HR compliance practice on fire safety system in Aarong
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The report is all about “HR Compliance Practice on Fire Safety & System in Aarong”. Here, the whole report has been presented as a summary. Aarong is one of the most successful handicraft product providers in Bangladesh which has started its journey in 1978 to help poor disadvantaged rural women to discover and present their hidden skills in handicraft in front of competitive world and to create a source of earning. In its journey, it has made possible to attract the customers from different backgrounds through its innovative products which are being displayed in different retail stores. Aarong maintains the adequate level of quality in every stage starting from production to delivery to hold most of the customers as much as it can. For Aarong, Porter‟s five forces has shown some results such as bargaining power of suppliers is low but in case of buyers it is moderate, threat of substitutes is moderate but low in case of new entrance it is low and for competitive rivalry it is moderate. The external analysis of PESTEL for Aarong includes- maintaining trade law to do business with UK and USA, following interest in providing loan facility to producers, coming up with different marketing strategies for different group of people, offering online shopping service to customers, finding sustainable source for product and obeying laws in terms of employment, customer rights and products safety. Another external analysis of SWOT for Aarong includes- high market share with „Zero‟ production damage from the valued workforce, delaying in delivery time with higher price charging, joining up with small boutiques by targeting local events and not having big competitors to compete. As the main focus of the report is the fire safety system of Aarong and as some literatures are reviewed. By reviewing literatures it has found out that having safe and secure working environment make employees feeling satisfied and motivates them to serve customer and company in a better way. Moreover, Aarong thus tries to follow Bangladesh labor law 2006 like- having emergency exit, availability of fire fighting equipments and having marked, a mock fire fighting in case of fire fighting system. As an intern working in SCPD department is being fruitful for gathering information about fire fighting system at Aarong. However, I have got some knowledge gaps like- there is no data to support that all people working for company specially producers have got training, no data to signify that all factories actually having those fire fighting extinguishers, whether there any precaution taken before incidents happen and what is standard of fire safety at Aarong. Thereby, I have raised some questions to reach to my research objective which are- the knowledge about fire safety system at Aarong and implementations, awareness about fire, possible reason of fire, preventive measures, evidence of receiving training, making some calculative results and the areas for further improvement. The research design is exploratory as no research has done before on the issue and the results after the research may be required for further analysis. The research approach is both qualitative as some in depth interviews are conducted with producers, if not possible than social audit producers on behalf of producers and quantitative as questionnaire is used to get the number of producers got training, the minutes needed to escape, the number of rescue equipments etc. The study population for producers is that of RED graded producers having poor in fire safety and system and for employees is the ones from SCPD, HR, Finance and Design department. Therefore, different sampling methods are conducted such as- purposive, convenience and stratified random sampling. Data from producers has been collected through interview, questionnaire and telephone conversation and from employees it includes questionnaire and interview methods. The response rate is correspondent to the sample size. While analyzing it has been found that fire extinguisher is the most usable fire extinguisher in producers‟ factory, the percentage of producers in receiving training, the remarkable improvement of producers after fire training, importance of ABC extinguisher and some practical evidence. The findings part then includes- the fire safety standard at Aarong, its evaluation system for producers, some differences between producers‟ production house and head office of Aarong, the three creator fuels, heat and oxygen of fire are present irrespective of situation and precautions that are explained in data analysis part. Some recommendations have been given relating to sprinkler, visual alarm, assembly point and overall co-ordination among different units. Finally, it can be said that Aarong need to fill out there gaps in fire fighting system to make producers much more complied and be in the position of top handicraft producers around the country.