“Further improvement required in fire safety measures in Bangladesh’s garment factories” US Agency Said

Fazlul Haque
বৃহস্পতিবার, মার্চ ৩১, ২০১৬
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RMG Times Report : National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)based in USA has called for further improvement in fire safety measures in Bangladesh’s garment factories.


The organisation has also suggested short-term and long-term recommendations that provide a roadmap for sustainable electrical, fire, building and overall life safety in the apparel factories.

The NFPA and the University of Maryland attended in an invitation by the Alliance, a platform of 28 North American retailers for factory inspection, to provide an independent review of their factory upgrade programme designed to improve worker safety in Bangladesh.

The Alliance identified a sample of 14 factories currently undergoing remediation in the Dhaka region and arranged for the project team to visit the sites, observe building operations and interview key stakeholders in the building industry.

Based on the activities, the NFPA made recommendations and suggested processes for the Alliance, government officials and other stakeholders to undertake.

The success of the remediation process, training and other suggested methods for improvement after the Alliance timeframe expires will depend on the efforts of all stakeholders in Bangladesh’s garment industry, the NFPA said in its assessment report.

The Alliance has been working hard to meet its goal to create a safe environment for workers in Bangladesh’s factories, and its results-oriented process has helped make progress within the industry, said Don Bliss, NFPA’s vice-president for field operations.