FEARING further tragedies in the wake of the May 10 toy factory fire in Bangkok that killed 188 people, Kader Holdings has gone on a safety blitz to make sure its other manufacturing plants meet safety standards. A company spokesman said yesterday that all necessary precautions had been taken to limit the risk of further fires. The spokesman said: ''Since the Bangkok fire a safety blitz has taken place and the word has gone out to Kader's factories in southern China to make sure they're up to required standards. ''The factory in Shekou was checked out on Thursday and was given a clean bill of health, while the other one in Dongguan is newer and in good condition.'' A South China Morning Post investigation of the Dongguan factory on May 13 supported the spokesman's claims and a Hongkong Labour Department inspection of Kader's Kowloon Bay plant on May 12 found it up to standard, although recommendations were made on how to improve fire safety. Kader Holdings has a 40 per cent stake in Kader Industrial (Thailand) - which owned the ill-fated factory - through its wholly owned subsidiary, Kader Industrial. In addition to the safety blitz, the company is desperately attempting to improve the firm's tarnished reputation. ''There is a serious crisis management exercise going on, with company executives meeting with public relations experts and investigators from Kroll Associates each day to discuss measures needed to boost Kader's image,'' said the spokesman. To further improve its public image, Mr Kenneth Ting Woo-Shou, managing director of Kader Industrial, held a press conference yesterday at which he expressed his ''deep concern about the tragic fire in Bangkok''. He continued to stress Kader's role as a ''passive investor'' with no paid staff or hands-on involvement in the day-to-day running of the factory. ''We are not disassociating ourself from the tragedy. We are deeply concerned. But it is important for Kader and I believe Hongkong industry to clarify the ownership and management of the factory,'' said Mr Ting. A Thai women's group has called for stern action against executives of the factory. A spokeswoman for the Foundation for Women said a letter from the group to Deputy Prime Minister Boochu Rojanasatien had accused the managers of Kader Industrial (Thailand) of operating an unsafe factory and urged the government take legal action against them. The group had also demanded the company pay 300,000 baht (about HK$90,000) in compensation to the relatives of each person killed in the fire, and pay all medical expenses of the injured and lifetime pensions for those disabled.