Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / Alliance to focus on critical safety repairs
Alliance to focus on critical safety repairs
10
Oct '16
Courtesy: Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety
Courtesy: Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety
As it enters fourth year, the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety (Alliance) will focus on critical safety repairs and establishment of worker safety committees. The Alliance has completed 55 per cent of high-priority repairs and 63 per cent of all required repairs in its affiliated RMG factories, the organisation said in its third Annual Report.

The report, issued as part of the Alliance's ongoing commitment to enforcing a culture of safety in its Bangladesh garment factories, shows significant progress toward its goal of leaving the industry substantially safer as a result of the initiative.

The Alliance is working with factories to prioritise the most critical repairs—those that are most important for life safety, yet often the most costly and time-consuming for factories to achieve—including the import and installation of fire doors, the reinforcement of structural beams and columns, and the installation of sprinkler systems. To date, 55 percent of these high-priority repairs have been completed, the organisation said.

“By July 2018, all Alliance factories will have either completed their high-priority repairs or have been suspended from the Alliance's list of suppliers,” said Ellen Tauscher, independent chair of the Alliance. “Progress toward this goal has been significant, and achieving closure on the remaining issues most critical to life safety remains our primary focus.”

The Alliance is also ramping up its programme, launched in April this year, to establish Worker Safety Committees—groups of workers trained and empowered to monitor on-site occupational safety and health issues. The number of committees has tripled from 16 to 54 since April, and committees will be operational in a majority of Alliance factories by July 2018.

“Achieving safety in factories is about more than completing repairs. It must be accompanied by comprehensive efforts to inform, engage and empower the women and men who earn their living in garment factories,” said Alliance country director James F Moriarty. “By approaching remediation and empowerment hand-in-hand, we are working to set the gold standard for garment factories throughout Bangladesh.”

According to the Alliance report, 40 factories have achieved substantial completion of their Corrective Action Plans (CAPs), and more than 1.2 million workers have been trained in basic fire safety, with nearly 800,000 receiving the interactive refresher course. (RKS)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India


Must ReadView All

Pic: Messe Frankfurt

Textiles | On 16th Jun 2019

Finished products to dominate at Intertextile Shanghai

Finished product suppliers will dominate with their presence among...

Pic: CBRE

Textiles | On 16th Jun 2019

23% of warehouse leasing in India in 2018 for e-com: CBRE

Warehousing space leasing in India rose by over 45 per cent in 2018...

Pic: Amazon

E-commerce | On 16th Jun 2019

Amazon invests ₹2800 cr in India after closing China ops

Amazon has made a fresh investment of ₹2,800 crore in its Indian arm, ...

Interviews View All

Amardeep Singh, Orient Craft

Amardeep Singh
Orient Craft

'In export markets, the trend in terms of embroidery, is towards matte...

Angelina Francesca Cheang, MY ANJE

Angelina Francesca Cheang
MY ANJE

'Consumers in the age-group 21 to 38 are driving the activewear trend'

Poojaa Kumar Deepak, Zeven

Poojaa Kumar Deepak
Zeven

Zeven's performance sports apparel is designed for the Indian body type,...

Harmeet Singh,

Harmeet Singh

New Delhi-based Jogindra Industries Private Limited provides an assortment ...

Yash Jain & Sanjeev Jain,

Yash Jain & Sanjeev Jain

Divyam Export, launched about 30 years ago, exports to 15 countries,...

Karan Behal,

Karan Behal

Karan Behal, founder and chief executive of top-selling brand...

Mary-Cathryn Kolb, Brrr°

Mary-Cathryn Kolb
Brrr°

Atlanta-based private start-up Brrr° was founded in 2014 to develop...

Robin Grankvist, OrganoClick AB

Robin Grankvist
OrganoClick AB

Robin Grankvist talks about PFCs, additives and various chemicals used in...

Ayyappa Nagubandi, Broadcast Wearables Pvt Ltd

Ayyappa Nagubandi
Broadcast Wearables Pvt Ltd

Hyderabad-based Broadcast Wearables has come up with the country's first...

Nisha Chanda, Whistling Woods International School of Fashion

Nisha Chanda
Whistling Woods International School of Fashion

<div>A lack of upgraded courses in costume designing and fashion as per...

Madhu Jain, Madhu Jain

Madhu Jain
Madhu Jain

She grew up in the walled city of Old Delhi, completed her studies, and...

Tahweave & Garo, Sweta Tantia

Tahweave & Garo
Sweta Tantia

Designer Sweta Tantia owns Garo, a couture indutva or ethnicwear brand,...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


June 2019

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Advanced Search



Expand Close