Active in Fire and Explosion Prevention

9:39:12 AM | 28/8/2020

Aware of the importance of fire prevention and rescue, tenants in Vinh Phuc industrial parks have actively coordinated with relevant agencies of all levels and branches to build and practice fire prevention plans for their employees.

Industrial parks store many flammable commodities and materials like electronic components, fabrics, plastic, rubber, paper, wood and foam. When these materials catch fire, without timely and proper prevention, the fire will quickly sweep through typically spacious warehouses and factories. Therefore, to ensure fire safety in industrial parks and tenants in particular, the Vinh Phuc Industrial Parks Authority has worked closely with competent authorities to strengthen fire and explosion prevention. At the same time, tenants in industrial parks have actively raised awareness of fire and explosion prevention across their factories to ensure assets and human lives.

Inspections showed that tenants basically comply with fire prevention regulations like making mandatory fire prevention management and monitoring documents, issuing regulations on fire safety compatible with their characteristic nature, quality and activity, and widely informing their employees of this issue. Companies have established and maintained grassroots fire prevention teams; communicated on fire prevention skills for grassroots firefighting teams and all employees; and invested in equipment and means of fire protection to meet fire safety requirements.

For example, Vina Korea Co., Ltd based in Khai Quang Industrial Park, places high importance on fire prevention in addition to its focus on fostering manufacturing activity and taking good care of employees’ livelihoods. Besides establishing the Fire Prevention Committee and grassroots fire prevention teams which are ready to respond to any fire incident, every day, occupational safety officers regularly check fire and explosion prevention in workshops and warehouses. They immediately remind those infringing on fire protection regulations like smoking in the factory, placing commodities close to walls or roofs that block fire extinguishers, fire hydrants and safety exits. Before leaving the workplace, factory guards and electricians check fire and explosion status, electrical network and disconnect all circuit breakers. Flashlights, exit lights, fire extinguishers, fire hydrants, fire alarms and smoke sensors are checked monthly and at random to fix any safety failure and replace mal-functional ones.

In addition, the company provides fire prevention skills to new workers before starting to work. It sticks and hangs fire protection pictures at entrances, conducts regular inspections and directly communicates on fire prevention to employees. It builds mass fire prevention movements and runs grassroots firefighting teams.

In the coming time, the Vinh Phuc Industrial Parks Authority will further urge infrastructure investors of industrial parks to establish full-time grassroots firefighting teams, actively allocate funds and equipment and means for firefighting, and ensure best response to any fire and explosion incident. It will maintain obligatory fire safety inspections to quickly detect and eliminate fire and explosion risks. At the same time, it will apply fire prevention measures like arranging goods and materials in a safe distance and strictly managing the use of fire and heat sources. Fire protection equipment meets requirements on type and quantity. The company regularly inspects and maintains fire protection equipment on site.

By Nguyet Tham, Vietnam Business Forum