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Nirapon starts journey in Bangladesh

Staff Correspondent

21 March, 2019 12:00 AM printer

With the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety winding down its operations at the end of 2018, several former Alliance members and brands committed to sustaining the culture of factory safety in Bangladesh have launched Nirapon, a locally managed organisation tasked with overseeing the ongoing safety

Nirapon will monitor the factories from which its member brands source to verify that they  continue to meet the National Action Plan harmonized standards for physical safety (structural, fire, and electrical),  have implemented standardized training programmes focused on worker safety, and continue to make the helpline service, Amader Kotha, available to their factory workers, said a press release on Wednesday.

It will serve as a single point of contact between its members and the factories on these issues and will also focus on building local capacity to manage fire and building safety to sustain the investments in worker safety that have been made to date.