Awareness campaign on fire-prevention, safety launched

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Zubair Qureshi

A campaign calling for adherence to fire-prevention and safety measures at the workplace was launched by the German Agency for International Cooperation on Thursday with the collaboration of the Labour & Human Resource Department the government of Punjab.

An awareness campaign on fire-prevention and safety was launched during “Strategic Dialogue on Promotion of Sustainable Textiles” Textile Industry Sustainability Forum to educate the workforce regarding taking preventive and curative measures to prevent fire incidents and to raise awareness of the various occupational and safety hazards in the workplace.

The dialogue attended by representatives from the public and private sectors, was followed by the launch of a campaign on Fire Prevention and Fire Safety.

The event also featured a skit in order to raise awareness of the various occupational and safety hazards in the workplace.

Speaking on the occasion Secretary L&HRD Liaqat Ali Chatha said that such kinds of initiatives would play a pivotal role in the improvement of safety measures.

Romina Kochius Project Manager GIZ Textile Cluster said that L&HRD has made positive efforts in creating awareness regarding occupational safety and health.

Faisal Zahoor, DG Labour Welfare Punjab also addressed the participants, saying that the Labour department has in the past few years taken several initiatives to improve the working conditions of its workforce.

Working on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Development and Cooperation the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH is assisting the Government of Pakistan to build the capacity of relevant stakeholders in the field of labour standards within the textile and garment sector in Punjab.

 

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