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Date

04-Jun-2018 STRUCTURAL & BUILDING SAFETY

Bangladesh Accord Remediation Summary of Actions Required

Factory Name & Address Alamode Apparels Ltd., 12/13 BSCIC I/A, Kalurghat, Chandgaon Chittagong, Chittagong, Chittagong
Date of Inspection by Accord 20-Mar-2014
Accord Rating
Finance Plan Agreed Yes

Comments from
Item No Accord Inspection Observation Accord Action Plan Final Action Plan Final Timeline Accord Accord Timeline Progress Status

1 Highly stressed columns. • Only lightweight operations (max. Accord verified this issue and found 28/01/2016 On 28/01/2016: Priority 1 Corrected
100kg/m² - 1kPa) or access ways / corrected. Shaded zones for (Immediate -
escape routes are permitted in all levels were Now)
shaded zones at all levels. No storage found within 1kpa
allowed. loading. But some
possibility of
overloading was
noted during
follow up for
2 Highly stressed columns. • Verify insitu concrete stresses by Corrected. 15/11/2015 On
these30/05/2016:
zones(3F Priority 1 Corrected
cores (100mm diameter) at min. 4 DEA Approved by Alliance on 15th Factory
packing/store (Immediate -
no. non-critical columns on ground Nov-2015 management
room adjacentgot Now)
floor. their DEA 3F
cantilever,
approval
store racks from
were
ALLIANCE on
placed in column
15/11/2015.
shaded zone So in
this
frontissue
of liftwill be
core-
corrected.
possibility of
3 Highly stressed columns. • Detail Engineering Assessment to Accord verified this issue and found 28/01/2016 On 30/05/2016:
10.08.2016:
overloading). Priority 1 Corrected
be commenced immediately, see corrected. Loading
corrected was
On 30/05/2016:in (Immediate -
attached scope. found
previous.
Correctedsatisfctory
; found Now)
during
On
same ininspection.
10/01/2017:
current.
Load plan found
Corrected
on 10.08.2016: in
posted
previous
corrected &follow
as
maintained
previous . in
up.
each floor except
On 10/01/2017:
3rd floor packing
19/9/2017:Correct
Corrected in
section
ed (>2kpa).
in previous
previous follow
Factory
follow
up. up
management
inspection.
On told
they will take
19/9/2017:Correct
proper initiative to
ed in previous
reduce
follow up loading
from packing
inspection.
section.
Corrected . in
On 10.08.2016:
previous follow up
corrected
inspection.Thisin
previous.
issue is covered
On
under10/01/2017:
DEA. DEA of
Corrected
the factoryinhas
preious follow up.
been reviewed
4 Highly stressed columns. • Produce and actively manage a Corrected. 15/11/2015 On 30/05/2016: Priority 2 Corrected
loading plan for all floor plates within Loading was (within 6-weeks)
the factory giving consideration to found satisfctory
floor capacity and column capacity. during inspection.
Load plan found
posted &
maintained in
each floor except
3rd floor packing
5 Highly stressed columns. • Detail Engineering Assessment to Corrected. 15/11/2015 On 30/05/2016:
section (>2kpa). Priority 2 Corrected
be completed DEA Approved by Alliance on 15th Corrected;
Factory Factory (within 6-weeks)
Nov-2015 management got told
their DEAtake
they will
approval from to
proper initiative
ALLIANCE
reduce loading on
15/11/2015.
from packingSo
this issue will be
section.
corrected
On 10.08.16: No
6 Highly stressed columns. • Reduce dead load / live load or Corrected 15/11/2015 On 30/05/2016:
10.08.2016:
overloading was Priority 3 Corrected
carry out strengthening as required. Corrected;
corrected
seen,Loadin plan (within 6-months)
Loading
previous.
was found. was
found
On satisfactory
10/01/2017:
Factory was seen
during
Corrected
maintaininginspection.
in 42psf
Factory
previous
load planfollow in each
management
up.
floor.
already reduced
On 10/01/2017:
some load.inLoad
19/9/2017:Correct
Corrected
7 High loadings on slab. • Extent of floor build-up and Corrected. 15/11/2015 On
plan
ed 30/05/2016:
in was
previous found up Priority 2
previous
follow Corrected
partition walls and their respective DEA Approved by Alliance on 15th Corrected;
prepared
follow
and found up &same.Factory (within 6-weeks)
loads onto the slab to be surveyed / Nov-2015 management
posted
inspection.
On to eachgot
identified and compared against the their
floor. DEA
Load
19/9/2017:Correct
capacity of floor slab which will be approval
marking
ed in previousfrom
also
assessed as part of Detail Engineering ALLIANCE
observed
follow up during on
Assessment (Refer to Item 1) 15/11/2015.So
inspection. During
this issue will
Factory
inspection be
load
corrected.
management
plan was found goton
8 High loadings on slab. • Reduce dead load / live load or Corrected. 15/11/2015 On
.On
their
each 30/05/2016:
floor and no Priority 3
10.08.2016:
DEA Corrected
carry out strengthening of floor slab DEA Approved by Alliance on 15th Corrected;
corrected
approval
overloading inFactory
from was (within 6-months)
as required. Nov-2015 management
previous.
ALLIANCE
seen. got
their
On DEA
on 10/01/2017:
approval
Corrected
15/11/2015.No fromin
ALLIANCE
previous
rectification onis up
follow
15/11/2015.No
and foundSo
required. same
this .
rectification
issue will be is
On
required.
corrected.So this
19/9/2017:Correct
9 Unused lift shaft – lack of • Should be kept unused. Accord verified this issue and found 03/07/2015 On
issue
ed
On in28/01/2016:
will be
previous It Priority 1 Corrected
information. corrected. was found
corrected.
follow up
10.08.2016:correc (Immediate -
unused.
On OnThis Now)
ted 10.08.2016:
inspection.
in previous
30/05/2016:
corrected
issue insame.
is covered
and found
Corrected;
previous.
under DEA.found
