Safety Management Systems at HWPs

Heavy Water Board has well established Safety Management Systems at Plant level ensuring that all plant activities are carried out in safe manner. Excellent safety record of HWPs is outcome of its effective Safety Management System and strong safety culture with commitment of work force towards safety.

Operation of Heavy Water Plants involves handling of large quantity of hazardous chemicals. The risk associated with it, is considerably eliminated by incorporation of design safety features during design & engineering and adoption of operational and administrative safety measures during commissioning & operation of the plants. Experience gained in the course of operation of the plants is further helping in safe operation of the plants. Accidents statistics of HWPs shows their better performance compared to other similar size hazardous chemical industries in India.

HWB/HWPs are regularly carrying out several activities with regards to Industrial Safety, Health & Environment Management such as conducting HWPs’ Safety & Environment In-charges’ Meet, Emergency Exercises, Periodic Refresher Training on Safety, Fire & First Aid, Training to Contract Workers, Safety & Environment Audits.

All operating Heavy Water Plants are accredited with OHSAS 18001 (Occupational Health and Safety Management System), ISO 9001 (Quality Management System) and ISO 14001 (Environment Management System).

Last updated on: 09-Apr-2019