Havells and Tata Power-DDL join hands to ensure safety against hazards of electricity
To ensure safety of users against hazards of electric leakage, Havells India Ltd – a leading electrical products manufacturer – has signed an MoU with Tata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd (Tata Power-DDL) to strengthen the distribution of electrical protection devices in North and North-Western parts of Delhi. Both companies also plan an extensive awareness and training program to encourage adoption of proper installation of circuit protection devices – ELCB (earth-leakage circuit breaker) and MCB (miniature circuit breakers). The synergy between prominent electrical distribution company and leading electrical brand in the country shall ensure safety from electricity hazards.
Sanjay Banga, CEO, Tata Power-DDL, said, “Tata Power-DDL is committed to consumer safety and has joined hands with Havells to drastically reduce the electricity related accidents which result in loss of life and property. I urge all consumers to install a suitable device for earth leakage protection at their homes/ premises. To further reinforce the need of electricity safety, we will also be sensitizing consumers and arranging for trainings of local electricians on the importance and implementation of safe technology.”
ELCBs are extremely critical in ensuring human safety as they protect people from current leakage. Today, people are surrounded by electrical devices and most of them are not aware about the hazards that come along, due to lack of proper protection devices not being used. Delhi has recorded maximum electrical related fatalities over the last decade. Deploying MCB is the most common practice that is followed to ensure protection of electrical devices from short circuit and overload. However, MCB does not ensure safety of the users when it comes to current leakage. As per the Regulatory Guidelines (DERC), ELCBs are a must, as no new connection will be energised in Delhi unless a suitable earth leakage protection device has been installed at consumer premises.
Saurabh Goel, President, Havells India Ltd, commented, said, “We are extremely delighted to partner with Tata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd for distribution of electrical protection devices in their distribution region. Havells being a responsible company always prioritises user safety and hence is the only company which provides a 6-year warranty on miniature circuit breakers (MCB) and earth leakage circuit breaker (ELCB/RCCB) if used along with Havells Distribution Board. The association will help us sensitise consumers on the need to incorporate best in class protection devices in their homes and together we shall ensure that consumers are aware of the use of ELCB through Tata Power-DDL Customer Care Centers.”
Havells plans to reach out to the 6,000 consumers applying for new connections every month on an average along with 17 lakh residential and industrial users of Tata Power-DDL. The primary focus of Havells lies on human safety devices which includes residual current circuit breaker (ELCB/RCCB), socket residual-current device (RCD) and portable residual current device (PRCD).
Being a power distribution company for North and North-West Delhi, Tata Power-DDL works closely with electricians, resident welfare associations and industrial welfare associations to spread awareness about various good practices for installation and usage. Generally, electrical problems are caused due to short circuits, overload, current leakage and voltage fluctuations. Necessary precautions such as ELCB/RCCB of 30mA sensitivity must be taken so that human life is not harmed from any such threats. The electrical leakage circuit breaker will be made available across all 12 Tata Power-DDL Customer Care Centers at subsidised price from October 1, 2019.
Havells India Ltd - a leading fast moving electrical goods (FMEG) company) – manufactures a range of products such as industrial & domestic circuit protection switchgear, cables & wires, motors, fans, power capacitors, luminaires, modular switches, water heaters and domestic appliances. Havells India - which owns brands like Havells, Crabtree and Standard - recently became the first Indian electrical company to be included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index Emerging Markets.