PESCO awareness drive to educate linemen regarding work safety

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PESHAWAR: In order to promote safety culture among the technical staff of Peshawar Electricity Supply Company (PESCO), the management has initiated a special awareness drive for encouraging field staffers to take appropriate safety measures while performing their duties.

An official PESCO statement informed that, under the initiative, awards and prizes were given at the end of every month to the best field staffer for performing outstandingly well.

PESCO Cantt Division Executive Engineer Nadeem Afridi distributed recognition certificates among best performers, while cash prizes were also given to lineman Zafeer Gul and assistant lineman Sardar of University Town.

Speaking on the occasion, Nadeem Afridi had instructed all linemen and assistant linemen to use proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) during work on high and low transmission electricity wires.

The executive engineer also said that those who did not use the PPE would be punished, and those staffers who adopted complete safety measures would be rewarded accordingly. He said that all these steps and measures were not only meant for improving performances and services of PESCO, but its basic purpose was to provide security to linemen and other field staffers during the course of their duties.

The meeting was also attended and addressed by PESCO officers and other relevant officials.