ARLINGTON, Va. — December 4, 2012 — Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP), in
partnership with Accordia Global Compliance Group and in collaboration with several Pakistani trade
bodies, will offer 5 fire safety training courses in Karachi and Lahore during December 2012.
This will mark the first time that an international training workshop addressing the crucial
industrial needs of fire safety and risk assessment is being organized in Pakistan by WRAP. These
courses will be highly beneficial to the industry by providing essential education on creating safe
working conditions in export-oriented production units.
The sessions will focus on fire prevention and will cover a range of topics including
Pakistani fire laws, fire safety protection, fire spread combustion, routine fire prevention
measures, effective response during fire, and risk assessment. Instructions on how to formulate an
evacuation plan will also be included, along with practical fire-fighting demonstrations and an
introduction to the internationally-practiced “5 Step Risk Assessment Process.”
“We have seen a lot of positive results with the fire safety training we developed for
Bangladesh and are looking forward to launching this highly successful course in Pakistan. The
recent tragic fires in the region serve as sad reminders of how critical this issue is. WRAP is
dedicated to promoting safe, lawful, humane, and ethical manufacturing and to helping factories
prevent such tragedies from occurring,” said Avedis Seferian, WRAP’s President CEO.
The day-long courses will be held in Karachi on December 17, 19, 20 and 22 and in Lahore on
December 18. Registration details can be found at www.wrapcompliance.org/pakistanfiretraining.
Posted December 4, 2012