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
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.