On 10/01/2017: DEA of
same
On
the in current.
10/01/2017:
factory
Corrected inhas
On
been 10.08.2016:
Corrected
previousreviewed in up
follow
corrected
previous
foundfollow
and accepted insame.
byup
previous.
and
On foundon
ALLIANCE same.
15th
On 10/01/2017:
November,
19/9/2017:Correct 2015.
Corrected
19/9/2017:Correct
ed in previous in
previous
ed upfollow
in previous
follow
up.
follow up During
inspection.
On
inspection.
inspection
19/9/2017:Correct
overloading was
10 Unused lift shaft – lack of • As part of Detail Engineering Corrected. 15/11/2015 On 30/05/2016: Priority 2 Corrected
information. Assessment (refer to Item 1), Building DEA Approved by Alliance on 15th Corrected; Factory (within 6-weeks)
Engineer to commence re-survey of Nov-2015 management got
as-built structure and check their DEA
foundation for the unused lift shaft. approval from
ALLIANCE on
15/11/2015.So
this issue will be
corrected. .
11 Unused lift shaft – lack of • Take actions as required by the Corrected. 15/11/2015 On 30/05/2016:
10.08.2016: Priority 3 Corrected
information. results of the Detail Engineering DEA Approved by Alliance on 15th Corrected;
corrected inFactory (within 6-months)
Assessment. Nov-2015 management
previous. got
their DEA
On 10/01/2017:
approval
Correctedfrom in
ALLIANCE
previous followon
15/11/2015.So
up.
this
On issue will be
corrected.
19/9/2017:Correct
12 Cantilever loading. • Remove storage from cantilever Accord verified this issue and found 03/07/2015 On
ed in28/01/2016:
10.08.2016:
previous Priority 1 Corrected
slabs. corrected. This issue
corrected
follow up inwas (Immediate -
found
previous.
inspection. Now)
corrected(<1kpa).
On 10/01/2017:
Cantilevers
Corrected inwere
found
previous without
followany
loading.
up. But some
possibility
On of
overloading
19/9/2017:Correct was
13 Cantilever loading. • Create controlled loading plans for Accord verified this issue and found 28/01/2016 On
also
ed in28/01/2016:
noted.
previous On Priority 2 Corrected
all floors designating where storage corrected. As per up
30/05/2016:
follow consultant (within 6-weeks)
can / cannot be placed along provided
Corrected;
inspection. loadfound
cantilevering edges. plan
samewhich is
in current.
posted on factory
On 10.08.2016:
floors,
corrected floor
in
capacity
previous.was 2kpa
typically
On 10/01/2017:&
cantilevers
Corrected inwere
14 Cantilever loading. • Provide calculations showing the Corrected. 15/11/2015 On
found30/05/2016:
previous free of
follow Priority 2 Corrected
structural adequacy of the cantilever DEA Approved by Alliance on 15th Corrected;
storage/any
up. No Factory (within 6-weeks)
slab, taking into account the loading Nov-2015 management
loading
overloading got
physically.
was
plans, facade and all built structure, their DEA
On 30/05/2016:
seen uring
including additions beyond the approval
Corrected;
inspection. fromfound
original ALLIANCE
same
Factory in wason
current.
design, as part of Detail Engineering 15/11/2015.So
On 10.08.2016:
maintaining
Assessment (refer to Item this issue will
corrected
approved in be
load
corrected.
previous.
plan.
15 Cantilever loading. • Reduce live load or carry out Corrected 15/11/2015 On
On 30/05/2016:
10/01/2017: Priority 3
10.08.2016: Corrected
strengthening as required. Corrected;
corrected
Corrected inFactory (within 6-months)
in
19/9/2017:Correct
management
previous.
previous
ed in previousfollow got
up
their
On
and
follow DEA
10/01/2017:
found
up same.
approval
Corrected
On
inspection. from
inIn
ALLIANCE
previous on
cantiliverfollow
19/9/2017:Correct
portion
15/11/2015.No
up.
ed in previous
loading was not
rectification
seen. up is
On
follow
required. SoDuring
19/9/2017:Correct
inspection. this
issue
ed will beload
in previous
inspection
corrected.
follow
plan was upfound on
On 10.08.2016:
inspection.
each floor and no
corrected
overloading in was
previous.
seen.
On 10/01/2017:
16 Additional RC structure over part of • Provide calculations showing the Corrected. 15/11/2015 On 30/05/2016: Priority 2 Corrected
roof. structural adequacy of the roof, DEA Approved by Alliance on 15th Corrected; Factory (within 6-weeks)
columns underneath to carry the Nov-2015 management got
extra loading as part of the Detail their DEA
Engineering Assessment (refer to approval from
Item 1). ALLIANCE on
15/11/2015.No
rectification is
required. So this
17 Additional RC structure over part of • Remove additional RC structure if Corrected. 15/11/2015 On 30/05/2016:
issue will be Priority 3 Corrected
roof. required. DEA Approved by Alliance on 15th Corrected;
corrected. Factory (within 6 -
Nov-2015 management
On 10.08.2016: got Months)
their DEA in
corrected
approval
previous.from
ALLIANCE on
On 10/01/2017:
15/11/2015.No
Corrected in
rectification
previous follow is
required.
up. So this
18 1st • Provide temporary propping to Accord verified this issue and found 03/07/2015 On 28/01/2016:
issue will be Priority 1 Corrected
floor lintel beam. lintel. corrected. Corrected
corrected. in
19/9/2017:Correct (Immediate -
earlier
On follow up. Now)
10.08.2016:
ed in previous
On 30/05/2016:
corrected
follow up in
Corrected;
inspection. found
previous.
same in current.
On 10/01/2017:
On 10.08.2016:
Corrected in
corrected in
previous follow up
previous
and found. same.
19 1st Restore lintel beam Accord verified this issue and found 03/07/2015 On 28/01/2016:
10/01/2017: Priority 2 Corrected
floor lintel beam. corrected. Corrected in
19/9/2017:Correct (within 6-weeks)
earlier
previousfollow
follow
ed in previous up.
On 30/05/2016:
