The buildings department in Christchurch is responsible for the safety of the city and the surrounding areas. They carry out Christchurch building inspections to ensure that all buildings in the city are up to code. They also undertake routine maintenance on all buildings and carry out routine inspections. They will investigate any concerns about a building or a health risk that may be present.
Buildings checks are carried out by the Building Safety and Standards Authority (BSSA). The inspectors carry out checks on the buildings every three years to make sure they meet the current national standard. They will inspect the roof and any other external structure of a building to make sure it is secure. They will carry out routine checks on all the electrical wiring and appliances in a building.
They will also carry out visual checks and tests on all fire doors and windows. They will also check on fire extinguishers, gas cylinders, smoke detectors and alarms and any other fire equipment.
They will also check on the safety of the elevators in a building and make sure that they are installed properly. They will carry out visual checks to make sure that all the doors and windows in a building are properly locked and secured. They will also check on the smoke alarms and make sure they are operational at all times.
They will also carry out routine building checks on the exterior and interior of buildings. They will inspect the heating systems, the drainage systems, any drainage systems and the ventilation systems. They will also carry out visual inspections on windows and doors and other areas in buildings.
Buildings checks are done regularly and you can view them online from the Department of Planning and Building Inspections website. It is easy to find buildings checks in your area, just enter the name of your region to get an address and contact details.
There are many factors that need to be considered when carrying out building checks. For example, buildings will need to be designed according to the building codes set down by the Building Safety Act. They will also need to be planned to prevent fire risks and structural failures.
There are different types of fire hazards, including electrical fires, that can affect buildings. Building inspections will also have to look at the type of materials used, the amount of smoke and fire retardant that has been used to reduce risks and the type of fire protection that has been used in order to reduce fire risks.
Building checks are important, both for the health of people living in the building and for property owners and businesses. The buildings department will carry out annual checks on all the buildings in Christchurch and carry out routine checks on some of the smaller buildings in the city. They will also carry out checks on some of the older buildings and repair works. This saves the building owner having to hire an external company to carry out repairs on their property.