Korea Electrical Safety Corp. (KESCO) held the “2023 Korea Electrical Safety Grand Prix” ceremony on Sept. 7 and 29 orders and other government prizes were presented to individuals and organizations which have contributed to nurturing the electrical safety industry and enhancing safety management.
KESCO said the Order of Industrial Service Merit, Silver Tower went to Senior Executive Vice President Kim Jae-yeol of Samsung Electronics Device Solutions Business in recognition of his contribution to the development of the national industry by building semiconductor production and supply infrastructure through activities to prevent breakdown of electrical equipment and promote their safety operation.
Vice President Choi Hyun of HD Hyundai Electric and Dongeun President Park Sung-soon were presented with the Industrial Service Medal in recognition of securing the national competitiveness of the distribution equipment industry through localization and contributing to preventing electrical disasters and settling awareness toward electrical safety.
The awards ceremony took place with about 200 people in attendance. Among the people on hand at the event were award winners, Deputy Minister Cheon Young-gil of the Office of Energy Policy at the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE), KESCO President Park Ji-hyun,
President Lim Hae-jong of Korea Gas Safety Corp., Senior Executive Vice President Lee Joon-ho of the Safety Business Division at Korea Electric Power Corp.
Thirteen government orders and medals, including the Order of Industrial Service Merit, Silver Tower, and 10 other prizes, including the MOTIE minister’s awards, were presented during 2023 Korea Electrical Safety Grand Prix.
KESCO President Park Ji-hyun said, “KESCO will build standards and tools for the establishment of energy security and upgrade electrical safety management regime through digital transition coupled with future technology convergence and we will join efforts to promote people’s safety by accelerating R&D efforts to cope with future energy environment changes.”
KESCO Introduces Global Electrical Safety Standards to Prevent Electrical Fires and Falls
Korea Electrical Safety Corp. revised part of Korea Electric Safety Code (KESC), guidelines for detailed check and inspection of electrical equipment and the amendment went into force on Sept. 7.
Preemptive electric safety standards to secure safety of electrical equipment and prevent the fall of persons in charge were worked out over opinion gathering and hearings electrical industry circles had hosted since March.
Among 133 cases involving the revision are inaugurating of standards for allowing the qualification of the construction of heating lines only to registered electrical companies and creating standards on outdoor H-type residential and commercial equipment pieces.
More than 300 cases of fires taking place every year are related to heating lines designed to prevent freeze and burst and on-the-job accidents accounted for 37 percent or 874 deaths, including 322 deaths related to falls.
KESCO President Park Ji-hyun said, “KESCO will continue to upgrade safety standards to global levels by eliminating gaps between check and inspection standards and sites through communication with electrical industry circles and introducing new technologies.”
KESCO Spearheads Integrity Drive by Declaring September as ‘Month of Anti-Corruption and Integrity’
Korea Electrical Safety Corp. on Sept. 4 declared September as the “Month of Anti-Corruption and Integrity” and decided anti-corruption and integrity policies during the month at KESCO headquarters in Jeonju.
During the ceremony, KESCO declared its strong determination to spread integrity and uproot corruption and malpractices inside and outside, a move to establish itself as a public entity trusted by people.
KESCO President Park Ji-hyun said, “KESCO will spearhead efforts to establish sound social ethics and fulfill its roles and responsibility as a public entity.”