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QC mayor orders inspection of old electricQC mayor orders inspection of old electrical connections in schoolsal connections in schools

Friday, July 27, 2012

QC mayor orders inspection of old electricQC mayor orders inspection of old electrical connections in schoolsal connections in schools


To ensure students as well as school personnel safe from fire, the Quezon City government has intensified its inspection of public schools to fix and rehabilitate poor electrical wiring installed some 30 years ago or more.
The order came from Mayor Herbert “Bistek” Bautista after he was briefed by the city engineering office on the current conditions of some school buildings all over the city, especially those that were built some decades ago.

Engineering department chief Joselito Cabungcal told reporters that public elementary and high schools built way back in the 1980s, 1970s and beyond are mostly fire-traps.

“Our thrust now is to inspect all old school buildings because of their poor electrical wiring system,” he said.
The move to conduct massive inspections of public school buildings came after a fire recently hit a public high school in Project 6 because of poor electrical wiring.

Initial investigation showed its electrical wiring was no longer suitable to the high power consumption of the school facility..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/index.php/metro-section/item/2071-qc-mayor-orders-inspection-of-old-electrical-connections-in-schools

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