Jusco employees perform a nukkad natak on the occasion of National Safety Day on the company premises on Monday. Picture by Bhola Prasad
Safety Awareness for Everyone (SAFE), a club that works towards spreading the message of safety, on Monday announced that they would start focusing on accident-prone stretches of the city.
Members of the club — an autonomous body backed by Tata Steel’s ergonomics department — said they would soon start conducting surveys and in-depth analysis on killer stretches, in an attempt to find out reasons behind mishaps and come up with steps to check them.
The club, which works extensively with its member schools and colleges to drill the importance of following rules at home, on campus and especially on roads, is already in talks with the district administration in this regard.
“We are in talks with administrative officials to give us access to some monthly data that pinpoints areas which are most prone to mishaps. We know that there are areas in the city that are prone to accidents. What we want to know is why do these mishaps repeat themselves. Once we have a reason we will launch awareness campaigns in the area or among a particular target group,” Chandra Sharan, the convener of SAFE Club said.
Citing an example, Chandra said if there were more number of road accidents in Kadma in one particular month, they would target students from various Kadma schools and hold awareness campaigns or hold nukkad nataks in market areas.
Some of the roads that are most commonly known as accident-prone in the city are the stretches near Hathi-Ghoda Temple near Mango, Bhuiyandih Litti Chowk and the Jugsalai-Bistupur Road.
The club has also roped in a fresh batch of 30 trainers who have been entrusted with the responsibility of training school teachers in building safety and fire safety.
The club also wants to spread wings and make its presence felt in 20 project schools that cater to students from economically weaker sections of the society.
The SAFE Club, ever since its inception in 2004, has been growing.
The club last year made its way into various cradles of higher learning, with one of its members, Jamshedpur Women’s College, on Monday celebrating National Safety Day on its campus.
The array of celebrations held during the day included corporate safety officials of Tata Steel sharing their knowledge with the students, besides a number of live demonstrations, which included one on ways to use a fire extinguisher.