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PUCSL holds electrocution mitigation programme

Vignettes of the programme.
Vignettes of the programme.

Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL), the electricity industry regulator, held an Electrical Safety Day-2018 programme, with an objective of reducing the electrical accidents by establishing an electrically safe environment in every household.

More than 500 participants including schoolchildren, industrialists and officials participated at the programme, held at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall, (BMICH).

More than 200 schoolchildren were awarded for their efforts in the Islandwide school drawing competition under the theme of electrical safety which was conducted by the PUCSL throughout last year with the ambition of making the children aware on the importance of safe use of electricity.

“It is our responsibility to take measures to prevent the possibilities of the lives and properties that get damaged due to the unsafe use of electricity.

More than 20 regulatory tools have been prepared and introduced in relation to the safe use of electricity. As a result of the Electrocution Mitigation Programme carried out by the PUCSL, the number of electrocutions islandwide were reduced to 89 last year from 180 in the year 2012,” Saliya Mathew, Chairman of Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka stated while addressing the gathering.

“We must bear in mind the fact that the Ceylon Electricity Board and Lanka Electricity Company Private Limited have fulfilled the responsibilities as licensees in achieving this progress in relation to electrical safety and also thank the Sri Lanka Police for providing excellent support.”

PUCSL plans to introduce more regulatory tools and frameworks in the year 2019 to uplift the standards of the electricity industry in order to ensure an electrically safe environment for lives and properties and also plans to continue the awareness programmes in order to strengthen the public with knowledge of electrical safety.



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