The Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) is an 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.