ICA India Conducts Seminar on ‘Electrical Safety & Energy Conservations in Buildings’ ; to make India Electrically Safe
S R Bagde, Chief Electrical Inspector, Government of Maharashtra, says, “Emphasized for higher safety practices, measures to reduce the electrical accidents and the need for awareness programs, which is both industry friendly and easily understandable for the common man. Thus, the safety week provides a platform to discuss the key issues related to electrical safety in the State of Maharashtra. It will also help in implementing standards and regulations of electrical infrastructure in Maharashtra”.
Due to the poor industry practices, improper or weak installations design, using undersized and inferior quality of wires and electrical equipments, Government of India has given high importance to electrical safety and energy conservation. Thus, seminar was focused mainly on electrical accident analysis, issues and challenges, protection against electric shock, modern lighting,
“Awareness of electrical hazards is crucial in reducing the staggering number of electrical fires, injuries, and deaths that occur every year. By understanding basic electrical safety principles and adhering to safe practices, many electrocutions and home fires can be prevented."
Formed in 1998, ICA India is a member of Cooper Alliance and the Indian arm of the International Copper Association Limited (ICA). With an objective to ‘Defend and grow markets for copper based on its superior technical performance and its contribution to a higher quality of life worldwide’, ICA India organizes several programs in the interest of Electrical Safety, Energy Efficiency and Sustainability. It drives its initiatives through seminars, workshops and training programs across India also, publishes technical handbooks, booklets and brochures and more.
Speaking on this, Sanjeev Ranjan, MD, International Copper Association India (ICA India), says, “Awareness of electrical hazards is crucial in reducing the staggering number of electrical fires, injuries, and deaths that occur every year. By understanding basic electrical safety principles and adhering to safe practices, many electrocutions and home fires can be prevented.” He added, “We at ICA India strive to empower people with knowledge to overcome in tackling electricity hazards.”
Along with this seminar, ICA India intends to increase awareness to the global community for switching towards better standards and compliances for a bright future. ICA also chose this occasion to inaugurate its ‘Electricity Safe India’ campaign. Famous for providing the safety trends and solutions for the electrical industry, ICA India has also kicked off a new initiative – Safer Wiring Safer Buildings for creating awareness to make ‘Electrically Safe India’.