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Role of ESA

The Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) is administrative authority mandated by the Government of Ontario to enhance public electrical safety in the province.  We are both a safety regulator and advocate.

Our powers and duties derive from The Electricity Act and The Safety and Consumer Statutes Administration Act including responsibility for four regulations:

 

ESA’s primary activities are: identifying and targeting leading causes of electrical safety risk; ensuring compliance with regulations; promoting awareness, education and training; and collaborating with stakeholders to improve the state of electrical safety in Ontario.

ESA is a private, not-for-profit corporation headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario with staff deployed across the province.    

Our work is guided by a five-year strategic plan and an annual business plan