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Paarl Print committed to Department of Labour inquiry

By 23rd Feb 2010 May 5th, 2017 No Comments

The fire that occurred at Paarl Print on 17 April 2009 was a tragic and unforgettable event for all persons involved, including the management and employees of Paarl Print. Paarl Print has, on several occasions, publically committed to determine the origin, cause and spread of the fire with the primary aim to ensure that a similar event does not reoccur.

Paarl Print believes that through the expertise of independent specialists, the origin, cause and spread of the fire have been determined. Paarl Print accepts the findings of these specialists, namely that the fire originated in the canteen on the mezzanine floor of the bindery, that it was caused, in all probability, by the auto-ignition of cooking oil in an oil fryer and that the reason for the extremely rapid, uncontrollable and unique spread of the fire through the facility was as a result of the ignition of the thermal under-roof insulation material.

Paarl Print is committed to participating in the inquiry held by the Department of Labour and reconfirms its commitment to the well-being of its employees and other stakeholders.

Paarl Print verbind tot ondersoek deur Departement van Arbeid

Die brand van 17 April 2009 was ‘n tragiese voorval en die bestuur en personeel van Paarl Print sal die dag nooit vergeet nie. Paarl Print het telkens onderneem om die oorsprong, oorsaak en rede vir die verspreiding van die brand te bepaal, met die primêre doel om te verseker dat ‘n soortgelyke voorval nie weer plaasvind nie.

Die oorsprong, oorsaak en rede vir die vinnige verspreiding van die brand is deur onafhanklike deskundiges bepaal.  Paarl Print aanvaar die bevindinge van die spesialiste, naamlik dat die brand ontstaan het in die kantien op die tussenvloer van die Bindery en in alle waarskynlikheid veroorsaak is deur  kookolie in ‘n oliebraaier wat aan die brand geraak het. Die rede vir die buitengewoon vinnige, onbeheersde en unieke verspreiding deur die fasiliteit is waarskynlik deur die ontvlamming van die termiese onderdak insuleringsmateriaal veroorsaak.

Paarl Print is verbind tot deelname aan die Departement van Arbeid se Ondersoek, en bevestig weereens dat dit die welstand van sy werknemers en ander belanghebbendes op die hart dra.