Open Up the Cottage Safely this Weekend!

15 May 2020
The first long weekend of the summer is nearly here, and that means many Canadians are gearing up for outdoor activities like barbecuing, home and garden work, camping, boating, and opening cottages. This long weekend typically delivers lovely weather and a whole extra day to work through your cottage opening to-do list. ESA offers some practical safety tips for cottage opening and wants to remind everyone to be proactive with safety.

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Electrical Safety Authority
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The laws regarding electrical work exist to help keep the public safe from electrical harm. And the Ontario Electrical Safety Code exists to prevent risks of electrical injuries and to ensure electrical installations are done properly.

If anyone is aware of electrical work being done outside the law, we ask that they report it to ESA immediately - and you can do so confidentially. ESA looks into each and every one of these reports.

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