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P7 - Enforcing Building Regulations

Criteria - discuss the powers of local authority building control officers and approved inspectors

 

 

Task

Your MD has asked you to prepare a report to clarify what powers Building Control Officers and Approved Inspectors have, in your report you should address the following:

  1. What is the difference between a Building Control Officer and an Approved Inspector?
  2. When and why did Approved Inspectors start working?
  3. What powers do the two types of inspector have?
  4. How much notice will they give to put something right on site?
  5. Who is responsible for correcting the works?
  6. What will the inspector do if the works are not made safe?

 

 

Page 429 of the text book will help you with this.