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Kamrup (M): DA urges business establishments to upgrade safety measures

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Guwahati, March 7: The Kamrup Metro district administration has directed all private hospitals, shopping malls, bars, restaurants, cineplex, etc to take all required safety measures and submit the updated Safety Certificate to the District Disaster Management Authority within 30 days without fail.

Non-submission of the said certificate will lead to suspension/cancellation of licence of the defaulting establishments.

The decision was taken in the interest of public safety.

In a notification issued by Pallav Gopal Jha District Magistrate Kamrup Metro, it has been stated that hospitals, shopping malls, bars, restaurants, cineplex, etc in Guwahati city do not maintain the basic minimum safety requirements like fire safety, electrical safety and other emergency provisions for tackling any eventuality. Several incidents have happened due to non-maintenance of the basic safety requirements leading to loss of life and property.

"It has been observed that the owners of such establishments also give least importance on the safety aspect of the establishments which makes the patients, attendants, guests and visitors in vulnerable position. Moreover, it has been observed that such establishments do not maintain the food safety norms and do not adhere to the provisions of Essential Commodities Act 1955," said the notification.

The safety measures which are to be considered are as follows:

• Fire safety measures like functional inbuilt fire installations, functional fire extinguishers, proper fire exit earmarked, etc., and updated Safety Certificate from Fire & Emergency Services.

• Electrical safety measures to be properly checked and updated Electrical Safety Certificate from Chief Electrical Inspector cum Advisor, Govt of Assam.

• Food Safety Audit to be done and updated Food Safety Security from Health & Family Welfare Department, Govt of Assam is to be submitted.

• Updated Emergency Disaster Management and Evacuation Plan are to be prepared and provision of an emergency evacuation route is to be designed well in advance.

• Safety audits of the lifts/elevators are to be done as per the existing norms and updated Safety Certificate from Chief Electrical Inspector cum Advisor, Govt of Assam are to be submitted.

• Basic training on Fire Safety, Search and Rescue, emergency evacuation are to be conducted and submit a detailed report to the Kamrup Metro DC.

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Kamrup (M): DA urges business establishments to upgrade safety measures

Guwahati, March 7: The Kamrup Metro district administration has directed all private hospitals, shopping malls, bars, restaurants, cineplex, etc to take all required safety measures and submit the updated Safety Certificate to the District Disaster Management Authority within 30 days without fail.

Non-submission of the said certificate will lead to suspension/cancellation of licence of the defaulting establishments.

The decision was taken in the interest of public safety.

In a notification issued by Pallav Gopal Jha District Magistrate Kamrup Metro, it has been stated that hospitals, shopping malls, bars, restaurants, cineplex, etc in Guwahati city do not maintain the basic minimum safety requirements like fire safety, electrical safety and other emergency provisions for tackling any eventuality. Several incidents have happened due to non-maintenance of the basic safety requirements leading to loss of life and property.

"It has been observed that the owners of such establishments also give least importance on the safety aspect of the establishments which makes the patients, attendants, guests and visitors in vulnerable position. Moreover, it has been observed that such establishments do not maintain the food safety norms and do not adhere to the provisions of Essential Commodities Act 1955," said the notification.

The safety measures which are to be considered are as follows:

• Fire safety measures like functional inbuilt fire installations, functional fire extinguishers, proper fire exit earmarked, etc., and updated Safety Certificate from Fire & Emergency Services.

• Electrical safety measures to be properly checked and updated Electrical Safety Certificate from Chief Electrical Inspector cum Advisor, Govt of Assam.

• Food Safety Audit to be done and updated Food Safety Security from Health & Family Welfare Department, Govt of Assam is to be submitted.

• Updated Emergency Disaster Management and Evacuation Plan are to be prepared and provision of an emergency evacuation route is to be designed well in advance.

• Safety audits of the lifts/elevators are to be done as per the existing norms and updated Safety Certificate from Chief Electrical Inspector cum Advisor, Govt of Assam are to be submitted.

• Basic training on Fire Safety, Search and Rescue, emergency evacuation are to be conducted and submit a detailed report to the Kamrup Metro DC.