What will it take to make India Electrical Fire Safe? | Shreegopal Kabra EXCLUSIVE
Electrical fire safety is a critical aspect. Despite this, it is, unfortunately, true that safety has not always been given the importance it deserves. This can be due to various reasons, including cost considerations, lack of awareness, and most importantly the absence of a ‘safety culture’.
Here, in an exclusive interview with mojo4industry, Shreegopal Kabra, Managing Director & Group President of RR Global said, “Electrical fire safety is the biggest challenge in our country. After a road accident, the highest death (happens in the country) is because of fire.”
Mr Kabra observes that most of the deaths during an electrical fire are caused by suffocation and low visibility due to toxic smoke emanating from burning wire casings. It is proven that normal PVC wires are not safe to use as they are prone to emanating toxic fumes. Even the much-hyped Flame Retardant Low Smoke (FRLS) wires also generate smoke when they come in contact with the naked flame. “There is no wire such call is FRLS anywhere in the world – FRLS are slightly modified PVC wires,” Mr Kabra claims.
He further recommends, “The Government should come up with very strict norms. Also, the consultants should realise that they are appointed not to save the cost but to create safe buildings because the people who are hiring them do not know about the products.”
WATCH THE EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW!
Comments are closed.