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Rs 5 crores to be spent on safety equipment for PDD workers

Principal Secretary, Power Development Department (PDD), Rohit Kansal today remarked that the motto of the department is to ensure a zero accident system. He was speaking in a function organised to observe the National Electrical Safety Week. He also informed that the department is spending nearly Rs 5 crores for various safety devices this year. He also revealed that 12,000 employees at the field levels had been insured this year. 

It may be mentioned that the week from 26th June to 2nd July is being observed as Electrical Safety Week throughout the country and a number of events, safety workshops and mock drills are being organised in this connection. In J&K too, the week is being observed across various divisions and offices of the PDD and safety pledges are being administered to staff and officers. In Jammu, the same was led by the Managing Directors of the Corporations, JPDCL and JKPTCL, Gurmeet Singh and Nasib Singh.

Speaking at the event organised at Electric Division Rajbagh in Srinagar, Kansal observed that safety cannot be a one time or part time affair and constant alertness and observance of SoPs is required. He emphasized on ensuring operationalization of every layer of protection, be it personal protection or system isolators and other protective equipment.

Kansal further exhorted upon the staff especially the field staff to operate system protection measures like use of isolators and temporary earthing before taking up any  tasks in the field. He advised them to work as per the SoPs and liaise with the feeder managers so that there is no miscommunication between them. He stated that if all  SoPs are faithfully implemented the chances of accidents would be eliminated.

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