The use of electricity is an integral part of our lives and it is important to harness it safely and efficiently. There are many lives lost each year as a result of electrical-related incidents and fires. A number of electrical fatalities and injuries that occur each year can be overcome through understanding of safe electrical practices. Due to the complexity of regulatory requirements, many safety professionals may not be fully equipped to handle the task. International Copper Association India (ICA India) in association with Central Electricity Authority (CEA) as a part of its seminars and workshops on Electrical Safety across India, conducted 3rd National workshop on ‘Electrical Safety’ in Delhi. The workshop aimed to outline the regulations to ensure that electrical installation safety standards are followed properly.
Electric defaults have been seen as the largest single reason for cause of building fires. The government of India has accorded high importance to this area. Unfortunately poor practices, improper and weak installations, undersized and inferior quality of wires in the buildings have resulted in an increasing number of electrical accidents.
The objective of this workshop is to create awareness about electrical safety amongst stakeholders and sensitise them on how to mitigate risks in such situations. ICA India and CEA along with the panel of experts organised this workshop with the aim of increasing the industry professionals’ awareness of various safety measures and precautions while installing, handling, repairing or working on electrical installations and urging them to follow the revised standards.