association of the JR Shinagawa East Building.

Use Equipment during Disasters, and Secure Supplies for Emergencies

Site Activity Overview, results
Sakai Plant Secure supplies for emergencies Secured emergency supplies such as water, food, and fire prevention equipment.
Lend equipment to disaster relief Daikin is registered as a corporate supporter of firefighting activities. (In emergencies, Daikin lends equipment like forklifts.)
Yodogawa Plant

Use of equipment during disasters, and secure supplies for residents for emergencies

At a meeting during a factory tour, participants confirm that there are enough emergency supplies stored

  • The plant makes effective use of site equipment (fire engines, firefighting equipment; sends employees as well).
  • Sufficient supplies have been set aside for all local residents in case of a major earthquake.
  • Emergency materials and equipment are placed in all major buildings.

Shiga Plant Secure supplies for emergencies Emergency supplies are stocked (flashlights, portable toilets, blankets, etc.).
Kashima Plant

Secure emergency equipment and food

Stored emergency supplies (gas masks, flashlights, megaphones) and emergency necessities to last employees 3 days (food, water, portable toilets, blankets, etc.). Expanded emergency materials to be prepared for logistics accidents.

Soka Station
  • Secure supplies for emergencies
  • Joint regional disaster training held
  • Stored water, food, firefighting equipment, etc.
  • Exhibit and disaster drills were held with the surrounding community.
Tsukuba Training Center Secure supplies for employees who cannot return home during a disaster Stored three days worth of food, drink, and emergency supplies (flashlights, blankets, gas burners, portable toilets, etc.) for employees and training participants.
Head Office Secure supplies for emergencies Purchased and stored emergency supplies for the Head Office and Esaka Building. During fire drills, confirmed how to use these supplies (particularly rescue-related supplies).
Place AEDs at Head Office, Esaka, Fukuoka, Nagoya, and Hiroshima Health and Safety Committee and Human Resources oversee the placement of AEDs in all bases under Head Office jurisdiction.
Tokyo Office

Secure emergency supplies, ensure presence of registered AED personnel

  • Emergency supplies are stocked (helmets, gloves, towels, stretchers, etc.); these are inspected regularly.
  • According to a new Tokyo by-law regarding measures for people in Tokyo who cannot return home in a disaster (enacted in April 2013), extra purchases were made of emergency supplies (emergency food and drinking water), and enough was stored to last 3 days for 400 people. At the same time, for employees who absolutely must be sent home on foot due to family situations, supplies that these employees might need while walking home were stored (about 60 persons’ worth).
  • The local fire department was invited to give a workshop on life-saving techniques (once a year). The goal is to get more people certified in life-saving skills (to be in charge of AEDs).
  • AEDs were installed in June 2014.

Earthquake Measures

Site Activity Overview, results
Sakai Plant
  • Measures against tidal wave and tsunami
  • Earthquake reinforcement and evacuation training drills

  • Established code of conduct for tsunami disaster response, and secured emergency supplies.
  • All buildings on-site have been inspected for earthquake resistance. Reinforcement work is proceeding as planned.
  • Evacuation training drills were held. Conducted periodic drills in preparation for earthquake and tsunami (measures for initial response, evacuation, and for cases of late-night disaster and cut-off lifelines, early fire response, rescue)

Yodogawa Plant
  • Revise earthquake scale assumptions and conduct
  • Earthquake reinforcement
  • Infrastructure loss measures
  • Evacuation and emergency measures

Basic earthquake measures policy: Save people above all, ensure safety

• Measures for an earthquake with a seismic intensity of 6: Reinforcement work completed on main buildings under current earthquake-resistance standard (fiscal 2009)

• Measures for 2-meter tsunami: Measures for loss of infrastructure such as power.

  1. Complete emergency measures before tsunami arrives (within 2 hours), ensure the chemical plant is safe, and evacuate employees to a high, safe place.
  2. Use secured emergency power, close up dangerous chemicals to render them harmless, and safely shut down plant (turn off, cool down, close).

Disaster drills (3 times a year)

  • Evacuation drills held at all locations (evacuation shelters in high places)
    • Ensure unified evacuation time and safety confirmation within 2 hours.
    • Verify that disaster materials and equipment are usable and can be accessed quickly.
    • Verify measures for night shift.
    • Emergency stoppage of equipment and machinery, drills for measures.

