News Flash

News

Posted on: April 8, 2020

NO DELAY TO INSPECTIONS: COCHRANE SAFETY CODES INSPECTIONS NOW VIRTUAL

house for newsfeed.jpg

Anyone who’s worked on a building project knows inspections are a crucial component of safety and compliance.

With the current COVID-19 response requiring physical distancing, Town Safety Codes Officers have figured out a way to virtually inspect building, electrical, gas and plumbing work to avoid undue delays and keep themselves and the public safe.

The Safety Codes Council of Alberta (SCC) supports alternative means for completing mandatory inspections, including virtual inspections.

Town staff acted quickly to ensure minimal interruption to service and developed the new virtual process using realtime video connections with those requesting inspections. It was tested in early March and officially implemented March 17.

The Town’s permitting and inspection process is now completely technology-based and paperless. Since 2016, permit applications have been completed online and approved permits are sent by email. Now, inspections are performed virtually in real time. This allows projects to comply with provincial codes and Town services to continue without interruption, even with current COVID-19 limitations.

It generally takes 10 days for building applications to be processed. Inspections are required throughout a project’s life. Town Safety Codes Officers perform more than 5000 inspections every year.

Town permits and inspections
Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in News

NO Fire ban for newsfeed

FIRE BAN LIFTED 12:15PM MAY 11

Posted on: April 27, 2020
Hermes Creative Awards logo

COLT WINS INTERNATIONAL DESIGN AWARD

Posted on: April 3, 2020
Were-in-this-together

#COCHRANETOGETHER

Posted on: March 25, 2020
Logo web newsfeed.jpg

TOWN COUNCIL APPOINTS INTERIM CAO

Posted on: March 2, 2020
Logo web newsfeed.jpg

TOWN OF COCHRANE CAO RESIGNS

Posted on: February 26, 2020
Centre Ave Phase 1

CENTRE AVENUE WORK MOVING AHEAD IN PHASES

Posted on: November 14, 2019
Waste Reduction Week

LEARN TO BE A ZERO-WASTE HERO

Posted on: October 18, 2019
FutureChampion bronze

SCULPTURE DONATION ENRICHES TOWN OFFICE

Posted on: October 10, 2019
COLT-logo

TRANSIT BYLAW APPROVED BY COUNCIL

Posted on: September 10, 2019