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Godrej Security Solutions organizes Fire Safety Conclave in Mumbai
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 12:27:41 AM - By News Bureau
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Godrej Security Solutions brought together a cluster of concerned and proactive thought leaders and stakeholders on a single platform for a panel discussion
MUMBAI : With increasing concerns about fire safety, Godrej organized a panel discussion that addressed the subject about Fire Safety and also created awareness about preventing fire and mitigating their adverse effects in establishments.

The key dignitaries at the event for the panel discussion included Mr. Mehernosh Pithawalla - VP & Global Head Godrej Security Solutions & Systems, Mr. K Shami, Fire Advisor, Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India, Major General Soli Pavri, Former Security Advisor, RBI, Mr. Burzin Sarbhanwala, Senior Risk Management Expert, ICICI General Insurance, Mr. Vinayak Sane, Senior Consultant on Fire Security, Capt Kanan, Chief security officer, Central Bank, Mr. Sandeep Malvi, Deputy Commissioner, Thane, Senior Executive from BIS, Mr. S.B. Kharbade, Deputy Chief Fire Officer, Mumbai Fire Brigade.

Fire tragedies have been witnessed in abundance in recent times across the nation and Mumbai has been one of the top cities in the list. Post the Kamala Mills tragedy, many commercial buildings, restaurants, bars, etc have yet to comply with the safety norms to ensure fire safety and take proactive measures. Mumbai Fire Brigade inspected 566 such structures that included star hotels, popular pubs, resto-bars and even clubs, gymkhanas etc and found that over 90 percent of them did not comply with the fire safety norms. The defaulters have been served notices under Maharashtra Fire Safety and Life Prevention Act 2006.

The objective of the panel discussion was to educate and entrust knowledge about how to design fire proof spaces. #Securespaces was the discussion that enlightened the audience about insights on how one can use right to information in case of any fire breakout, busting myths around security solutions, leveraging technology for smart security, fire escape etc.

In India, awareness about fire safety and security has grown exponentially and intensified over the last decade. As IT and retail markets rapidly expand coupled with an increase in set-up of large commercial factories, the stakes in terms of assets, investments and resources are too huge to be put at fire and security risk. Additionally, residential developments have also witnessed tremendous accidents related to fire breakouts. This has continued to drive the demand for fire safety and security in infrastructure development, especially with initiatives like the Smart City Mission. Mr. Pushkar Gokhale, Vice President, B2B Business, Godrej Security Solutions, who was also one of panelists, mentioned the importance of adoption of security equipment like fire protecting record cabinets, installations of advanced fire alerting system to ensure better preparedness to combat fire related incidences.

Commenting on the objective behind initiating fire security conclave, Mr. Mehernosh Pithawalla, Vice President and Global Head-Marketing, Sales and Innovation, Godrej Security Solutions highlighted, “The fire-proofing security market in India has been predominantly a ‘need based’ market and not proactive measure based. Safety and security anxieties are not just restricted to personal safety, but encompasses the safety of our loved ones. Even then, the market has more of a reactive attitude towards the adoption of security measures. Taking cognizance of this, we felt that there is a dire need to initiate a fire safety discussion and create awareness about the technological advancements taking place in the security solutions space to fire-proof spaces. Society is getting more tech-rich and empowered, and yet we remain as vulnerable to fire breakouts as before. We need to make a fundamental change in our behaviour and be more proactive to ensure fire safety.”

The conclave concluded with the dignitaries taking a pledge of fire safety – of being cognizant of fire safety measures and being proactive in ensuring fire safety.

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About Godrej Security Solutions: Godrej Security Solutions is a division of Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd and part of the USD $ 4.1 billion Godrej Group. A pioneer and leader in the business, Godrej Security Solutions Division is the largest manufacturer and marketer of Security Solutions in India. It is the largest supplier of security solutions to several prestigious banking, corporate and public institutions. For the first time in the category and in the industry, Godrej Security Solutions Division has been awarded with the Superbrand status. It has also won the “Most Preferred brand” award in the Home Segment. The Division currently exports its products to over 45 countries including the Middle East Asia, South East Asia, Far East Asia, East Africa, US, Europe and the SAARC Countries.

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