Safety in any environment is very important. Industrial safety is no exception to the rule. Workers work in dangerous and risk-prone settings on a day to day basis. They work around heavy machinery, lift such machinery, work in environments prone to suffering explosions and blasts, work with dangerous equipment, work at extremely sky-rocketing heights and are at a constant risk of losing balance and falling. Apart from these cuts, burns, wounds, lacerations are also commonplace in industrial settings. Thus it is their own responsibility as much as it is their employer’s to make sure they are provided with appropriate safety equipment to at least lower the risk of meeting with any deadly accidents. No industrial work site can be completely accident free. But with the use of adequate safety gear and equipment, the occurrences of these accidents can be controlled. The severity of these accidents can be brought under control as well.
Industrial safety programs reduce the risk of injury and death by attempting to make sure that everyone knows and operates by the safest practices available.
No, no one can guarantee that there won’t be any injuries or deaths in ANY type of industrial setting. But by paying attention to established safety programs and procedures, the risk drops dramatically.
Today we are presenting the exclusive interview of Sanjeev Kumar from The Safety Master also known as TSM. TSM is a young and innovative startup working in the field of Industrial safety based in Bhiwadi, Rajasthan Area also a part of Delhi NCR. Sanjeev with an overall experience of more than 10+ years started this venture with just vision in his mind of Safer India better world.
Lets see what Sanjeev has to say about his venture and how his venture TSM is changing lives across Indian Industrial Segment.
1.What is the Name of Your Venture? Any specific reason for this name?
Our company name is TSM TheSafetyMaster Private Limited, and our trademark for the services is TheSafetyMaster™, the reason for opening this venture is nothing but the vision, Safer India-Better World. We want to reach to each home of India where we want to ensure that consumer safety, industrial safety and individual safety requirements are met.
2.Who is your target Audience/clients?
As of now All Industries especially chemical automobile etc, & their Industrial owners/people etc
3.Where is your venture based (city, state, country) & What are your geographical target areas?
We are based out of Bhiwadi Rajasthan which comes in Delhi NCR and serve pan India basis customers. We have an expansion plan to setup a sitting space of 20-25 employee in the current year 2018
4.What problems does your venture resolve? What are your products or services?
We provide Industrial safety management consulting, expert safety solution, training, coaching, in the five areas such as Behaviour based safety , process safety management, risk management, fire risk management, people safety management.
5.Share the idea or story behind the venture. How did it came to an existence? What motivated you to start your own venture?
Story starts like being the founder of the organization, I believe in equality to all my employees, value to customers and stakeholders, high quality in everything we deliver or do, ethics, vision for country and a great people oriented workplace which is the part of the development, we started with a vision of Safer India-Better World and we are doing fine as a s, we have more than approximately 50 clients till now like amazon, SRF, DCM Shriram, Aurobindo Pharma, Atlas Copco, Aditya Birla, GFL etc.. The idea to start the venture came from my experience, heart and larger vision to work for my country through my profession.
6.Who are your biggest competitors and how do you differentiate yourself from them?
We dont want to compete with anyone, we believe in collaboration and not competition, Definitely we will try our innovations to stay ahead.
7.How did you identify your co-founder? Tell us some thing about your co-founder/s
We are two directors on board as of now, my employees are our co-founders as they all are helping to make the company better everyday.
8.How did you hired your first team members? What skills Do you want in your employees/team?
I hire our team on running basis. We always looking for people who can do great ground work and are go getter, are innovative, qualified and talented and love the company.
9.What expansion plans are you looking for the next 2 years, next 5 years?
We are planning to put couple of offices In Indian market and we wish to see ourself as a great work place and a great company for our employees and customers. We want to achieve our vision and would like to move from industrial base to consumer based safety business.
10.What are your goals over the next 1, 3, 6 and 12 months?
We have some financial targets to achieve and we want to have a team base of 50 people in next 5-10 years
12.Have you raised any funding? Or have any plans for the funding?
Not yet and we are in the process.
13.What were the problems you faced during the starting days and how did you resolve them?
Hiring was one of the major problem, its very tough to find right talent for the right job and of course funding, acquiring the customers as a startup, staying ethical and seamless. But these challenges made us to do best and we will do best.
14.What was the most challenging part of your journey till now? How did you overcome those challenges?
Establishing a startup in India is itself one of the most challenging part.
15.Are you married, single or in a relationship?
I am married
16.What are your hobbies? What do you do in your non-work time?
My hobbies are meeting people and travelling, I love to spend time with the family.
17.Whats your favorite food & holiday destination?
Punjabi food and holiday destination is Meditation place or anyplace is good with my family.
18.Whom do you consider your idol or biggest motivator?
Mr. Ratan Tata
19.What do you feel is the major difference between entrepreneurs and those who work for someone else?
Its the mindset actually, I am also working with a company right now so there is no practical difference, I feel where ever you work, you should put your 100% and give your best and be honest for the company.
20.If you had the chance to start your career over again, what would you do differently?
I wont start my career again and I would work for my own company and retire from here else I would leave decision on God.
21.How has being an entrepreneur affected your family & Social life?
not really because my family has helped me a lot and they are very motivating and supportive.
22.Tell us something about your education & family background.
I am bachelor in technology in chemical engineering, and masters in chemical engineering, post graduate diploma in business management and have few certificates in safety from UK & Ireland. My family is based out of Haryana and I studied in Haryana, did my B.Tech-Chemical in Kurukshetra University and did my M.Engg.-Chemical in DCET, Panjab University Chandigarh. I come from a very simple, humble and basic village family where everyone works hard and they love family, people and country.
23.What is your USP which makes it unique & different from other start-ups in similar domains.
Currently the USP is innovation in our services, delivery network and differentiation in terms of safety services range and problem based solution. We feel customers are our top priority 24X7.
24. What do you think is the biggest threat to the success of small businesses & Start-ups today?
If you do not have good knowledge about your product or you don’t tend to change things whenever required by time, is the biggest threat.
25. Do you consider yourself successful and by what means do you measure success?
For me the success means the success of our company, business, employees and the fast profitable growth in our finances such as Flipkart Amazon Accenture etc. If you are able to achieve your vision in next five-Ten years, you can consider yourself as successful.
26.Please share complete name, address, phone number, email id & website of Your Business & Contact Person
Director & CEO
TSM TheSafetyMaster Pvt Limited
S221, Second Floor,
SPL 1/J, SunSquare Plaza
RIICO Industrial Area, RIICO Chowk
Land Line: +91-1493-220093
E-mail: [email protected]