up.
follow up
Corrected;
inspection. found
On
same in current.
19/9/2017:Correct
On 10.08.2016:
ed in previous
corrected
follow up in
previous
inspection..
20 Inaccurate structural drawings. • Provide calculations showing the Corrected. 15/11/2015 On 30/05/2016:
10/01/2017: Priority 2 Corrected
structural adequacy of the building DEA Approved by Alliance on 15th Corrected;
Corrected inFactory (within 6-weeks)
taking into account the eccentricity of Nov-2015 management
previous follow got
the beam- column connection as part their
up. DEA
of the Detail Engineering Assessment approval
On from
(refer to Item 1). ALLIANCE on
19/9/2017:Correct
15/11/2015.No
ed in previous
rectification
follow up is
required.
inspection. So this
21 Structural drawings provided were • As part of Detail Engineering Corrected. 15/11/2015 On 30/05/2016:
issue will be Priority 1 Corrected
incomplete and do not represent the Assessment (refer to Item 1), DEA Approved by Alliance on 15th Corrected;
corrected. Factory (Immediate -
as-constructed building structure Building Engineer to commence re- Nov-2015 management
On 10.08.2016: got Now)
survey of as-built structure and their DEA in
corrected
update drawings including a approval
previous.from
verification of the column sizes, lift ALLIANCE on
On 10/01/2017:
shaft, beam-column connection etc. 15/11/2015.No
Corrected in
rectification
previous follow is
required.
up. So this
issue
On will be
corrected.
19/9/2017:Correct
On 10.08.2016:
ed in previous
corrected
follow up in
previous.
inspection.
On 10/01/2017:
22 Structural drawings provided were • Complete as-built survey and Detail Corrected. 15/11/2015 On 30/05/2016: Priority 2 Corrected
incomplete and do not represent the Engineering Assessment DEA Approved by Alliance on 15th Corrected; Factory (within 6-weeks)
as-constructed building structure Nov-2015 management got
their DEA
approval from
ALLIANCE on
15/11/2015.No
rectification is
required. So this
23 Structural drawings provided were • Produce and actively manage a Corrected 15/11/2015 On
issue30/05/2016:
will be Priority 2 Corrected
incomplete and do not represent the loading plan for all floors within the Corrected;
corrected. (within 6-weeks)
as-constructed building structure Factory giving consideration to floor Loading
On 10.08.2016:was
capacity and column capacity. (Refer found
corrected satisfactory
in
to Item 1) during
previous. inspection.
Factory
On 10/01/2017:
management
Corrected in
already
previousreduced
follow
some
up. Asload.
built Load
24 Structural drawings provided were • Continue to implement load plan Corrected 15/11/2015 On
plan 30/05/2016:
drawing waswas found Priority 3 Corrected
incomplete and do not represent the Corrected;
prepared
found during & (within 6-months)
as-constructed building structure Loading
posted
inspection. towaseach
found
floor.
On Load satisfactory
during
marking inspection.
also
19/9/2017:Correct
Factory
observed
ed in previous during
management
inspection.
follow up
already
Factory
inspection. reduced
some load. Load
management got
25 New findings : Uncontrolled Management of loading with Corrected 15/11/2015 On
plan
their30/05/2016:
was
DEAfound Corrected
Localised Loadings in control regarding area wise, Loading
approvalwas
prepared &
from
suspended floors and in height wise and material found
posted
ALLIANCE satisfctory
to each
marked portion of restricted wise and regular during
floor.
on Load inspection.
loading areas engineering monitoring on it Load
marking planalso
15/11/2015.No found
is required. posted
observed & during
rectification is
maintained
required. Sointhis
inspection.
each
issue floor
Factory will be except
3rd floor packing
management
corrected. got
26 New findings: Several Investigate the causes of Accord verified this issue and found 28/01/2016 On
On 28/01/2016:
section
their DEA (>2kpa).
10.08.2016: Corrected
damage/crack to structure damage/cracks and monitor corrected. They
Factory
approvalwerefrom
corrected i found
n
(concrete & brickwork) if it goes through concrete corrected
previous . as per
management
ALLIANCE told
and repair them accordingly regular
they
on will take
On 15/11/2015.No
10/01/2017:
maintenance
proper initiative
rectification
Corrected in is to
program
reduce by
previousloading
required. So this
follow
factory.
from
issue
up. No packing
will be
On 30/05/2016:
section.
corrected.
overloading was
Corrected;
On10.08.2016:
On
seen. 10.08.2016: found
27 New findings: Dampening to Monitor it and repair Accord verified this issue and found 28/01/2016 On
same
No 28/01/2016:
in current.
On overloading
corrected in Corrected
structure accordingly corrected. They
On
was were
10.08.2016:
seen.
previous found
. Also
19/9/2017:Correct no
corrected
uncontrolled
On
ed in10/01/2017:
previous as
in per
regular
previous.
loading
Load
followplanup was was
maintenance
On
seen.10/01/2017:
observed.No Factory
inspection. Load
program
was was by
Corrected
plan seen
overloading in was
found
factory.
previous
maintaining
observed. On
follow
during inspection. up
42 psf
30/05/2016:
and
On found
load every same.area of
Corrected;
On
the floor. found
19/9/2017:Correct
same
On
ed in in current.
19/9/2017:Correct
10/01/2017:
previous
On
ed
No 10.08.2016:
in previous
localised
follow up
corrected
follow
loading up
inspection. was inLoad
seen.
previous.
inspection.
Loading
plan waswas foundNoseen
On
crack10/01/2017:
was
maintained
during found
as per
inspection.
Corrected
during
accepted in
inspection.
loading
Date
04-Jun-2018 FIRE SAFETY

