Tata Power, India’s largest integrated power company, has always been committed to the safety of its communities living in and around its operational areas, and has also been a pioneer in promoting safety measures. In line with this commitment, Tata Power conducted a comprehensive training session on industrial safety for the students of Industrial Training Institute (ITI) at Male, Mulshi.
The objective of the training programme was to equip students with knowledge on the best industrial safety practices. Tata Power’s community relations team of Mulshi, Bhira division, organised the training for the first and second year students and teachers. The day-long safety training programme included topics such as ‘safety first and zero defect policies / approaches’ that are followed by private corporates. It also covered topics such as importance of safety, quality and productivity in present competitive industrial world, and how knowledge of safety procedures help students in achieving their career goals. The session covered safety measures required while dealing with chemical, mechanical, physical and biological, mental, electrical and heat hazards.
Speaking on the occasion, Mahesh Paranjpe, chief, hydro and renewable operations, said, “We at Tata Power are committed to providing better quality of life to the people around Mulshi and Maval catchment areas. Empowering students with knowledge is one such area where we hope to make a tangible difference. Through ITI, Tata Power is working towards equipping youth with industry related skills. We strongly believe our efforts will benefit the local population and help them enhance their employability and leverage opportunities in the nearby industries after completion of their training.”
Additionally, the safety training programme also touched upon the need of safer working habits that included following standard operating procedures (SOP) with use of PPE (personal protective equipments) at one’s work place. This will help in eliminating accidents by almost 88 percent, thus, preventing loss of human life, machine life and property. The session helped students in understanding and creating an improved working environment with better work-quality techniques, thereby, leading to enhanced productivity.