Srinagar – With an effort to avoid electrocution of employees and accidents during clearance of faults in electric supply lines, mock Safety drill was held by Power Development Department with a view to promote safe work culture and to follow precautionary guidelines during such clearance works.
PDD held the mock drill in the heart of the Srinagar at Magarbal Bagh. Drill was held under the supervision of executive engineer M. yosuf Baba, AEE Manzoor Ahmad and AE Rakesh Goswami.
Employees were equipped with all tools and equipments.
While talking to KNS, AEE Manzoor Ahmad said The aim and object of this drill is to make our employees aware and trained to avoid electrocution and accidents during performing their duties. The loss of precious lives during the past was due to non compliance with these guidelines..
He said that under the guidelines every employee on job of clearance of fault in electric supply line has to follow certain guidelines. An employee has to make sure that he has report the fault at receiving station and has made that particular line non-charged. After that an employee intended to go up on the line to clear the fault, has to earthen the line and is bound to wear helmet, safety belt and tools and plants, Ahmad Said
He said that the drill has two objectives; first, it is the awareness to employees to save their precious life and second to make them practical and habitual of these guidelines and precautions.
Chief Engineer PDD Muzaffar Ahmad Matto while taking to KNS said that the drive was initiated very much earlier in the Srinagar and would be extended to rural areas very soon. He further said that to ensure safety of their employees is their priority and to train employees for safety such drills are now important part of their service.
Pertinently, PDD had been criticized since long for its negligent attitude which caused death of many employees due to electrocution and the people has been demanding to improve the measures for safety of employees.
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