@ Vikas Sharma | Sr Journalist
New Delhi, 15 March 2019: International Copper Association India (ICA India) in association with the Fire and Security Association of India (FSAI) organized a seminar on Electrical Fire Safety in the city today. The seminar focused on discussions around how to have safe, reliable and efficient electrical infrastructure that not only supports the country’s growth but is also robust enough to prevent mishaps.
According to a report by Central Electricity Authority India, defective electrical systems are a cause for increasing number of fire accidents. With the increasing demand for electrical power across the country, the need to improve the quality, reliability and efficiency of the current electrical infrastructure is even more necessary. In our effort to realize the collective vision of FIRESAFE INDIA 2019, PCA and FSAI have joined hands and come together to discuss reliability and efficiency of electrical infrastructure in India.
The daylong seminar was attended by leading safety experts, electrical consultants and cable manufacturers. The key topics discussed in the seminar were national building codes in preventing electrical fires, achieving excellence in safety through innovative solutions, leadership commitment and challenges for enhancing fire safety in facilities, electrical standards and best practices and call for action. The seminar addressed some of the key issues related to electrical fire safety by bringing together the various stakeholders on a common platform.
Elaborating on the topic, Sanjeev Ranjan, Managing Director, ICA India said, “We at ICA India have always been the promoter of better electrical safety standards. In light of the increasing number of fire accidents we considered it imperative to address the shortcomings in the current regulations and codes. A robust infrastructure is the pivotal need for a sustainable economy and hence decided to come together with the other stakeholders and be a part of the FIRESAFE INDIA initiative. We hope that the seminar will result in some feasible and attainable solutions.
Sharing his views on the seminar Mr. K. P Dominic, National President, Fire and Security Association of India said “‘We, at Fire & Security Association of India (FSAI), through our 23 Chapters across India have been relentlessly working on making India Safe and Secure under our ‘Surakshit Bharat’ mission and are committed to impact & touch upon all the spheres of society in creating awareness across all levels. We are happy to be collaborating with PCA for this seminar which focuses on addressing the critical aspect of Electrical Fire Safety and would bring together all the industry stakeholders on a common platform for knowledge share and to seek their comprehensive views and opinion on the way forward towards better statutory regulations and implementation