EFC and other leading industry organizations representing inspectors, contractors/installers, engineers and retailers, have banded together to form one collective group: ESFi Canada, to educate and inspire Canadians to embrace electrical safety.
ESFi Canada is a designated affiliate of Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFi), a non-profit organization dedicated exclusively to promoting electrical safety. ESFi engages in public education campaigns and establishes educational resources designed to meet the diverse needs of a variety of at-risk groups in homes, schools and in the workplace to reduce electrical-related fires, fatalities, injuries and property loss.
ESFi Canada has been formed by a committee of stakeholders that recognize the need for a national organization to serve as a resource and leading authority for electrical safety. ESFi Canada will leverage the visibility, history and success of ESFi in its efforts to promote electrical safety awareness in Canada.
ESFi Canada will provide a forum in which all participants in the electrical market can come
- Promote partnerships and develop programs on issues and proposals related to electrical safety;
- Facilitate the exchange of information and coordination of activities among all individuals and organizations with an interest in electrical safety (i.e. consistent messaging and the leveraging of resources);
- Promote electrical safety education, awareness, training in schools, communities and workplace environments;
- Encourage and support electrical safety research and development into mitigating technologies to reduce the occurrence of fatalities, injury and loss;
- Identify best practices related to electrical safety and promote their use;
- Encourage and support educators, employers, distributors, retailers and utilities and other community and professional organization in their efforts to promote electrical safety;
- Serve as a national resource and leading authority of information, incident data, awareness and advice for electrical workplace and home safety; and
- Provide a forum for dialogue and further understanding of the issues, causes and impacts of electrical injury, damage and loss across the country and internationally.