KARACHI - A series of fire safety workshops and training courses offered by Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP) concluded at local hotel in Karachi. This was the first time a series of international training courses on fire safety was organized by WRAP in Pakistan, in collaboration with Accordia Global Compliance Group. Started from 17 December 2012, sessions were held in Karachi and Lahore in collaboration with SITE Association Karachi, Pakistan Readymade Garments Manufacturers & Exporters Association (PRGMEA) and Pakistan Hosiery Manufacturers Association (PHMA). Addressing the crucial industrial needs of fire safety and risk assessment within local industries, the courses covered issues related with fire safety & protection, fire spread & combustion, routine fire prevention measures, effective response during fire, risk assessment, coupled with workable models of evacuation, including fire drills and pre-planning. Offering ‘international expertise with local experience’, the course also focused on fire safety laws in Pakistan. Tailored to the specific risks and fire safety legislation in Pakistan, WRAP’s international fire safety courses introduced an internationally-practiced ‘5 Steps Risk Assessment Process’.Speaking to the audience lead trainer of the course Saifullah Khawaja, Director WRAP’s Bangladesh Liaison Office informed that within a factory premises, it’s everyone’s responsibility to be aware of do’s and don’ts of fire safety, and assuming that someone else would come to extinguish the fire is a big no-no in industrial setups. Doing the assessment too late, or tackling the fire without doing homework is one of 7 deadly sins in the workplace, and companies must utilize maximum resources for translating the assessment into a safe system of work. “A fire risk assessment is an organized and methodical look at factory premises, as there is always a likelihood that a fire could start and cause harm to those in and around the premises”.WRAP's President & CEO Avedis Seferian, and Richard Ingrao CEO Accordia Global Compliance (AGC) also addressed in the sessions through webinar arrangements. Inam ul Rehman Country Head Accordia Global Compliance Group Pakistan drew attention to the need of following modern fire safety trends and methods in the local industries.