The Central Electricity Authority on 15th November 2022, has published the Central Electricity Authority (Safety Requirements for Construction, Operation and Maintenance of Electrical Plants and Electric Lines) (Amendment) Regulations, 2022.
This regulation shall be applicable to generating companies, transmission licensees, distribution licensees, Central Transmission Utility, State Transmission Utilities or any person.”
The amendment is brought under regulation 4 which deals with safety provisions relating to owner in which the Owner shall obtain accreditation of electric plants with IS-18001 certification and the owner shall set up a sound and scientific safety management system which shall include Formulation of written statement of policy in respect of safety and health of employees, duly signed by owner, shall be displayed at conspicuous places at the premises.
Further under regulation 7 which deals with Safety provisions relating to contractor in which it has notified that in case of any accident, the contractor shall immediately submit a state of the same to the Owner and the safety officer, containing the details of the accident, any injury or casualities, extent of property damage and remedial action taken to prevent recurrence.
A new regulation 12 which deals with safety audit has been notified as follows:
Safety audit of generating stations shall be periodically carried out every two years by an accreditated third party and the audit report shall be sent to the Authority and the Authority through a designated officer may verify such reports by physical site inspections as and when required.