BEGIC - In the first 6 months of 2020, the situation of violating safety corridor of high-voltage grid (SCHVG) and electrical accidents in Binh Duong province increased dramatically. Facing the above situation, Binh Duong Power Company coordinated with the Department of Industry and Trade to promote propaganda, prevent violations of grid safety corridors and raise awareness of preventing electrical accidents in the province.
According to the report, in the past 06 months, there were many pitiful electrical accidents in the province. Specifically, the incident due to violations of SCHVG was 27 cases, increased by 16 cases over the same period in 2019; incident due to constructing houses, installing signboards in violation of SCHVG was 02 cases; electrical accidents among people due to violations of the SCHVG was 02 cases.
Binh Duong Power Company inspected, detected, made minutes and promptly handled 86 cases of violations, made minutes of administrative violations for 18 cases and sent the local to sanction with a total amount of VND 255 million.
The main causes of SCHVG violations and electrical accidents are due to the rapid urbanization rate, construction works everywhere, while people are not really aware of the dangers of violating SCHVG, are not aware of the seriousness of the safety issues in using and operating electrical equipment, do not equip themselves or update their knowledge about electrical safety.
Mr. Ho Van Binh - Deputy Director of the Department of Industry and Trade of Binh Duong Province said that in the recent time, the Electricity sector has actively propagated and implemented many solutions to prevent electrical incidents and accidents, violations of SCHVG among people. Specifically, installing panels to warn electrical safety for people when detecting a works under construction, including motorized construction vehicles (cranes, backhoes, concrete pumps, etc.) constructed inside or outside the grid corridor in danger of violating SCHVG and causing accidents to people, grid incidents, warning about the danger of not paying attention to electrical safety knowledge in electricity use.
Distribute 50,000 leaflets to propagate SCHVG protection and safety of electricity use to households living along the grid corridor, request people and enterprises to sign commitments not to violate grid safety corridor for households living along the roads. Every week, the Binh Duong Radio and Television Station, Binh Duong Newspaper and the media agencies located in the province carry out many propaganda reports to warn electrical accidents among the people and incidents to the grid when violating SCHVG.
In order to remedy the situation of electrical accidents among the people and violations of SCHVG, in the coming time, the Steering Committee for Safety Protection of high-voltage grid works and implementation of electricity saving at all levels in Binh Duong province, the units managing and operating the grid continue to propagate the legal documents regulating electrical safety and Decision no. 18/2015/QD-UBND dated May 13, 2015 of Binh Duong provincial People's Committee on promulgating the Regulation on responsibilities for management of grid works and handling violations of electrical safety in Binh Duong province. Binh Duong Power Company regularly inspects the grid, promptly prevents new violations; resolutely handles the cases of intentional violations as regulated by the law. For the people, enterprises in the province, need to raise awareness about the compliance with the regulations on ensuring SCHVG and must enhance learning, implement safety measures in electricity use and prevent electrical accidents that may occur in the people, especially people must not be too subjective about safety in electricity use.