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Authority To Check Fire Safety Requirements

“It really depends on them, the ownership is on them, but I urge them to utilise the services that are available with us particularly the commercial fire training where we can also set up their fire warnings, to ensure that the facilities are fire safe.”
18 Feb 2022 12:59
Authority To Check Fire Safety Requirements
The Yados Furniture Joinery and Upholstery Pte Ltd in Vadravadra, Ba engulfed in flames on February 16, 2022. Photo: National Fire Authority

The National Fire Authority Inspection Officers will be conducting checks on businesses fire safety compliance.

This was stated by the NFA chief executive officer, Puamau Sowane after a fire destroyed the Yado’s Furniture and Upholstery shop in Vadravadra, Ba on Wednesday, which left 15 people without jobs.

“We do understand that there’s a lot of businesses out there that are without fire compliance certificates; we have already started, but during the COVID, we slowed down but now we are picking up on that again,” he said.

“It really depends on them, the ownership is on them, but I urge them to utilise the services that are available with us particularly the commercial fire training where we can also set up their fire warnings, to ensure that the facilities are fire safe.”

The fire:

Mr Sowane confirmed that all the 15 employees were safe.

“The Ba station received the call around 12.05pm from our Suva call centre about the fire incident and we deployed our team,” Mr Sowane said.

“The main thing in the report is that it started so quickly, they have yet to determine the cause of the fire, but as of now 15 employees are now without a job, the 15 employees all escaped injury.”

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