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The Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry in light of the recent spate of fires both in the urban and the rural areas, has come out in condemnation and is urging stakeholders to adhere to the relevant fire safety regulations.The Chamber said that it has been working closely with the Fire Advisory Board (FAB) and the Guyana Fire Service (GFS) to highlight and to reinforce the importance of compliance with fire prevention and fire safety regulations.The Chamber is represented on the Fire Advisory Board by one of its Councilors, Rajendra Singh, who is the CEIO of Raj Singh Insurance Brokers and Risk Management Consultants Inc. Singh has been serving as its Chairman since July 2009.Several factors have been cited as the reasons for these fires. Some are faulty and outdated electrical wiring, overloaded electrical systems, poor storage arrangements,Cheap Jerseys From China, noncompliance with building codes, increased fire loads, insufficient fire protection systems and, generally, a casual regard for the importance of fire prevention techniques.The GCCI is urging the business community, especially, to ensure that all necessary precautionary measures are put in place in the interest of fire prevention and for the safety of lives.“Fire safety precautions and fire prevention measures are essential to prevent or reduce the likelihood of a fire that may result in death,Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping, injury, or property damage…Education and knowledge are of paramount importance and relevance in preventing widespread damage and losses to property and lives.”According to the Chamber most of the fire prevention measures that need to be implemented are of a simple and commonsense nature which, if adopted, can go a far way towards shaping a different type of culture that recognises the importance of fire safety and respects the value of lives and property.The Chamber underlined the importance of,Wholesale Jerseys NFL, firstly, recognising the value of having adequate fire preventative measures in place and then, for such occupants, ensuring that these requisite measures are fully implemented.“The Chamber would like to lend its voice towards the speedy and effective compliance by all businesses of such recommended measures which would greatly assist in improving the risks and hazards that are presented in our everyday lives such as: adhering to the building and fire codes, observing the maximum occupancy of buildings, maintaining proper fire exits and exit signage, placing and maintaining fire extinguishers and smoke detectors in easily accessible places and maintaining fire alarm systems for detection and warning of fires, training occupants of buildings on the proper use of these equipment and conducting regular fire drills.”The Chamber, last November, had collaborated with the Guyana Fire Service and the Fire Advisory Board, which was sponsored by the Hand-in-Hand Fire Insurance Co. Ltd,holesale NFL Jerseys, to host a workshop/seminar aimed at sensitising the business community on the importance of fire safety and fire prevention issues.At that forum, the Fire Service had indicated its willingness to work with the business community to ensure that all fire prevention measures are identified and complied with.In this regard, the Guyana Fire Service is willing to conduct inspections of premises free of cost as this action is specifically enshrined in the Fire Prevention Act after which they would issue fire inspection reports containing the requirements that your premises need to comply with the appropriate fire prevention standard for the respective occupancy of the premises.As such the Chamber “strongly urges that the business community to utilize this free service in order to safeguard and protect their assets whilst ensuring the safety of lives by complying with these guidelines…“It should be noted that the Fire Prevention Act recently been updated and the fines for delinquencies have been increased drastically for daily noncompliance of the Fire Service recommendations.”The Fire Service has, so far, been very lenient with the implementation of these hefty fines ranging from $15,000 to $300,000 per day for various levels of infraction.“We also welcome the government’s announcements on the establishment of new fire stations at Mahaica, this year, and Diamond,Cheap NFL Jerseys Online, at a later date.”The water supply and hydrants situation need to be addressed as a matter of greater urgency,Wholesale Jerseys, according the Chamber.
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