Measures to prevent equipment and machinery from falling over

  • Formulate unified standards (guidelines) (implement at all bases).
  • Execute measures in each division (completion expected in fiscal 2014).

Create hazard map (danger sources, evacuation)

  • Revise evacuation routes, evacuation shelters, sources of danger.
  • Revise all evacuation routes and evacuation shelters for the site.

Emergency measures manual

Secure communication protocol

  • Install satellite phones (communication among work sites)
  • Use walkie-talkies (one for each division, one for division headquarters)
Shiga Plant Earthquake reinforcement and evacuation training drills
  • Earthquake reinforcement completed (cafeteria, No. 1 plant, No. 2 plant, product warehouse), earthquake reinforcement work in progress (parts warehouse, jig and tool plant).
  • Evacuation training drills were also held (Disaster drills once, fire drills once).
  • Installed walky-talkies for use in disasters (21 in plant, 1 at company housing building).
Kashima Plant Tsunami measures

Established two new tsunami evacuation shelters in high locations to use in case of a large tsunami warning, and held evacuation drills using these shelters.

Soka Station
  • Revision of disaster drills at bases
  • Revision of product storage rules
  • Measures to prevent falling over of fixtures
  • Revised disaster drills at bases (based on past earthquake experience, changed evacuation routes etc.). Held specialized earthquake evacuation drills (April, November)
  • Revised product storage rules based on past earthquake experience.
  • Took measures to prevent falling over of fixtures and other equipment in offices.
Tsukuba Training Center Earthquake reinforcement and disaster drills

Took measures to prevent equipment from falling over.

Carried out comprehensive disaster drills in preparation for large-scale earthquake (a seismic intensity of 6)

Head Office Improve earthquake risk measures To further earthquake risk measures, a memorandum (measures for transfer of building functions in case of earthquake, tsunami measures, and risk management measures) was sent to bases and affiliates.
Tokyo Office Earthquake reinforcement, evacuation drills, measures for employees who cannot return home
  • Measures were taken to prevent cabinets, furniture and fixtures, and equipment with casters (MFPs, laser printers, shredders, etc.) from falling over in an earthquake.
  • Joined in disaster training sponsored by the fire and disaster prevention association of the JR Shinagawa East Building (September).
  • Held drills in using satellite telephones (September).
  • In case of a disaster occurring at night or on a holiday, appointed emergency staff to be dispatched to confirm the extent of damage at the JR Shinagawa East Building prior to setting up a disaster task force.
  • Established guidelines outlining initial response in case of earthquake. The guidelines state that, as a rule, employees should wait inside the Shinagawa East Building if an earthquake occurs during working hours. Written rules were made regarding what Daikin managers should do to confirm safety of employees in a disaster.

Typhoon Measures

Site Activity Overview, results
Kashima Plant Meeting on typhoon measures A meeting was held to examine measures to take in case of a typhoon. Preventative measures were drawn up for safe operation or stoppage of machinery.

Safety Confirmation System

Site Activity Overview, results
Sakai Plant Safety confirmation system

Built a confirmation system that uses safety confirmation and broadcast services.

Hold response drills once a year.

Yodogawa Plant Safety confirmation system

A system was established that can confirm the safety of employees approximately 20 minutes after a disaster occurs.

Emergency materials and equipment for searching and restoration are placed in all major buildings.

Shiga Plant Safety confirmation system

Established a system for confirming employee safety following a disaster.

Drills held in replying to this system (once every fiscal quarter); drills held since December 2013.

Kashima Plant Safety confirmation system Established a system for confirming the safety of employees after a disaster occurs.
Drills held in replying to this system (once a year).
Soka Station Safety confirmation system Drills held in replying to this system (twice a year).
Tsukuba Training Center Safety confirmation system Drills held in replying to this system (once a year); also checked ability to respond to this system at all times.
Head Office Safety confirmation system

Established a system for confirming the safety of employees after a disaster occurs.

The system is currently being strengthened.

Tokyo Office Safety confirmation system

Held communication drills to confirm a system for contacting employees to ensure they are safe following a disaster (twice a year). Also checked on those employees who did not respond when contacted during implementation of the safety confirmation system.

In case of a disaster occurring on a holiday or at night, as a means of immediate contact with regular employees of the Tokyo Office and with managers sent to handle the situation at the Tokyo Office, and as a means of communication between members of the Tokyo Office Occupational Safety and Health Committee, established a system using a broadcast function for safety confirmation. Drills are held in replying using the broadcast function (twice a year).

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