Request for proposal, for The provision of fire, electrical and structural engineering services and The carrying out of fire, electrical and structural inspections at between 100-200 Ready-Made Garment (RMG) factories throughout Bangladesh
It is with sadness that the Accord has learned that an elevator accident has caused the death of Mr. Aminul at J. L. Sweaters Ltd on 9 December 2014. Aminul worked at J.L. Sweaters as a Knitting Operator. The Accord expresses our sincerest condolences to his family, friends, colleagues, and co-workers.
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9 November 2014 Meeting (11:00 am – 1:00 pm)
The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh (Accord) held its third Advisory Board (AB) meeting on 9 November 2014 in Dhaka. Representatives from the Government of Bangladesh (GoB)- Ministry of Labour and Employment (MoLE), IndustriAll RMG trade union federations (IBC-RMG), brands, suppliers, and Bangladesh NGOs/CSOs participated as members. The ILO Country Director designated ILO Official Tuomo Poutianen to serve as the neutral Chair of the meeting of the Accord Advisor y Board. AB member attendance was negatively affected by re-scheduling necessitated by a series of hartals in the country.
The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh is committed to total transparency and as such will be publishing all Steering Committee minutes. The brand representatives and labour representatives of the Steering Committee and a witness signatory to the Accord meet quarterly face-to-face and have ad hoc conference calls as needed.
It is with sadness that the Accord has learned that a boiler tank rupture at Shanta Expressions Limited in Gazipur has caused the death of a worker and has injured four others.
The Accord expresses our sincerest condolences to the family of Abul Hashem, to his friends, colleagues, and co-workers. Mr. Hashem worked as a Boiler Operator at Shanta Expressions. The Accord also offers our deepest sympathies to the injured workers and our hopes for their speedy and full recoveries.
This letter is to provide urgent guidance for common remediation queries we are receiving from factories and signatories regarding:
- List of suppliers
- Fire Alarm and Fire Protection system designs
- Locking features, collapsible gates/sliding doors/rolling shutters
- Fire door certification
- Detailed engineering assessments and structural retrofitting work
This manual is developed by the Accord on Fire and Building Safety to support factories in the implementation of fire protection measures.