Some Common Major Non compliance findings for garment factories of Bangladesh

Engineers hired by brands and retailers in Europe have identified major electrical and structural defects in 10 garment factories in the main house Their first review under an aggressive inspection schedule of five years.

The teams of the Agreement on the fire and building safety in Bangladesh detected security problems as electrical son were found attached to the floor without proper security, said Rob Wayss, Executive Director of SES, in an example of type defects.

At a press conference at the Best Western La Vinci Hotel in Dhaka, He Said son entering or leaving the terminal box are connected without wires and gland base.

Brad Loewen, chief inspector of the Agreement, a platform 150 retailers and brands primarily the security of Europe, said the son are placed directly on the concrete floor.

common fire, structural, electrical non complience findingsThe inspection teams are also found overcharging of goods on different floors of the factory buildings, leaving insufficient capacity through the exit doors and no sprinklers. Loewen showed a photograph of tangled electrical son of tens on a factory floor.

The image of safety garment factories came after the Agreement inspected under a pilot project Alif Garments, Big Boss Corp, Anlima Textiles Dragon Sweater, Grameen Knitwear, Majumder Fashions, Redpoint Jackets, Rio Fashion, Fashion Viyellatex Island and at the end of 2013.

Wayss said the results are just as the problems are also like in almost all inspected plants.

However, the Agreement officially began from February 20 Safety checks.

Of the 68 factories it inspected date, two were temporarily closed last week after serious structural flaws were detected ,, Although the work was allowed to continue in a factory after load was reduced STI.

He said the initial inspection program turns Wayss booming right now and continue to September this year.

About 250 factories will be inspected every month according to the plan to inspect all of its 1,500 supplier factories. The inspections began with high-risk buildings over five stories.

Wayss The said Agreement intensely working with brands, trade unions, the factory owners, industry associations and the Ministry of Labour so that they understand the commitment and responsibility of the Agreement to make the Inspection and sanitation program a success.

“Factories security benefit everyone. They obviously enjoyed by workers, employees, plant managers, owners, industry and ultimately the country.”

On payment to workers of all production suspension caused by the inspection, the head Agreement states that the factory owners, not brands or retailers, are responsible for such payments.

Brands can help find funding if the owners need help to resolve the security issues raised by the inspectors, I say.

Wayss said a process is underway to recruit Bangladeshi 25 full-time engineers to engage with foreign engineers.

Currently, 60 foreign engineers work and 52 from Bangladesh are helping. Loewen said notice will be issued to the plants two weeks before the inspection begins. After inspection, the owner will discuss sanitation with representatives of buyers.

I said they would publish reports on inspections and there will be follow-up visits to check what problems were fixed.

“After the initial inspection, we will monitor improvements in the next five years,” said Loewen. “It is an aggressive plan.”

On the garment factory clothing in public buildings, Wayss concerned could say retailers, but the agreement did not prohibit any owner to do so. The disclosure of inspection reports, Jyrki Raina, General Secretary of IndustriALL Global Union, said transparency is the key to success.

“The inspection reports contain a level of detail and in September a new standard for unprecedented transparency and credibility. The reports provide the necessary steps to continue the work to make the garment industry in Bangladesh sustainable and safe, “Raina said in a statement yesterday.

Roy Ramesh Chandra, Secretary General of the Council IndustriALL Bangladesh, said that they have already asked the inspection teams to be flexible and cooperative.

The Agreement will disclose the findings and recommendations on STI STI website to make information available to the public.

The legally binding agreement was signed last May in response to a building collapse on April 24 of last year at least 1,135 people were killed. The Rana Plaza Building collapse exposed the difficult and dangerous conditions for many of about 40 lakh workers in the garment sector.

The agreement under the Agreement requires brands and retailers to pay up to $ 500,000 per year to administer the inspection program. In addition to this, they also ensure that enough money available to pay for renovations and other safety improvements.

Being The pact is supported by working groups like the Clean Clothes Campaign and the rights of workers Consortium. The International Labour Organization is acting as independent chairman.

Meanwhile, the Alliance for the safety of workers in Bangladesh, a platform of 27 US retailers and brands, are due to start inspecting 400 factories.

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