Establishment of BKMEA Fire Safety Cell

The Ready Made Garments (RMG) industry acts as a catalyst for the development and improvement of economic growth of Bangladesh. Ready Made Garments are the largest export sector in Bangladesh. The RMG sector contributes more than 82.01% to the national export, with about 12.71% contribution to the national GDP (Fiscal Year 2015-2016). Bangladesh is also the second largest apparel exporter in the world with a total export of USD $28.09 billion in the fiscal year of 2015-2016 whereas it was USD $25.49 in the fiscal year of 2014-2015. On its way to success the RMG industry faced a great challenge of fire incidents. Fire is probably the biggest threat to life that most people face at work. It can lead to immense damage, serious injuries, and death. In the real world, there is an assumption that “fires” are unpredictable and that they must be dealt with immediately. However, it is critically important to minimize the risk of fire in the workplace and to make sure every employer and employee is aware of appropriate actions to be taken in the event of a fire. Due to the present demand of raising awareness to protect people, property and businesses from fire and its consequences, BKMEA has set up the competent cell “Fire Safety Cell’. Fire Safety Cell of BKMEA was established on 1st August in 2009. With qualified and experienced trainers aided by necessary technical support, today the cell is working relentlessly to help BKMEA member factories in their initiatives to prevent fire-related accidents. BKMEA Fire Safety Cell team is continuing their effective activities since its inception.

Organogram of Fire Safety Cell