On March 6, 2012, WRAP’s Saifullah Khawaja, Director of the Bangladesh Office, conducted yet another fire safety training course.
The one-day training course was launched in 2011 as a way to help Bangladeshi factories prevent fires and improve fire safety measures, facilities, drills and planning. The course has been taught multiples times in Bangladesh and is also being expanded to other countries in Asia.
The training begins with a review of fire safety laws and the anatomy of a fire, and goes into evacuation plans, risk assessment practices, instructions on drills and fire-fighting equipment, and finally concludes with a practical demonstration of fighting fire with an extinguisher.
The March 6 course was taught at Apex Aldechi Footwear Limited, and was rated very highly by attendees, every one of whom ranked the course as “excellent” or “good” in all aspects—course content, presentation, usefulness, training area and more.
“It was a very good training. It’s key to know factory fie safety and to know how to avoid high risks,” said one attendee.
“The most important part of the training was the risk assessment. It was new to us, and we need to ensure we do it properly,” said another.
Participants repeatedly stated how helpful the course was for safety in factories and mentioned they would like to take WRAP fire safety trainings regularly. “I hope and request that our management will arrange another course for us in the future,” said a third attendee.
(The full course description can be found on our website, along with a schedule of training dates).
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