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Toronto Hydro CR Report 2016

OUR CITY Complying with Provincial Safety Regulations Toronto Hydro must comply with the Electrical Distribution Safety requirements set out in Ontario Regulation 22/04. The regulation establishes safety requirements for the design, construction and maintenance of electrical distribution systems. To ensure compliance, Toronto Hydro is subject to an annual audit conducted by a third-party approved by the Electrical Safety Authority (ESA). The purpose of the audit is to: • Assess adherence to Sections 4 to 8 of Ontario Regulation 22/04 • Evaluate the appropriateness of processes to comply with the safety standards set out in the regulation • Determine if Toronto Hydro follows its internal processes Toronto Hydro must submit an annual Declaration of Compliance to the Electrical Safety Authority certifying compliance with sections 3, 9, 10, 11 and 12 of Ontario Regulation 22/04. In 2015 and 2016, Toronto Hydro successfully completed both the Audit and Declaration of Compliance and for the third and fourth consecutive years, Toronto Hydro achieved full compliance (without any findings of non-compliance or areas in need of improvement). Action plans were developed to address some general observations that surfaced during the audit, underscoring the culture of continual improvement at Toronto Hydro. ESA Inspections The ESA conducts periodic due diligence inspections on recently completed construction projects. The objective of these inspections is to ensure that Toronto Hydro’s construction sites have been left in a safe manner and that work has been completed in accordance with the corresponding plan, work instruction and design standards. In 2015 and 2016, the ESA conducted 11 due diligence inspections and Toronto Hydro was compliant with Ontario’s regulations in all cases. G4-PR2 Addressing safety concerns from the ESA The ESA conducts random inspections on Toronto Hydro’s electrical infrastructure across the city. If an inspection raises a potential safety concern, the ESA will issue a formal letter with a required date of response. In 2015 and 2016, Toronto Hydro resolved 40 potential safety concerns raised by the ESA within the prescribed timelines. Concerns varied in nature and included situations like a fallen tree resting on secondary conductors and a rotting pole. 44 TORONTO HYDRO I 2016 CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY REPORT


Toronto Hydro CR Report 2016
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