Twenty labour inspectors trained to become trainers

Labour inspectors from different districts of Bangladesh gained specialised knowledge on inspection as part of ongoing capacity building effort of the Department of Inspection for Factories and Establishments (DIFE).

A labour inspector practices his skills as part of the training
Twenty labour inspectors from the Department of Inspection for Factories and Establishments (DIFE) participated in the training who are expected to become trainers of current or new labour inspectors. The five day long residential training aimed at capacity building of the participants as trainers and to enhance their technical knowledge on labour inspection visits, including occupational safety and health issues relevant to the ready-made garment sector.

All of the twenty participants are newly recruited DIFE inspectors while five of them are female. This batch of inspectors will also receive another specialised training on Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) as part of the Training of the Trainers (ToT) before becoming specialized trainers on labour inspection.

The training covered areas like designing and organizing training sessions for new labour inspectors, different training techniques, elements of a labour inspection visits, identification and risk assessment, management, prevention and control, occupational safety and health (OSH) in the ready-made garment sector and investigation of workplace accidents.

The Improving Working Conditions in the Ready Made Garment (RMG) Programme of the International Labour Organization (ILO) funded by Canada, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom organized the training in collaboration with the International Training Centre (ITC).