The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has come out with a handbook in a bid to create awareness about electrical safety and provide technical guidance for wiring installations in buildings.
It has also simplified a technical document on National Building Code of India 2016 (NBC 2016) in which all provisions relating to planning, design, construction and operation and maintenance of buildings are covered.
That apart, the BIS has come out with three pamphlets for creating awareness among general public about their rights and duties while constructing their own home or buying one from a builder are also developed.
The handbook and pamphlets were released by food and consumer affairs minister Piyush Goyal during the fourth Governing Council Meeting of BIS recently, an official statement said.
The handbook on 'Safety in Electrical Installations' -- jointly developed by BIS and International Cooper Association (ICA) India -- will help electrical engineers and technicians to understand the basic need and procedure for safe and reliable electrical low-voltage installations.
In order to promote the use of NBC 2016, the simplified guide for using the Code has been brought out by BIS for all stakeholders like academicians, students, building authorities, builders, and most importantly building professionals like architects, engineers, plumbers, etc.