A CESC spokesperson said that encouraged by the success of the first workshop recently held in South Kolkata, the second workshop in North Kolkata took place at Ram Mohun Library Hall on APC Road on Friday.
At the safety workshop CESC officials shared their experience and explained the need to strictly
observe safety rules at the Durga Puja pandals that are being set up all over the place.
“This year we are targeting to reach 400 electricians through this initiative. We appreciate the support of Puja organisers across the city for nominating their electricians so that they can be briefed about safety steps needed at pandals”, said Mr Avijit Ghosh, Vice President – Distribution Services, CESC.
Welcoming the workshop participants, Mr Ghosh said: “Along with all Kolkata citizens, we are committed towards achieving a zero-incident Puja. For this, we are happy to join hands with Puja organisers, Police, Fire Brigade and electricians. This workshop is CESC’s humble effort to bring together all stakeholders under one umbrella, so that we can achieve a happy and hazard-free Puja.”
Experts talked about the range of electric wires which can take a safe load. They also discussed the protection system, which must be used, against any overloading, as also earth leakage protection system to eliminate electric shocks. Participants also exchanged views on the distance to be maintained between Puja Pandals and the electrical system viz. overhead lines, pillar boxes and road side transformers. Participants thanked CESC for taking the initiative to brief practising electricians before the festive occasion.