Safety is an Attitude Which Helps in Develop Safty Culture – Shri C Ramesh Kumar

Singrauli: ‘Safety is an attitude which if followed in daily routine can help develop better safety culture’, said Shri C. Ramesh, Deputy Director of Mines Safety, Directorate General of Mines Safety (DGMS), Ghaziabad.

Shri Kumar was addressing the gathering as Chief Guest on the occasion of Prize Distribution ceremony of Annual Mines Safety Week-2018. The programme was organized by Northren Coalfields Limited, Sasan Power Limited and J. P. Ventures Limited under the aegis of Directorate General of Mines Safety, Varanasi at Vasundhara Stadium of Amlohri area of NCL. 

Shri P.K. Sinha, CMD, NCL presided over the programme. The Director (Technical/Operations) Shri Gunadhar Pandey, CVO NCL Shri A.K. Srivastava, Director (Technical/Project & Planning) Shri P.M. Prasad, Director (Finance) Shri N.N. Thakur, Director (Mines Safety) DGMS, Varanasi Shri U.P. Singh, Dy. Director DGMS (Electrical), Shri M. Sahay, General Manager (Safety & Rescue), Shri S.P. Singh and their spouses were present as guests of honour on this occasion. Also, trade union representatives NCL Shri Ashok Dubey & Shri Hiramani Yadav and Secretary CMOAI Shri Sarvesh Singh were also present as guests of honour.

Shri C. Ramesh Kumar, Chief Guest, while addressing the program said that safety is an intrinsic feeling which many times help workers sense danger and act accordingly. He also said that DGMS will be acting largely as a consultant than a regulator in the coming years. For this, DGMS has been encouraging all mines to create their own Safety Management Plan according to the requirement.

In his presidential remarks, the CMD NCL Shri P.K. Sinha said that the company is increasingly developing the necessary infrastructure and procuring new machines to achieve its coal production and despatch targets with full commitment to safety. Shri Sinha also said that the company is laying special emphasis on providing necessary training to the workers and make them aware of the importance of safety for which family counselling sessions are organized. Shri Sinha said that recruitment of new workers and adequate medical facilities to employees is also being ensured as a means to building strong mine safety bulwark. At the same time, he also assured 100 per-cent implementation of the recommendations made during Annual Mines Safety Week 2018.

The Director (Technical/Operations) Shri Gunadhar Pandey said that safety for NCL is like duty every second because the company is contributing to the nation building through round-the-clock coal production and despatch. Secure mine for every employee is paramount for NCL and the company continuously strives for it.

NCL JCC Member Shri Ashok Dubey & Shri Hiramani Yadav along with General Secretary of CMOAI Shri Sarvesh Singh, while appreciating the efforts of NCL management to ensure the safety of the mine, called upon all the workers to follow the rules of safety completely.

Prior to this, the flag was hoisted, safety pledge was administered and floral tributes to coal martyrs were paid.

An exhibition showcasing various technical operations and machines was also inspected by guests. All the coal producing areas and Central Workshop of the company displayed their tableaux in the programme. The cultural presentations given by school children and artists in the program was also a special attraction. On this occasion, a safety souvenir was also released.

The General Manager (Corporate Planning) Shri Satish Jha, welcomed the guests on this occasion. The General Manager (Safety & Rescue) NCL Shri S.P.Singh presented the annual safety report of the company and Shri Rajendra Prasad, Project Officer, Amlori area presented vote of thanks.

Notably, Safety Department of NCL organized ‘Annual Mine Safety Week – 2018’ between 24th to 30th December 2018. During this week, several programs were organized in order to create awareness regarding safety.

Courtesy: PSU Connect