After Rana Plaza incident on 24 April 2013, National Tripartite Action Plan for Building and Fire Safety was adopted and under that initiative, BUET was engaged in conducting building assessment (structural integrity, fire and electrical safety) with a target of covering 1500 factories. Besides national initiative - Accord on Fire and Building Safety (Accord) and Alliance for Bangladesh Workers Safety (Alliance) – two alliances of international buyers – have also undertaken building assessment (structural integrity, fire and electrical safety). Following graph shows targets and completion by each initiative as of 15 September 2014.
A total 150 factories were referred to Review Panel. Out of 150 factories 39 factories located in 19 buildings were closed, 42 factories located in 19 buildings were partially closed and 69 factories located in 32 buildings were allowed to operate.