Bhubaneswar: Tata Power in Odisha is providing its linemen and field staff kits to take care of themselves as severe heatwave gripping the State. Over 25000 linesmen working with its four distribution companies -TPCODL, TPSODL, TPWODL and TPNODL have been equipped with the kit.

The kit includes helmet, ORC packet, water bottle and first aid materials.

The entire State is witnessing a significant surge in peak power demand, driven by the enhanced use of air conditioners and coolers. In response to this escalating demand, the frontline heroes of the State’s power sector, the dedicated linemen of Odisha Discoms, are working tirelessly. The discoms’ staff, especially linemen are working round-the-clock to ensure reliable power supply to the State while attending swiftly to maintenance sites.
Over 25000 ground staff associated with TPCODL, TPNODL, TPSODL, and TPWODL discoms are ensuring uninterrupted power supply to a populace of approximately 5 crores across Odisha.
Taking into consideration the hazards posed by extreme heat, Odisha Discoms are providing the field staff

comprehensive training programs such as the ‘Tool Box Talk’ where supervisors impart sun safety measures, equipping linemen with essential knowledge and tools to mitigate risks while working in the scorching heat are being instituted. The discoms are also disseminating advisories, and guidelines through posters, banners and Whatsapp messages to ensure safety.
As part of these summer safety efforts, linemen are provided with necessary safety gear, including helmets, water bottles, ORS packets and first aid materials for personal safety. Moreover, specialized training in sunstroke care is also enabling them to recognize and respond promptly to heat-related emergencies as they have to work in emergency situations during peak summer.