Thiruvananthapuram

Focus on electrical safety

Unsafe transformers near schools to be shifted

The Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) has issued directions for taking precautions to ensure electrical safety in the vicinity of schools.

This follows the recommendations of the Kerala State Commission for Protection of Child Rights.

Electricity board officials should ensure that stay wires and other electrical equipment and facilities near schools are not a danger to lives. Students’ safety should be ensured while putting up new stay wires.

Transformers should be fenced so that children are not at risk, a circular from the board chairman to the chief engineers said.

Awareness classes

It has also been decided to conduct awareness classes on electrical safety for students at the section office level. The circular said transformers should have lightning conductors, fuse units, and earthing.

Signage should be put up on the transformers that are fenced off. If the transformers near schools were found unsafe, they should be shifted. Stay wires should have insulators.

Precautions should also be taken to prevent accidents arising from power lines snapping near schools, by roadsides, and nearby areas, the circular said.

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