Ontario Electrical Safety Code 28th Edition - Public Consultation

The Ontario Electrical Safety Code (OESC) is a critical component to ensuring safe electrical installations in Ontario. For Licensed Electrical Contractors and do-it-yourselfers, it’s an essential tool for any electrical work. 

ESA sought the views of contractors, consumers, businesses and other stakeholders on all proposed amendments to the OESC. The consultation ran from Monday, March 15 to Thursday, April 29, 2021.


Consultation Feedback

The Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) thanks all stakeholders who submitted comments and feedback during the public consultation on proposed amendments to the Ontario Electrical Safety Code (OESC). 

The document below reflects the comments received along with resolution. The revised proposal drafts are based on ESA’s review of the feedback received during the public consultation and discussion with Ontario Provincial Code Committee (OPCC).

OESC 28th Edition: Public Consultation Feedback and Resolution

After ESA’s Board of Directors endorses these changes, they will be submitted to the provincial Government for review and approval. ESA is recommending to the provincial Government that the OESC 28th edition come into effect May 2022.


Proposed amendments to the Ontario Electrical Safety Code

With the adoption of a new Code every three years, ESA reviews the OESC and seeks input on proposed specific amendments that contribute to the electrical safety of Ontarians. 

The proposed changes for the next version of the OESC, pending government approval, to be in effect is May 2022.