ELECTRICAL (OPERATION) DEPARTMENT OF SDAH DIVISION CONDUCTS INITIATIVE SESSION ON MENTAL STABILITY FOR LOCO PILOTS AND FAMILIES PROMOTING PROPER REST AND POSITIVE BEHAVIOURAL PATTERNS FOR ENHANCED SAFETY

The Electrical Department (Operation) of Eastern Railway's Sealdah Division organized an informative initiative session at Sealdah Seminar Hall to address the importance of mental stability and alertness among loco pilots. The session, attended by loco pilots and their family members, focused on promoting adequate rest at home and maintaining positive behavioural patterns both at home and during duty hours.

The initiative aligns with Sealdah Division's commitment to the well-being of its employees and their families. Recognizing the irregular nature of loco pilots' work, the Electrical Department aims to foster a supportive environment that promotes mental well-being and contributes to overall safety on the railways for passenger services.

The session was conducted under the overall guidance of Divisional Railway Manager, Sealdah, Sri Deepak Nigam and the leadership of SR.. DEE/Operation Sealdah.

  • In this session, the following points were discussed : -

1. PROMOTING ADEQUATE REST AT HOME: Loco pilots' long and often irregular working hours can significantly impact their overall well-being. The initiative emphasized the importance of establishing a regular sleep schedule and maintaining a healthy lifestyle outside of work. This includes engaging in regular physical activity, adopting a balanced diet, and practicing relaxation techniques.

2. MAINTAINING POSITIVE BEHAVIOURAL PATTERNS: The session also delved into the significance of cultivating positive behavioural patterns, both at home and during duty hours. This encompasses fostering open communication within families, managing stress effectively, and seeking support when needed.

3. ENHANCING MENTAL STABILITY AND ALERTNESS: By promoting adequate rest and positive behavioural patterns, the initiative aims to enhance the mental stability and alertness of loco pilots. Well-rested and mentally balanced loco pilots are better equipped to handle the demanding responsibilities of their jobs, contributing to safer and more efficient railway operations for the passengers.

Positive Feedback from Loco Pilots and their families: The initiative has been met with positive feedback from loco pilots and their families. Many have expressed appreciation for the valuable insights and practical advice provided during the session.

The Electrical (Operation) Department remains committed to providing loco pilots and their families with the resources and support they need to maintain their mental well-being. The initiative session marks a significant step towards fostering a positive and supportive work environment that prioritizes the safety and well-being of all employees.

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