During the last 25 years, industrial activity in India has grown by leaves and bounds. We now have about a lac and half factories registered under the Factories Act 1948. These factories employee over 60 lac workers. In the wake of industrialization, new hazards incidental to the new plant and the processes have to be faced by workers. The management of the factories is required to take step to control the hazards and have to ensure that their employees are not adversely affected.
Several progressive employers have delegated this responsibility to specially employed officers variously designated as safety and security officers, safety and training officers and risk managers. Durgapur Society For Safety and Professional Education was innogurated in 1998 to bring such personnel together safety with a view to promote competency and efficiency among the professional taking to industrial safety function in the growing industries. Institution offers the sevices of its members to industries by organising Plant Safety Audits, Preparation of Safety Policy, On Site Emergency Plan, carring our Risk Analysis, Safety Training Programmes and practical instructions in Fire Fighting for factory personal at all levels.
Institution has been affiliated to the West Bengal State council of technical education and vocational training and skill development. Institution conduct classes for the advance diploma in industrial safety. On completion of the classes the Student of the institution appear at examination held by the West Bengal State council of technical education and vocational training and skill development in August September and February March in One year .
It is estimated that in West Bengal and in factories all over India several safety officers will be required. The number of officers required in bound to increase as the number of factories notified by the State Government increases and also the requirement of Safety Officers in Construction Industry (One Safety Officer for 500 Construction Workers).
Advanced Diploma in Industrial Safety :
Director of Technical Education has prescribed the syllabus for the Advance Diploma in Industrial Safety and the council hold the examination for the students of by the Institutions affiliated to the Council.
DSSPE conducts the classes for the Diploma for benefit of personnel already employed of Safety Officer in factories in the and around West Bengal. Of course even those employed otherwise then as safety officer and those not in employment are also admitted to the Courses, if otherwise qualified. DSSPE can take only 40 students each year.