Week 2: Building Safety Professionals and You
Do you know a building safety professional? Chances are, you’ve come across some. These people play an important role in keeping our homes, schools and businesses safe.
Who are Building Safety Professionals?
- Building safety professionals include building inspectors of all kinds, building officials, plans examiners, permit technicians, fire marshals and more.
- Building safety professionals are constantly training and keeping up with the latest codes and standards.
- Many building safety professionals have experience as architects, engineers, contractors or even government officials.
- There are many paths available to become a building safety professional.
What do they do?
Building safety professionals provide guidance and advice to architects, engineers and contractors to help them bring building projects to life while ensuring safety for occupants and residents.
Building Safety Professionals:
- Protect the public through their commitment to building safety.
- Enforce code compliance to educate and ensure safety standards.
- Preform safety checks that protect your home from emergencies before disasters strike.
- Play a roll in community planning decisions as a connection between government, business and built environment partners.
When to Call a Professional
Always check with your local building department before beginning home improvement projects. Many home improvement projects require permits, such as electrical, mechanical, structural or plumbing work. Follow up inspections provide a measure of safety to protect your life and property.
Information provided by the International Code Council.
Learn more about building permits, inspections and more in Coon Rapids.
Learn more about Building Safety Month Week 2.