Lanjigarh (Odisha): Vedanta’s Alumina Refinery at Lanjigarh observed the National Electrical Safety week recently to reinforce the importance of adhering tosafety norms while handling the electrical equipment and machinery.

The alumina refinery prides itself in upholding the highest standards of safety and with the monsoons arriving, theplant has stepped up its electrical safety preparedness. Spreading awareness on electrical safety among its employees and associate partners is one such critical initiative in this direction.

The week-long observation, commenced from 26th June 2020, included different activities like electrical safety trainings for the employees, safety quiz for employees and associate partners, electrical safety model presentation and field electrical safety campaign.

As a step towards spreading awareness amongst family members of employees, a program on electrical safetydos and don’ts was also organized during the period.

On the concluding day of the National Electrical Safety Week, Vedanta Limited, Lanjigarh unit COO Rakesh Mohan said, “Vedanta Lanjigarh is working towards bringing in even more sophisticated technologies and practices in the near future for its electrical installations to attain a benchmarkin industry standards.”

Vedanta Lanjigarh has a 90 MW co-generation power plant, which supplies electricity to the 2MTPA alumina refinery. The alumina refinery has well-equipped 22 indoor substations with connected load of approximately 100 MW. The electrical installations comply to both international and national standards of safety. Over the years, the plant has incorporated forseveral modifications in the electrical safety practices like enhancing the protection system,reducing human and machine interfaces and robust personal protective equipments for employees.s. Participating in the week-long observation, Pramendra Singh, Area Incharge from M/sPowermech Projects Limited, one of the associate partners of Vedanta Lanjigarh said, “The National Safety Week observation at Vedanta was an excellent learning opportunity for me andmy fellow workers. The plant is equipped with all safety mechanisms and is taking up severalinitiatives to ensure electrical safety.”