ELECTROCUT­IONS DOWN BY 50% IN 2018; COM­PARED TO 2012 - PUCSL

IN 2018; PUCSL

Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka) - - FRONT PAGE - BY SANDUN A. JAYASEKERA

Sri Lanka has re­duced electrocut­ions by 50 per cent to 89 in 2018 com­pared with the electrocut­ions re­ported in 2012, the Pub­lic Util­i­ties Com­mis­sion of Sri Lanka (PUCSL) said yes­ter­day.

SOUTH­ERN PROV­INCE RE­PORTS THE HIGH­EST ELECTROCUT­IONS IN 2018

The reg­u­la­tor for elec­tric­ity in­dus­try, PUCSL says in its re­port Elec­tro­cu­tion – 2018, that Sri Lanka re­ported 180 electrocut­ions in the year 2012.

The lat­est sta­tis­tics show, males are more ex­posed to electrocut­ions as 83% from to­tal electrocut­ions re­ported in 2018 were males. “Ac­cord­ing to the in­ter­na­tional bench­mark, the pos­si­bil­ity of oc­cur­ring elec­tro­cu­tion is only one (01) elec­tro­cu­tion for one mil­lion peo­ple, per year. In 2012, Sri Lanka was at the po­si­tion of nine (09) electrocut­ions for one mil­lion peo­ple which has now re­duced to five (5) electrocut­ions for one mil­lion peo­ple per year by 2018,” the PUCSL re­port said.

As the safety reg­u­la­tor of the in­dus­try the PUCSL has taken var­i­ous mea­sures to aware the pub­lic on the safe use of elec­tric­ity and has in­tro­duced many reg­u­la­tory tools in­clud­ing the frame­work for li­cens­ing of elec­tri­cians in Sri Lanka, na­tional stan­dard for plugs and sock­ets in Sri Lanka, rules and reg­u­la­tions with re­gard to the min­i­mum dis­tance of power lines to the premises and etc. to cre­ate an elec­tri­cal safety en­vi­ron­ment for pub­lic and premises.

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