February 16, 2017

Tata Power honoured for active participation in Electrical Safety Week

Mumbai: Tata Power, India’s largest integrated power company, gives utmost priority to safety and has been at the forefront while promoting safety measures especially around its operational areas. In appreciation of this commitment, Tata Power has been honoured for active participation in the ‘Electrical Safety Week’ organised by the Government of Maharashtra. Tata Power was honoured with a certificate for their praiseworthy safety measures that resulted in zero accidents during 2016.

Tata Power was honoured with a certificate by the Government of Maharashtra for its praiseworthy safety measures that resulted in zero accidents during 2016

Over 100 employees of Tata Power, from four divisions of hydro, transmission, transmission projects, and distribution, participated in an Electrical Safety Rally, which started from Shivaji Park, Dadar, and concluded at Tata Power Salsette receiving station, Bhandup, where a culmination event was held. During the rally, more than 30 students of ITI performed street-plays replete with music, dance and interactive dialogues that aimed to sensitise onlookers. Further, participants also met individuals from the audience and distributed safety posters, pamphlets and safety handbooks along with entertaining queries relating to electrical safety. The contact number of Electrical Inspector Office, Chembur was displayed on various posters and placards to create awareness among general public.

The inaugural session of the Electrical Safety Week saw participation from 500 representatives including renowned industry players such as Tata Power, Reliance Energy, BEST and Electrical Contractor Association of Maharashtra. Some elevator firms like OTIS and Schindler along with enthusiastic students from Industrial Training Institute (ITI) - Ignited Minds, Mumbai were also present.

The concluding session of the Electrical Safety Week was held at Pune wherein senior leaders of all utilities that had participated in the gaiety of Electrical Safety Week were honoured in presence of Chief Electrical Inspector, Mumbai and other dignitaries. At this event, Vijay K Chourey - chief corporate, safety, Tata Power, received a memento on behalf of Tata Power.

Speaking on the occasion, Ashok Sethi, COO and executive director, Tata Power, said, “We, at Tata Power give primary importance to the safety of our surrounding communities and it gives us great pleasure when we are able to partake in events that keep us rooted to this value. I am pleased that our efforts have won us a memento for active participation for the second year in a row. Such tokens of appreciation act as an incentive for maintaining a focus on the betterment and well-being of our surroundings.”

During the Electrical Safety Week, Tata Power sponsored 32 street plays that were performed across various locations in Maharashtra. Performers of all the street plays were trained by Saad Foundation, an NGO association of Tata Power Community Development Trust. As a Safety Theme, in the month of January 2017, LASER program was also organised at Tata Power to check the earthing connections of our equipment, structures and junction boxes across organisations.