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MEA inspects water drainage facilities to avoid mishaps during monsoon

By THE NATION

 

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The Metropolitan Electricity Authority (MEA) conducted safety inspections of a drainage tunnel under Bang Sue Canal, the authorities said.

 

On July 9, Samrerng Chiewchukul, MEA deputy governor, together with officials from Bangkok Water Drainage Office inspected the electrical system in the drainage tunnel under Bang Sue Canal located in Dusit district to ensure that equipment is working optimally and safely during the rainy season.

 

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“As the provider of electricity and related services in Bangkok, Nonthaburi and Samut Prakarn areas, MEA is committed to ensuring that all facilities related to public utilities are functioning at 100 per cent capacity, especially during rainy season when flash flood and heavy rains may damage electrical equipment,” he said.

 

“MEA has dispatched staff to monitor 10 water drainage facilities and 492 drainage tunnels in Bangkok and surrounding areas to provide emergency services in case of equipment malfunctions at anytime of the day.”

 

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If you witness damaged electrical equipment or powerlines at these facilities, contact MEA Call Centre 1130 or Facebook: @Metropolitan.Electricity.Authority, Line: @meathailand, Twitter: @mea_news or via the MEA Smart Life mobile application, which is available at http://onelink.to/measmartlife

 

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3 hours ago, webfact said:

The Metropolitan Electricity Authority (MEA) conducted safety inspections of a drainage tunnel under Bang Sue Canal, the authorities said.

Safety inspections?

It's good to see all four in the photo wearing masks. However, only two of them are wearing hard-hats.

Perhaps the two without are used to being dumped on from a great height.

 

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21 minutes ago, bluesofa said:

Safety inspections?

It's good to see all four in the photo wearing masks. However, only two of them are wearing hard-hats.

Perhaps the two without are used to being dumped on from a great height.

 

What is the use of wearing hard hats ? I get it in construction sites. But just a normal place not construction place with no ongoing renovation ?. Did i miss something ?

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17 minutes ago, robblok said:

What is the use of wearing hard hats ? I get it in construction sites. But just a normal place not construction place with no ongoing renovation ?. Did i miss something ?

Why would two of them be wearing hard-hats and two not? If it's a safety concern, then they should all be wearing them.

 

Apparently they were inspecting "a drainage tunnel under Bang Sue Canal". What if some pieces of degrading concrete, or rusting metal fittings were to fall from above.

You can't be too careful - well two can and the other two can't.

 

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1 hour ago, robblok said:

What is the use of wearing hard hats ? I get it in construction sites. But just a normal place not construction place with no ongoing renovation ?. Did i miss something ?

Yes, you may have. Thai Labor Law/Employee Safety requires safety equipment for many professions and environments. The absence in many instances is due to a lack of education, enforcement and consequence for non-compliance.

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Obviously the two not wearing hats are wearing the much more effective buddha amulets. 

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3 hours ago, bluesofa said:

Why would two of them be wearing hard-hats and two not? If it's a safety concern, then they should all be wearing them.

2 arrived on a motorbike... 

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