General Inspection Methodology & Procedures
- The final item of the inspection is the writing of
- Without written evidence of an inspection, no proof
exists that the inspector gave the owner notice of hazardous conditions or
the corrective measures to be taken.
- On the majority of inspections, the inspector can
easily record data and violations on an inspection form or checklist.
- Situations that involve life-threatening hazards,
major renovations to comply with the codes, or an extensive list of minor
violations require formal reports.
- If necessary, the report can be sent by registered
mail so there is a record showing that the report was received by the
- The report should contain general information,
specific information, and recommendations must indicate what needs to be
corrected. They should be specific and clear.
- Some common errors in report writing should be
recognized by the inspector and avoided. These include the use of personal
pronouns, "I", "we", "me", and "our"
should not be used, as they reflect a personal opinion.
- Use only correct spelling, grammar, punctuation, and
INDEXGeneral Inspection Methodology & Procedures
FPT 102 - Fire Prevention and Inspection // Instructor: Kevin M. Kolb