Bangladesh Accord Remediation Summary of Actions Required

Factory Name & Address Alamode Apparels Ltd., 12/13 BSCIC I/A, Kalurghat, Chandgaon Chittagong, Chittagong, Chittagong
Date of Inspection by Accord 7-May-2014
Accord Rating
Finance Plan Agreed Yes

Comments from
Item No Accord Inspection Observation Accord Action Plan Final Action Plan Final Timeline Accord Accord Timeline Progress Status

1 The generator and transformer room Separate the generator and Corrected. 20/02/2017 On 28/01/2016: Within 3 months Corrected
located at the to the rear the ground transformer room by a Partially
floor is not separated by fire-rated minimum 2-hr fire-rated corrected. Factory
construction (openings, non-rated construction. Seal and/ or protected has completed
doors, penetrations) all identified all openings to maintain the required civil work and
and open to current main exit fire separations confirms that they
discharge. will install
authentic fire
rated door within
2 The exit stairs are not separated Provide minimum 1.5-hr fire rated Accord verified this issue and found 15/04/2016 On 28/01/2016: Within 3 months
committed Corrected
from work areas on each floor by doors and seal all unprotected corrected. Factory
timeline.should
fire-rated construction on the East openings to separate the exit stairs install door
Final CAP
most stairwell. from work areas and other building coordinator in
Timeline: Expired.
spaces on all floor levels. Ensure that double
Committed leaf fire
the fire doors are self-closing and doors andWithin
Timeline:
positive latching and that they are magnetic door
April 15, 2016.
provided with fire exit (panic) holder should be
On 10/08/2016:
hardware where serving production interface
Transformer withroomfire
3 Unsealed penetrations and openings Provide
floors. Ifafire
minimum 2-hr
doors are fire- rated
required to be Accord verified this issue and found 28/01/2015 On
alarm28/01/2016:
controlby
is separated Within 3 months Corrected
are located in the fire-rated floor shaft to separate
held open the utility
for functional risers
reasons, corrected. Corrected.
panel at required
fire rated
/ceiling assemblies between the first from each
provide floor level.
automatic- closing devices On 10/08/2016:
location. Factory
construction.
and second floor electrical servicing Seal all the
tied to penetrations
fire and openings in Corrected.
management
Generator and
zones. floor/ceiling
alarm system. On 10/01/2017:
confirms
compressor thatis they
assemblies to maintain the fire Corrected.
will complete
placed in samethis
separation. On
issue
room 20/04/2017:
within
without
Corrected.
committed
separation.
On 19/09/2017:
timeline.
Factory has to
Corrected.
Final CAPthe
separate
Timeline:
generatorExpired.
and
On 05/03/2018:
Committed
compressor by
Corrected.
Timeline: Civil
rated construction
work
wall. and fire door
installation
On 10/01/2017: within
April 15, 2016.
Transformer room
On 10/08/2016:
is separated by
Corrected.
fire rated
On 10/01/2017:
construction.
Corrected.
Factory hasNote:
There
startedare 4 no's
civil work
EM door holders
to separate the
under repairment,
Generator and
4 Unsealed penetrations and openings Seal all penetrations and openings in Accord verified this issue and found 07/03/2014 On 28/01/2016: Within 3 months Corrected
are located in the East most exit stair exit stair corrected. Corrected.
enclosures at ground/First floors. enclosure walls to maintain the fire On 10/08/2016:
separation. Corrected.
On 10/01/2017:
Corrected.
On 20/04/2017:
Corrected.
On 19/09/2017:
5 Egress doors / gates with locking Remove locking features from all Accord verified this issue and found 07/03/2014 On 28/01/2016: Immediate
Corrected. Corrected
features are provided at building egress doors / gates. corrected. Corrected.
exits and exit stairs throughout the If locks are required for security On 10/08/2016:
05/03/2018:
East stairwell and storage areas. reasons, utilize Corrected.
All gates/doors were open and special door locking features On 10/01/2017:
unlocked during the inspection. complying with NFPA 101. Corrected.
On 20/04/2017:
Corrected.
On 19/09/2017:
6 Storage such as trash cans was Remove all storage from exit stairs Accord verified this issue and found 07/03/2014 On 28/01/2016:
Corrected as per Immediate Corrected
located in both exit stairs. and egress paths. corrected. Corrected.
site observations.
On 10/08/2016:
Corrected.
On 05/03/2018:
On 10/01/2017:
Corrected.
Corrected.
On 20/04/2017:
Corrected.
On 19/09/2017:
7 Collapsible gates /sliding doors are Replace all gates / sliding doors along Accord verified this issue and found 07/03/2014 On 28/01/2016:
Corrected as per Within 1 months Corrected
provided at building exits, exit stairs the means of egress with side- corrected. Corrected.
site observations.
and storage areas. hinged, swinging egress doors. On 10/08/2016:
If locks are required for security Corrected.
On 05/03/2018:
reasons, utilize On 10/01/2017:
Corrected.
special door locking features Corrected.
complying with NFPA 101. On 20/04/2017:
Corrected.
On 19/09/2017:
8 The fire alarm system is antiquated, Alter the fire alarm system in We have completed installation and 15/06/2016 On 28/01/2016:
Corrected as per Design within 4 Corrected
not a listed system, and does not accordance with NFPA 72 now waiting for Accord verification. Partially
site observations. months,
provide alarm and notification requirements. corrected. install within 9
features consistent with acceptable Reviewed
On 05/03/2018:drawing months
standards. from Accord was
Corrected.
available during
2nd follow-up
inspection.
Installation was
9 Inspection, testing, and maintenance Inspect, test and maintain the fire Corrected. 15/04/2016 On 28/01/2016:
almost completed. Within 3 months Corrected
records for the fire alarm system alarm system, and keep written Factory
Fire doors, HVAC
were not in accordance with NFPA 72 records on-site, in accordance with management
system, fire pump
requirements. NFPA 72. confirms that they
controls should be
will inspect,with
interfaced test
and
FACPmaintain
if applicable.
when
Factorythe newtofire
have
alarm system will
prove whether the
be installed
installed firewithin
alarm
committed
cable has been
timeline.
certified by any
Final
third CAP
party or not.
Timeline: Expired.
(Commissioning of
Committed
the system in-
Timeline:
front of April 15,
10 Manual on-off switch is provided for Remove manual on/off switches from Accord verified this issue and found 07/03/2014 On 28/01/2016: Within 1 months Corrected
emergency lighting / exit signage emergency corrected. Corrected.
units throughout the factory lighting / exit signage units to prevent On 10/08/2016:
buildings premises. them from being switched off. Corrected.
On 10/01/2017:
Corrected.
On 20/04/2017:
Corrected.
On 19/09/2017:
11 Inspection, testing, and maintenance Inspect, test and maintain the Accord verified this issue and found 28/01/2015 On 28/01/2016: Within 3 months
Corrected. Corrected
for the emergency lighting system emergency lighting system in corrected. Corrected.
was not in accordance with The accordance with The ACCORD On 10/08/2016:
05/03/2018:
ACCORD standard. standard. Keep written records on- Corrected.
site. On 10/01/2017:
Corrected.
On 20/04/2017:
Corrected.
On 19/09/2017:
12 New Findings: IPS is located north- emove IPS from exit stair enclosure. Accord verified this issue and found 28/01/2015 On 28/01/2016: Within 1 month
Corrected. Corrected
east exit stair enclosure on ground Or corrected. Corrected.
floor. Separate the IPS by a minimum 2 On 10/08/2016:
05/03/2018:
hour fire rated construction. Seal Corrected.
and / or protected all openings to On 10/01/2017:
maintain the required fire separation. Corrected.
On 20/04/2017:
Corrected.
On 19/09/2017:
13 New Finding: The building has Provide standpipe system as per We have completed installation and 27/12/2016 On 10/08/2016: Design: Within 2
Corrected. Corrected
occupiable floor greater than 10 NFPA14. now waiting for Accord verification. The design of months; Install:
meter (33 feet) and its not provided standpipe system Within 6 months
On 05/03/2018:
with standpipe system as per has reviewed by
Corrected.
NFPA14. ACCORD and
installation work is
going on. Factory
management
ensures that
14 New Finding (3rd follow-up on Provide floor and stair designation Accord verified this issue and found 20/08/2016 On 10/01/2017: Immediate
standpipe Corrected
10/08/2016): Building did not have signs and occupant load signs at corrected. Corrected.
installation work
floor and stair designation signs and required locations. On
will20/04/2017:
be completed
occupant load posting signs at Corrected.
within 10th
required locations. On 19/09/2017:
September 2016.
Corrected.
On 10/01/2017:
The design of
On 05/03/2018:
standpipe system
Corrected.
has reviewed by
15 New Finding (3rd follow-up on Test the emergency lighting system Accord verified this issue and found 15/11/2016 On 10/01/2017:
ACCORD and Within 1 month Corrected
10/08/2016): Based on the number on each floor and provide additional corrected. Corrected.
installation work is
and location of emergency lights emergency fixtures to provide On 20/04/2017:
completed.
observed, adequate illumination adequate illumination along the Corrected.
Factory has to
levels are not anticipated along means of egress. Provide a minimum On 19/09/2017:
provide all the
egress routes. Location: All floors, illumination of 10 lux at the floor Corrected.
certificates of fire
egress paths and exit stairs. level within exit stairs and exit pump sets and
discharge paths and minimum 2.5 lux On 05/03/2018:
standpipe
along exit access aisles. Corrected.
equipment's to
Accord for review.
On 20/04/2017:
Corrected.
On 19/09/2017:
Corrected.
16 New Finding (5th Follow-up): Manual Remove manual on/off switches from Corrected. 10/05/2017 On 19/09/2017: Within 2 weeks Corrected
on-off switch is provided for [emergency lighting /exit signage] Corrected.
emergency lighting units. Also some units to prevent them from being
emergency lighting did not function switched off. Regularly test the On 05/03/2018:
in test mode (burned out, broken, emergency lighting system on each Corrected.
etc.). floor and replace/repair lights as
needed.

