What You Should Know About Electrical Fixtures

Check all electrical fixtures to ensure that they bear the mark of a recognized certification agency. Click here for marks

Before you start – 5 steps can protect your family and your home:

  1. Know the rules – ask about the Ontario Electrical Safety Code requirements for electrical wiring and installations.
  2. Ensure the power is off – always turn power off from the panel box, and use an approved tester to ensure power is off.
  3. Use approved products – look for the mark of a recognized certification agency on electrical products.
  4. If you are not familiar with your homes electrical system, or do not know who has done the electrical work in your home in the past, ESA recommends you consult a licensed electrical contractor about your homes electrical requirements.
  5. Arrange to have your electrical work inspected – as required by the Ontario Electrical Safety Code

The Electrical Safety Authority recommends the use of a licensed electrical contractor or electrician for electrical work in your home.

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