Events

Ms. Akhi Akter: A Fire Safety Ambassador in her Factory

At the Social & Environmental Excellence Awards on December 9th, I was extremely proud of one award the Alliance presented – the award for Best Trainer to Ms. Akhi Akter. A newly promoted Assistant Cutting Supervisor (previously working as Sr. Cutting Operator) at the Hop Yick (Bangladesh) Limited factory, Akhi received this award for her outstanding performance as a Fire Safety Worker Representative in her factory.

Akhi is one of several representatives from her factory who participated in the 2-day Alliance’s Basic Fire Safety Train-the-Trainer program, where 3rd Master Trainers taught her, her colleagues, and representatives from other factories to deliver the 3-hour in-factory Basic Fire Safety Training. (more…)

2nd International Building & Fire Safety Expo

After the success of thephoto first Expo in February, the Alliance was excited to bring garment industry leaders together again with international safety equipment vendors for the 2nd International Building & Fire Safety Expo from December 7-9. As testament to the growing interest in building and fire safety in Bangladesh, participation in this Expo was more than double that of the first, with nearly 10,000 participants over the three days (and approximately 4,000 unique registrations). This gathering at the Bangabandhu International Conference Center in Dhaka amounts to the largest gathering of fire and safety equipment vendors, factory representatives and other stakeholders in Bangladesh’s history – and comes at a critical time, when garment factories are searching for certified products and have questions on everything from procurement to installation to maintenance. (more…)