Textile millers attend fire safety seminars

In wake of Baldia incident, 150 companies participate.


Ppi February 01, 2013
This was the first time that a series of international training courses on fire safety was organised by WRAP in Pakistan. ILLUSTRATION: JAMAL KHURSHEED

KARACHI:


As many as 150 local textile and garment industries attended a series of fire safety workshops and training courses, which were offered by Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP).


This was the first time that a series of international training courses on fire safety was organised by WRAP in Pakistan. The first of the sessions was held on December 17, 2012, in collaboration with the Accordia Global Compliance Group. The last training session was held here in a local hotel, attended largely by local textile, garments, spinning and yarn manufacturing industries.

Training sessions were held in both Karachi and Lahore in collaboration with the SITE Association Karachi, Pakistan Readymade Garments Manufacturers and Exporters Association, and the Pakistan Hosiery Manufacturers Association. Saifullah Khawaja, director of WRAP’s Bangladesh Liaison Office, was the lead trainer in the course.

Addressing the crucial industrial needs of fire safety and risk assessment within local industries, the courses covered issues related to fire safety and protection, fire spread and combustion, routine fire prevention measures, effective response during fire and risk assessment, coupled with workable models of evacuation, including fire drills and pre-planning etc.

The course also focused on fire safety laws in Pakistan and conducted fire-fighting sessions.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 2nd, 2013.

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