National Electric Power Regulatory Authority

Islamic Republic of Pakistan

HSE Vision

Power with Safety, to achieve zero incident goal in Power Sector by adopting the most effective and proactive HSE practices to ensure safe, reliable, and sustainable power services in Pakistan

HSE Mission

We are committed to monitor and assess Licensees HSE performance to:
  • Protect the lives and well-being of consumers, employees, and contractors;
  • Minimize any impact on the environment;
  • Minimize damage to equipment and property;
  • Minimize interruptions to power supply and economic losses in Pakistan

HSE Expectations & Outcomes

  • Protect the lives and the well-being of consumers, employees, and contractors;
  • Reduce licensee incidents, power interruptions, and their cost;
  • Minimize chances of legal action against Licensees;
  • Improve Licensees productivity and quality;
  • Enhance the skills and competency of Licensee employees and contractors;
  • Enhance Licensees' goodwill and reputation in the power industry of Pakistan.

HSE Glimpses

HSE Initiatives

  • Developed a world-class Power Safety Code for Generation, Transmission, and Distribution licensees;
  • Developed a Safety Manual for DISCO's based on NFPA-70E;
  • Developed HSE forms and criteria for the monitoring and assessment of Licensees' HSE performance;
  • Developed the HSE Data Exchange Portal to facilitate the timely submission of Licensees’ reports;
  • Developed NEPRA's HSE webpage at NEPRA Website to raise awareness, share incident alerts, and initiatives;
  • Developed and launched a safety awareness campaign for Electricians, the Public, and Distribution Companies;
  • Conducted industry-specific HSE webinars for Power Industry regarding PPE, Electrical Circuits and Apparatus, Emergency Management, Environmental Management, Working at Height, Office Safety, HSE Legal Compliance Register, Workplace Stress Management, Temporary Protective Grounding, Team Building, Electrical Safety in workplace based on NFPA 70E, Isolation and permit to work, Transmission & Distribution Network Protection, ISO-45001, and Incident Investigation;
  • Published Incident Alerts as Lessons Learned;
  • Support Licensees with technical assistance in HSE and clarifying/interpreting codes and standards.
  • Performed the annual HSE performance evaluation of licensees in 2021 and 2022;
  • Based on HSE Ranking, the Honorable Authority presented awards to top HSE performing organizations;
  • Conducted Site HSE performance evaluation of licensees to verify implementation;
  • Developed a Fire Equipment Inspection system for NEPRA as per NFPA-10 Code to ensure readiness;
  • Following-up DISCO’s HSE Targets and Action Plans to improve safety culture;
  • Developed a pocket-sized “Safety Handbook” in the Urdu language for the Line Staff of Distribution companies;
  • Developed a Job Safety Analysis checklist in Urdu language for distribution companies to identify potential hazards and applicable precautions while working in the field.