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When Do Building Control Inspect?

When Do Building Control Inspect?

Are you about to embark on a building project and wondering when the building control inspector will show up? Or perhaps you’re just curious about the ins and outs of building inspections. Either way, you’ve come to the right place! In this blog post, we’ll cover everything you need to know about when building control inspectors inspect, what they look for during inspections, and why these inspections are essential for ensuring your safety and compliance with regulations. So grab a cup of coffee (or tea), sit back, and let’s dive into the world of building control inspections!

What is Building Control Inspect?

Building control inspection is an important part of maintaining the safety and health of occupants in a building. It’s also an important step in determining if a building needs to be inspected for code violations. Inspectors use a variety of techniques to determine if there are any code violations, including looking for defective or dangerous conditions, checking for fire hazards, and verifying compliance with regulations.

Inspection should be performed on a regular basis, depending on the type of building and its use. Buildings that are used for commercial purposes, such as grocery stores and department stores, should be inspected at least once per month. Schools, libraries, and other types of buildings that are used primarily for educational purposes should be inspected at least twice per year.

When is a Building Control Inspection Required?

A building control inspection is a required process in order to ensure the safety and health of occupants in a building. Inspections are typically conducted when there is a concern about a potential hazard or when there has been an accident.

What to Expect During a Building Control Inspection

When a building control inspection is required by state or local regulations, the inspector will typically conduct a walk-through of the building with a list of items to be checked. Items that may be inspected include: electrical systems, heating and cooling systems, ventilation, fire safety systems, elevators, stairs and handrails, structural components such as columns and beam supports, and building materials such as walls and ceilings.

Inspectors also check for hazardous conditions such as asbestos, lead paint, harmful chemicals, dangerous flammable liquids, explosive materials and more. If any problems are found during the inspection, the inspector will issue a report specifying what needs to be corrected.

How to Prepare for a Building Control Inspection

As a property owner or manager, it is important to be aware of when building control inspections are typically conducted in order to ensure that your property complies with all applicable regulations. Inspections can generally be classified as routine or follow-up inspections, and most often fall into one of these two categories.

Routine inspections are typically conducted once a year and are designed to identify any potential issues with the property that may need correction. Follow-up inspections may occur more frequently if there are any new concerns that have arisen since the last inspection, or if there are changes on the property that may require closer inspection.

In order to prepare for a building control inspection, it is important to identify any potential issues that may need attention. This can be done by reviewing previous inspection reports, contacting the relevant authorities (such as fire safety officials), and taking steps to correct any identified problems. Property owners should also make sure they have current documentation in accordance with currently applicable regulations (such as permit applications and fire safety plans).


Building control inspections should be performed during startup, whenever significant changes are made to the plant’s design or layout, and at least once a year. By following these guidelines, you can ensure that your plant remains in compliance with important safety regulations.