The ready-made-garment sector in Bangladesh has expanded greatly over the past five years. Whilst exports have grown, there remains a lack of general understanding and awareness of compliance, and how to meet the demands of retailers. Despite willingness by factory managers to learn and apply good systems, some factory owners remain reluctant as not all their retail customers insist on adherence to a code of compliance; and for those that do, standards and codes vary.
The recent tragedy at Rana Plaza and Tazrin Garments along with others illustrated the lack of safety standards and structural stability of garment factories in Bangladesh, the world`s second-largest exporter of textiles. For organizations that source their goods from emerging regions, this event must place a renewed and urgent focus on three major risk areas. Factory managers cited fire safety equipment, structural changes and reorganization of production facilities as the main costs incurred. Structural changes in particular are a significant obstacle ** a large number of factories in Bangladesh are either rented and / or were not purpose-built manufacturing sites therefore making structural changes to ensure fire safety compliance can be difficult. The accumulation of recent incidents in Bangladesh causing more deaths and injuries proves the urgency of the outstanding demand for immediate and structural safety measures.
As per labour Law 2006 & Amendment 2013, Factories Rules 1979 along with Fire service rules fire risk assessment is a legal requirement to be carried out almost in all work premises where workers are working.
Under these law and regulations, the
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