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CESC 'Safety Workshops' look to curb electricity hassles

Kolkata: CESC will launch a series of Safety Workshops to prevent electricity hazards in Kolkata, particularly in premises housing banks.
Electricity hazards are causing concern to citizens and the Safety Workshops, in collaboration with different banking organisations, is CESC's response to create a strong awareness about the problem which is preventable with proper training and constant sharing of experience.
At the United Bank of India Staff Training College, Alipore, UBI employees attended the workshop which was addressed by experts including Sumit Chowdhury (Deputy Director, West Bengal Fire & Emergency Services), Sovon Dalai (Electrical Engineering Department, Jadavpur University) and TK Biswas (Chief Manager - Electrical, State Bank of India).
Earlier, UBI General Manager Sunanda Basu expressed concern at the rising number of electrical fires.
Welcoming the large number of participants, Avijit Ghosh, Vice-President, CESC Distribution Services, discussed the many faces of electrical hazards and how damage can be controlled through the active cooperation of all concerned. Monday's workshop was the beginning of a series of workshops that will be held by CESC in collaboration with the banks. The next one will be held on December 9 at Allahabad Bank building on Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Road.
Apart from valuable information on electrical hazards and disaster management, there was an educative safety quiz which generated special interest amongst the participants. Fifteen prizes for the right answers were awarded on the spot.
Another useful part of the programme was the distribution of an informative booklet on electrical safety compiled by CESC from different sources.
Arijit Basu, Dy General Manager – Customer Relations, CESC, said: "We are extremely happy with the response received and are ready to hold several more Safety Workshops for the benefit of citizens."
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