Fire safety in City still a concern
THE OVER 2 000 businesses in Bridgetown are taking the issue of fire safety seriously.
This was the view of the senior vice-president of the Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCC&I) Lalu Vaswani, as he addressed the media during a presentation of awards to two outstanding business students at BCCI’s Brittons Hill, St Michael location.
“I think that all businesses understand the responsibility to their companies, to their staff and to the general public for protecting their businesses in all respect.
“And I think that the wake-up call we had recently in Tudor Street would have caused all sensible business persons to review even what they thought were good plans . . . . to see how they could make it better,” said Vaswani.
He also said that ongoing action by the Barbados Light & Power (BL&P) and the Government to encourage further lighting of Bridgetown at an economical cost was a positive step.
Vaswani said that this action attested to the fact that people were taking things seriously.
Nevertheless, businesses should continue to take precaution, because “it is not something that you can rest; you have to constantly work at it”. (AH)