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3151 BUILDING AND FIRE INSPECTORS
 


    Building and fire inspectors, on behalf of the government or industrial and other enterprises, inspect new and existing houses, industrial plant, hotels and other buildings and structures to ensure compliance with building, grading and zoning laws and with approved plans, specifications and standards, or inspect fire-prevention systems and investigate fire sites to determine cause of fire.

    Tasks include -

    (a) advising those erecting buildings and other structures on the implementation of building, grading and zoning laws, as well as other rules concerning quality and safety of buildings;

    (b) inspecting buildings and structures during and after construction to ensure that they comply with building, grading, zoning and safety laws and approved plans, specifications and standards, as well as with other rules concerning quality and safety of buildings;

    (c) inspecting existing buildings and structures to determine whether lack of proper maintenance, housing violations or hazardous conditions exist;

    (d) inspecting industrial plant, hotels, cinemas and other buildings and structures to detect fire hazards and advise on how they can be removed;

    (e) advising on the installation of fire detectors and sprinkler systems and the use of materials in the construction of buildings and means of transportation to reduce risk of fire and extent of damage and danger if fire occurs:

    (f) investigating fire sites to determine cause of fire;

    (g) performing related tasks;

    (h) supervising other workers.

    Examples of the occupations classified here:

  • Inspector, building

  • Inspector, fire

  • Specialist, fire prevention


  • Some related occupations classified elsewhere:

  • Fire-fighter - 5161


   
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 Updated 18 September 2004, by VA.