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ICA India holds seminar on electrical safety

EM news bureau ,  Thursday, March 10, 2016, 15:00 Hrs  [IST]

International Copper Association India (ICA India), as a part of its seminars on electrical safety across India, conducted a national seminar on Electrical Safety in Hyderabad on March 1, 2016. The seminar helped outline the regulations to ensure that electrical installation safety standards are adhered and familiarize the audience with the need to follow them.

The objective of this seminar was to discuss electrical safety, to reduce the loss of lives and properties and to educate the industry professionals for using the electrical appliances safely, ICA India along with the panel of experts organised this seminar 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.

As per National Crime Records Bureau report 2014, around 11,000 people died in the year 2014 due to electrocution and fire due to electrical short circuits i.e. 31 people die every day, 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 the 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 seminar brought to light the need for sharing information & knowledge on international experience and inclusion of certified electricians amongst industry stakeholders.

 
                 
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