With electrical accidents taking around 15 lives daily in the country and the number increasing due to lack of safety measures, the Central Electricity Supply Utility (CESU) has launched an awareness campaign and announced awards for accident-free electrical sections.
The utility organised its first divisional electrical safety meeting in Dhenkanal on Saturday. Safety officers of the company deliberated on the need for safety practices for the field workers from different sub-divisions and provided sufficient safety materials to make working environment more safe.
Senior General Manager SK Sahoo and Safety Officer Ajay Dash analysed the reasons of electrical accidents and suggested remedies and precautions to avoid them.
CESU spokesperson Golak Sahu said, “Every day about 12 to 15 persons die in electrical accidents and the number is increasing due to lack of awareness among the electricity staff and consumers.”
As a measure of safety drive, CESU has decided to hold electrical safety meetings every month at all the 20 electrical divisions in its area of operation.