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13 Oct 2014

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Accord on Fire & building Safety in Bangladesh

Bangladesh: 1106 garment factories inspected, 80000 safety issues identified, 400 corrective action plans finalized

…[I]nitial inspections of Accord producing factories have been completed within the agreed timeline of end September 2014.  Out of 1106 factories inspected, over 400 Corrective Action Plans (CAPs) have been finalised by the factories and company signatories, as well as being approved by the Accord Chief Safety Inspector (CSI). More than 80,000 safety issues were identified that need to be resolved. Many of the corrective actions such as reducing weight loads and adhering to load management plans are already being implemented and monitored. The Accord inspections have also identified more substantial safety requirements such as installing fire doors and automated fire alarm systems, establishing fire protected exits from factory buildings, and strengthening of columns in the buildings.

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