24 Jan On May 1, the 25th edition of the Ontario Electrical Safety Code (OESC) will come into effect. This edition includes amendments that. 1 May MISSISSAUGA, ON, May 1, Electrical Safety Authority Issues Ontario Electrical Safety Code (25th Edition). Can someone point me to the link or private message me on where to find the Ontario Electrical Safety Code 25th / PDF so that i can.

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I reference this book as well. RFD discounts for Schluter products. If the ESA was truly about safety as their name suggests, the electrical code would be freely available online in its entirety, to ensure everyone has the knowledge to safely do electrical work, as they are legally entitled to as homeowners. I’d say it’s far more dangerous for someone to dabble without knowing anything of what the rules and standards are, no? It’s just a way to extort cash. You shouldn’t have to buy an aftermarket product because it’s easier than the official way.

I’m saying if their sole interest is SAFETY, as they suggest, they would want everyone to be as informed as possible, and not put up barriers to that knowledge.


For bigger jobs, I’d just hire an electrician anyway.

Congrats to the Winners! I’m looking to do my own electrical work on my older home. I fully understand and support charging for a printed copy of the code. And who outside of lawyers really needs to read them, right?

But if it was truly about safety, they’d post a PDF freely online, as it costs them nothing to do so. Rotate image Save Cancel.

Sort by Author Post time Ascending Descending. Why would anyone possibly need to know every tiny nuance of the law about driving on our highways?

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Otherwise, hire a lawyer! I’m trying to do it right, keep things on a budget, and learn at the same time. Yep, that shows what BS it is. It should be the other way around, the full law which it essentially is should be free to all, and if you want to pay for a “for dummies” version that summarizes it, then you pay for that convenience.

That costs money to develop, produce, package, etc. I haven’t ran into anything missing yet – I haven’t needed to do anything too strange yet. I also picked this up, great book if you can get past the writers terrible cheesy sense of humor. After all, a ton of effort went into writing those.


Could you imagine if you had to pay hundreds of dollars to read the laws of our country?

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Whether someone should be ‘dabbling’ or not is besides the point – that is what permits and inspections safetyy for. Why is this law hidden behind a pay wall, while every other one is free and open? Display posts from previous: I’m not saying electricians should never be used, they provide a great service and are often required.

The electrical safety code is law in Ontario. If they actually cared, they’d make it free online just like the building code.


It is, however, incomplete and there are a lot of things the book does not cover that are good to know. Yet, they charge absurd amounts to view it, probably in the interest of electrical unions – no homeowner is going to pay that much when they can just hire an electrician to do a one hour job for less. What we do in life echoes in Eternity