Keep your holidays merry and bright with these safety tips
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Nov. 21, 2022 /CNW/ - It's almost that time of year when friends and family gather to decorate and celebrate the holidays. While preparing for this holiday season, the Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) encourages Ontarians to put safety first when buying and installing festive lighting and décor.
"Holiday lights and decorations are a welcomed sight during the holidays, but before you put up last year's decorations or purchase new ones, ensure your loved one's safety by using electrical products with a certification mark, using the correct decoration type for indoor or outdoor, and checking for overhead powerlines before hanging lights outdoors," says Nansy Hanna, Senior Director, Engineering and Regulations, Electrical Safety Authority.
ESA has compiled a list of 10 safety tips to help you and your loved ones stay safe this holiday season:
More holiday safety tips can be found at https://esasafe.com/holidaysafety. Make this holiday season is one to remember for the right reasons.
In addition, if you suspect something wrong or unsafe with your seasonal electrical consumer product, you should immediately stop using it and contact Health Canada Consumer Products.
The Electrical Safety Authority's (ESA's) role is to enhance public electrical safety in Ontario. As an administrative authority acting on behalf of the Government of Ontario, ESA is responsible for administering specific regulations related to the Ontario Electrical Safety Code, the licensing of Electrical Contractors and Master Electricians, electricity distribution system safety, and electrical product safety. ESA works extensively with stakeholders throughout the province on education, training and promotion to foster electrical safety across the province.
More information on the Electrical Safety Authority can be found at www.esasafe.com, through https://twitter.com/homeandsafety and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ElectricalSafetyAuthority.
SOURCE Electrical Safety Authority