Safety Program Sponsors Make Fire Safety at Home a Focus

First Alert Kit

Habitat GTA’s Safety Program Sponsors, Enbridge Gas Distribution (sponsor since 2013), First Alert and CSA, have provided tremendous support to Habitat GTA on our build sites, in our ReStores and in our offices as part of this program, which has enabled Habitat GTA to really up its game when managing safety in all aspects of our organization. As a result of this focused attention on safety, we’re proud to share that Habitat for Humanity organizations across Canada recently won Silver in Canada’s Safest Employers awards, presented by Canadian Occupational Safety.

But when it comes to safety, there’s always more we can do. This year, our sponsors are introducing a new element to the safety program, which focuses on the safety of our Habitat homeowner families. This involves providing all new Habitat homeowner families with a fire safety kit complete with home fire extinguisher, carbon monoxide detector and smoke detector when they take possession of their new home, as well as educating them about the importance of having and practicing regularly a home safety escape plan.

“Safety within our organization and in the communities we serve is our highest priority. With that in mind, it’s a natural partnership where we work to ensure the highest standards of safety for all Habitat GTA activities on the construction site, in the office and at Habitat’s ReStores,” said Malini Giridhar, Vice President, Market Development and Public & Government Affairs at Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc. “We are proud and honoured to be the official Safety Sponsor in partnership with CSA Group and First Alert.”

First Alert, Enbridge and CSA Group have also created a video to educate families about the safety precautions they need to take in their homes to protect their families from fire and carbon monoxide poisoning.