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TSECL’s Safety Cell working hard to minimize electrical accidents


By TC News Desk

Agartala, September 19, 2022: Considering the importance of safety for all the stakeholders, the Safety Cell of TSECL under the guidance of Debashis Sarkar, MD of the TSECL and active leadership of Rajib Kumar Roy, DGM is working hard with an aim to bring the annual statistics of fatal accidents on account of electrocution tends to zero.

As such, this Cell has already organized ‘Safety Awareness Campaigns’ at Telimaura, Ranirbazar, Charilam, Champaknagar, Khayerpur, Bishalgarh, Madhupur, and Bishramganj. Such campaigns in other areas of the state will be covered by December, 2022. ‘Safety Stickers’ for making awareness among general public in connection with Hazards of Electricity have been affixed at the poles of Distribution Transformers of Office Tilla, Bishalgarh, Champaknagar Bazar, Bishramganj Bazar, Charilam Bazar, Bishramganj PHC and rest of the areas will be covered very shortly.

‘Electric Shock & Treatment Calendars’ have been affixed at all Call Centres, Sub-divisions, Sub-stations and Division offices for awareness of TSECL field level employees. Refilling of existing Fire Extinguisher of TSECL Corporate office has been done to use in the event of any fire incident and this initiative has already saved one Distribution Transformer (DT) located in front of TSECL Corporate office. Inspections of earthing status of DTS of various ESDs have already been initiated to minimize the damage of DTS in future.

With a view to making awareness among the field level officers about electrical safety, online training on “Safety in Power Distribution System” has been provided to 250 Senior Managers and Managers by one eminent trainer namely Asoke Chakraborty, Retd. Senior Manager (R&DM), CESC Ltd in Kolkata. Similar training in physical mood for the field level staffs will be conducted in phase manner shortly. Besides these, approximately 250 of engineers and field staffs will be trained in 3 to 4 phases by NTPC officials to make aware TSECL employees about safety precautions that are prevailing in Navratna utilities. Programmes are likely to be happened in November, 2022.

In addition to the above, TSECL is procuring Safety PPE (Personnel Protective Equipment), Hand Gloves, Discharge Rod, Helmet, Safety Belt, Insulated Mat, Safety Shoes and Rain Coat for its Operation & Maintenance staffs. Further, the Safety Cell of TSECL will provide “Dos & Don’ts” tips w.r.t. Electrical Safety for the consumers of the whole state by March, 2023.

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