OH NO! Not another blog on safety. But wait…. Come to think of it, why do I write so many blogs on safety and safe exigency? Why should anybody?
Consider this, everyone knows you need licenses and clearances to run a business from any premises. Fire safety license, municipal license and so many more. It means you cannot run a business from an enclosed premise unless you have these clearances. Yet, random checks have found that most establishments, big ones, famous ones, reputed ones, known ones and unknown ones are running illegally. Because? Because ‘chalta hai’ is the attitude.
A fire happens, people die or are injured, property and stocks gutted because there were no proper safety devices in working order in place. Then the police come and do a post mortem and find, emergency lights not there or are there, but not working because of poor maintenance. Ordinary escape route signs are there but not mandatory photoluminescent ones, so when it got dark and smoky they were not visible and trapped people died as they could not get out fast enough.
So everyone from the owner, the manager and staffers in the chain end up behind bars. But do others take a lesson from this? Of course not. It was their bad luck, we can never have a fire here can we?
So therefore, these blogs have to be repeated drilled into their heads every few days…. Maybe every few hours but then there’s just that much a poor blogger like me can do. Maybe someone will see sense. Maybe someone will rethink about the safety of his office, godown, lab, factory or whatever.
If after reading this, you go and get your premises equipped as per the NBC with proper updated paraphernalia, and if you get your staff trained in safety matters, how to use an extinguisher, how to first react to a fire emergency etc. this blog will have served some purpose. That is the hope why I write on exigency and safety. Simple……