A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between Tata Housing and National Safety Council of India (NSC) on 29 May 2013 in order to create awareness in regard to environment, health and safety (EHS) in area of real estate industry.
The MoU was signed between Brotin Banerjee, MD and CEO Tata Housing and V B Sant, Director General, National Safety Council of India.
Objective of the MoU
• The primary objective of the signed MoU is exchanging technical expertise between Tata Housing and National Safety Council of India (NSC).
• Also, the objective is that Tata Housing and NSC should work together in order to make environment, health and safety (EHS) a mandatory standard for the realty sector.
Initiatives to be taken under MoU
Under the signed MoU, certain initiatives will be taken which include co-production of multilingual high impact environment, health and safety (EHS) films as well as certain other training aids which are tailor-made to workforce requirements as well as development of the EHS audit rating system for realty projects.
A research conducted recently found out that in Indian construction sector, the Fatal Accident Frequency Rate (FAFR) is 15.8 for 1000 employees in comparison to 0.23 in US.