COVID-19 and Emergency Health Care Facilities
Effective immediately Electrical Safety Authority is waiving all fees charged for work related to:
- Constructing temporary emergency health care facilities using existing buildings or structures; and
- Installing wiring for medical equipment to support patients moved from hospital to home care
ESA is a not-for-profit, self-funded organization. That's why ESA charges for inspections and other services.
Revenues from these services support electrical safety education and cover ESA's operating expenses. Wiring notification fees cover the costs of processing these notifications of work and inspecting wiring work. They also go towards, among other activities:
- enforcing the Ontario Electrical Safety Code
- investigating Ontario Electrical Safety Code violations
- enforcement efforts against illegal work
- maintaining and updating the Code to cover technology or market changes
- public awareness efforts about safe electrical work.
2019 Fee Adjustments
ESA will not increase wiring fees in 2019. We keep in mind the effect of fee increases on all stakeholders, and our analysis shows we don't need to increase these fees. This will be the third year in a row that ESA has not raised wiring fees.
Electrical Inspection Fee Guide
The prices contained in the 2017 Fee Guide continue to be in effect until the launch of Risk-Based Oversight (RBO), July 6, 2020.