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Apparel buyers suggest measures to avert fire at RMG units
03
Dec '12
In the wake of recent fire accident that killed more than 110 people at a readymade garment (RMG) manufacturing unit in Bangladesh, global apparel buyers have suggested measures to avoid repetition of such incidents in future.
 
At a meeting called by Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) to inform buyers about various steps taken to ensure fire safety at garment factories, buyers urged for strict implementation of compliance measures at work places.
 
Representatives of nearly 20 apparel sourcing firms, who attended the meeting, recommended inclusion of an independent auditing company to specially oversee fire safety measures at clothing factories.
 
The representatives also recommended setting up a taskforce, revision of building code as well as review of fire fighting facilities. They further suggested that the licences of functional garment units be reviewed, while imparting more training to workers.
 
Laying special emphasis on the safety of the workers, the buyers said that owners of RMG units must review the progress of compliance from time to time.
 
BGMEA assured the buyers that it would soon set up a taskforce to ensure fire safety at every garment manufacturing unit.
 
The association also promised to launch a training programme, especially dealing with fire safety at factories. For the purpose, it would segment the country’s apparel manufacturing areas into different zones.
 
BGMEA would also financially help the family members of those who perished in Tazreen factory blaze, for the next ten years, the buyers were told.
 

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


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