17 New Finding (7th Follow-up): Fire Rearrange the fire pump system with As per Accord Negative Suction 07/06/2018 Within 3 months In Progress
pump did not install as per NFPA 20 listed equipment in accordance with report we will do modification work.
& ACCORD standard 5.5.The fire NFPA 14, 20,22,25 & Accord standard But it is time consuming work so we
pumps take negative suction. During 5. need more time, upto 30-11-18.
performance test, require pressure &
flow was not found as per NFPA 20.
Discrepancy such as Suction valves,
Y-strainer, NRV for DP, EP & FDC
connection are not certified by
authentic third-party. Fire pump
suction & riser valves are not
supervised or monitored by FACP
according to NFPA 20 & 72. The fuel
tank is 200 L (50 gallons) which is
insufficient (The fire pump is 145 HP
& requires a 145 gallons minimum
tank capacity) & also fuel line is
flexible pipe .There is no water tank
level gauge.
Date
04-Jun-2018 ELECTRICAL SAFETY

Bangladesh Accord Remediation Summary of Actions Required

Factory Name & Address Alamode Apparels Ltd., 12/13 BSCIC I/A, Kalurghat, Chandgaon Chittagong, Chittagong, Chittagong
Date of Inspection by Accord 7-May-2014
Accord Rating
Finance Plan Agreed Yes

Comments from
Item No Accord Inspection Observation Accord Action Plan Final Action Plan Final Timeline Accord Accord Timeline Progress Status

1 HT cable laid directly on concrete Cables on floor shall be laid within This issue verified by Accord and 28/01/2016 On 10/08/16: It 6 Months Corrected
floor. the found Corrected. had been verified
cable trench. at 2nd follow up
inspection.

2 Overhead service lines are not Overhead cables shall be firmly This issue verified by Accord and 07/03/2015 On 28/01/16: This 6 Months Corrected
supported. fastened at both found Corrected. issue is corrected
ends. at 1st Follow up.

3 Flexible PVC conduits used for The cables shall be supported on This issue verified by Accord and 07/03/2015 On 28/01/16: This 6 Months Corrected
service cable protection. cable trays and additionally found Corrected. issue is corrected
protected. Flexible PVC conduit is not at 1st Follow up.
adequate for protection.
4 Transformer room is congested Transformer room shall be This issue verified by Accord and 28/01/2016 On 28/01/16: New 9 Months Corrected
rearranged or some found Corrected. construction has
of the panels shall be relocated to been done for
provide substation room
adequate clearance around the to expand the
transformer. room size.
On 10/08/16: It
had been verified
at 2nd follow up
5 Transformer frame do not have Transformer frame earth shall be This issue verified by Accord and 07/03/2015 On 28/01/16: This 3 Months
inspection. Corrected
proper earth. checked and found Corrected. issue is corrected
proper earth shall be maintained. at 1st Follow up.

