In August 2009, the Electrical Safety Authority held a symposium on public safety concerns with respect to street lighting. An important outcome of this symposium was the creation of a committee of stakeholders to draft a Guideline for asset owners to help ensure public safety.
In March, 2011the committee completed the “Guidelines for the Design, Installation, Operation and Maintenance of Street Lighting Assets” after receiving considerable input from a wide range of stakeholders from across the province.
ESA reminds Ontario municipalities of their responsibility under the Ontario Electrical Safety Code (OESC) to maintain their street lighting assets and inspect for potential hazards that may pose a risk to the public. This Guideline could be used to assist your organization with the maintenance of your streetlight assets.
To view the Guidelines, please click on the link below:
To view Presentations made at the Street Lighting Symposium held December 7, 2011 introducing the new Guidelines to Stakeholders, please choose one of the links below:
Street Lighting Asset Guidelines Overview – Andrew Bloomfield, P.Eng, EnersourceContact Voltage Detection and Testing – David Kalokitis, Power Survey CompanyRoadway System Maintenance Program – James Fraser, Electrical Safety Authority