6 No protection between the Transformer shall be segregated from This issue verified by Accord and 07/03/2015 On 28/01/16: This 9 Months Corrected
transformer and surrounding area panels found Corrected. issue is corrected
using barrier walls. at 1st Follow up.

7 Transformer foundation plinth low. Transformer plinth shall be raised This issue verified by Accord and 07/03/2015 On 28/01/16: This 9 Months Corrected
above local found Corrected. issue is corrected
flood level. at 1st Follow up.

8 High earth loop impedance Check for loose connections and This issue verified by Accord and 07/03/2015 On 28/01/16: This 6 Months Corrected
measured. rectify as found Corrected. issue is corrected
required. at 1st Follow up.

9 The factory building(s) not installed Buildings higher than 53 m shall have Corrected. 31/03/2016 On 28/01/16: LPS 6 Months Corrected
with Lightning Protection systems. the lightning protection system LPS drawing is approved by Alliance drawing is found
installed in accordance with the local and as per drawing installation is but not installed
standards. complete. yet.
New committed
timeline is given
till 31/03/2016.
On 10/08/16:
Corrected.
10 Storage in electrical room Electrical room shall be kept neat and This issue verified by Accord and 28/01/2016 On 28/01/16: 6 Months Corrected
clean without any items other than found Corrected. Separation in
ones that are necessary for regular between electrical
operation. maintenance
room & MDB has
done by
constructing an
internal room for
MDB made of Thai
11 Cables in Electrical room not Cables shall be supported in cable This issue verified by Accord and 28/01/2016 On 28/01/16: This 6 Months
Aluminium. Corrected
supported. trays. found Corrected. issue is corrected
On 10/08/16: It
at
had1stbeen
Follow up.
verified
On 10/08/16:
at 2nd follow upIt
had been verified
inspection.
at previous follow
up inspection.

12 Office within the MDB room. The office shall not be located within This issue verified by Accord and 07/03/2015 On 28/01/16: 6 Months Corrected
the MDB room. found Corrected. Separation in
Relocate the office materials. between office &
MDB has done by
constructing an
internal room for
MDB made of Thai
Aluminium.
On 10/08/16: It
13 Panel base plates removed to allow Panel base plates shall be installed This issue verified by Accord and 07/03/2015 On
had28/01/16: This 9 Months
been verified Corrected
cable entry. and all cables found Corrected. issue
at 2ndisfollow
corrected
up
entering panel shall be firmly fixed at 1st Follow up.
inspection.
with cable
glands.

14 MDB within the maintenance room MBD shall not be located within the This issue verified by Accord and 07/03/2015 On 28/01/16: This 3 Months Corrected
maintenance room found Corrected. issue is corrected
at 1st Follow up.

15 Unsupported and unprotected The cable exiting and exiting shall be This issue verified by Accord and 07/03/2015 On 28/01/16: This 9 Months Corrected
cable entering and exiting the MDB. properly found Corrected. issue is corrected
supported and protected using cable at 1st Follow up.
trays.
16 Unprotected and unsupported cables The cable on the floor shall be This issue verified by Accord and 28/01/2016 On 28/01/16: 9 Months Corrected
lying on the floor protected and found Corrected. Temporary power
supported by either cable trench or socket is removed.
cable tray. On 10/08/16: It
had been verified
at 2nd follow up
inspection.

17 Cables entering or leaving Cable tray shall be provided to This issue verified by Accord and 07/03/2015 On 28/01/16: This 6 Months Corrected
distribution panel are not supported support found Corrected. issue is corrected
on tray/riser. and protect the power cables. at 1st Follow up.

18 Ducts not covered and cables not Ducts shall be properly covered and This issue verified by Accord and 28/01/2016 On 10/08/16: It 6 Months Corrected
arranged properly cables must found Corrected. had been verified
be arranged inside the ducts. at 2nd follow up
inspection.

19 New Finding: Change direction of such This issue verified by Accord and 28/01/2016 On 28/01/16: 6 Months Corrected
Foreign utility(Sanitary Pipe) is utilities, so that they are not routed found Corrected. Sanitary pipe is
routed through the generator room. through the properly covered
substation room. by GCI sheet.
On 10/08/16: It
had been verified
at 2nd follow up
inspection.
20 New Finding: Thermo graphic scanning for the This issue verified by Accord and 28/01/2016 On 10/08/16: It 3 Months Corrected
Thermo graphic scanning of the entire electrical system must be found Corrected. had been verified
entire electrical system has not been performed on a bi-annual basis and at 2nd follow up
tested and recorded. recorded inspection.

21 New Finding: Existing cables with joints must be This issue verified by Accord and 28/01/2016 On 28/01/16: 3 Months Corrected
Cables in service are joined spliced using butt splicing kits and found Corrected. Maximum cable
(splicing) between terminations. then should be insulated with joints are
electrical tapes. Joints must be removed &
supported and protected. existing's are done
according to
standard
procedure.
On 10/08/16: It
had been verified
at 2nd follow up
inspection.
22 New Finding: Large exhaust fans must be This issue verified by Accord and 28/01/2016 On 10/08/16: It 3 Months Corrected
Exhaust fans floors are directly connected through control device found Corrected. had been verified
controlled by MCB. such that it will not restart at 2nd follow up
automatically when power is inspection.
restored. The exhaust fans should be
controlled by Direct-On-Line (DOL)
switch.

23 New Finding: Terminate each power cable at single This issue verified by Accord and 28/01/2016 On 10/08/16: It 1 Month Corrected
Multiple cables terminated at Bus terminal and use proper sized cable found Corrected. had been verified
bar. lug. Multiple cables termination is at 2nd follow up
allowed if all are soldered properly inspection.
and powering to a single circuit.

24 New Finding: Ensure CPC (Circuit Protective This issue verified by Accord and 28/01/2016 On 10/08/16: It 1 Month Corrected
Metal water pipe is not connected Conductor) bonding for all metal lines found Corrected. had been verified
with main earth. and structure where there is risk of at 2nd follow up
getting electrocuted. inspection.

25 New Finding: Amend Electrical SLD properly. Corrected. 31/03/2016 On 28/01/16: SLD 2 Months Corrected
Electrical Single Line Diagram (SLD) is Mention all the modification there as is not amended
not amended properly. present in the factory. properly. New
committed
timeline is given
till 31/03/2016.
On 10/08/16: SLD
is reviewed by
Alliance. But
26 New Finding: Maintenance in charge/Safety officer This issue verified by Accord and 28/01/2016 On 10/08/16:
updated It 2 Months
SLD does Corrected
Maintenance record doesn’t reflect should check the record with found Corrected. had been verified
not reflect all
with house keeping. housekeeping. at 2nd follow up
modification.
inspection.
On 10/01/2017:
Corrected.

27 New Finding: Safety program is Electrical safety training and Corrected. 15/10/2015 On 10/08/16: Still 1 Month Corrected
initiated but has no influence. awareness program for the electrical not corrected
personal and workers must be comments of 2nd
conducted and recorded. After the follow up is not
training, there should be exam to followed.
evaluate the influence of the training Additionally
program. training materials
are repetitive &
not developed.
On 28/01/16:
Electrical safety
training report is
found but topic is
not electrical
safety related.
28 New Finding: Arrange periodic inspection & we are periodically inspecting and 20/09/2016 On 10/01/2017: 1 Month Corrected
Thermo graphic inspection record is thermal scan at least twice in a year conducting thermal scan and taking Corrected.
outdated and hot spots at to identify the overloading, loose action accordingly.
terminations inside panel. connection, unbalanced load which
may cause the excessive heat-rise
and take action accordingly. However,
immediately correct such points.

29 New Finding: Clean all the cable Corrected. 20/10/2016 On 10/01/2017: 1 Month Corrected
Cable duct/ channels/ trench are channels/ducts/trench; then seal Corrected.
filled with fluffs (Lint/ dust). them.

30 New Finding: Seal each distribution board's Corrected. 20/10/2016 On 10/01/2017: 2 Months Corrected
Distribution Board's top/ bottom is top/bottom; and use cable glands Corrected.
left open (typical issue) holding/supporting cables.

31 New Finding: Joints of cable shall be avoided. For Corrected. 20/09/2016 On 10/01/2017: 1 Month Corrected
Cables in service are joined unavoidable cases, existing cables Corrected.
(splicing) between terminations. with joints must be spliced using butt
splicing kits and then should be
insulated with electrical tapes. Joints
must be supported and protected.

32 New Finding: Replace brick support and it is Corrected. 20/09/2016 On 10/01/2017: 1 Month Corrected
Brick supports are used for motors. preferable to fix each rotation devices Corrected.
with proper base.

33 New Finding: Avoid power cable bending in Corrected. 20/11/2016 On 27/10/2016: 2 Months Corrected
Power cables are bent excessively electrical system; in unavoidable case The timeline
bend cables without any stress but extended from
not less than 135 degree. 20/10/2016 to
20/11/2016.
On 10/01/2017:
Corrected.
34 New Finding: Re-wireable fuse must not be used; Corrected. 20/03/2017 On 20/04/2017: 2 Months Corrected
Rewireable fuse (cutout fuse) used MCB/ MCCB must be used for Corrected.
for circuit protection. protection.

35 New Finding : LPS is not maintained LPS shall be maintained regularly for Corrected. 30/10/2017 On 05/03/2018: 1 Month Corrected
regularly. Bimetalic connector is loosened joints, damage/ broken air Corrected.
mising terminals and bonding.

36 New Finding : Each electrical distribution Corrected. 30/10/2017 On 05/03/2018: 1 Month Corrected
Panel/ Distribution boxes are board/panel must be easily Corrected.
inaccessible or cannot be opened to accessible. In case of height its top
perform any maintenance work. shall not be higher than 2m from
base; and door opening shall be at
least 90 degree.

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