Building inspector

Instructions for the building inspector


Because of their local knowledge of the premises and the area (and their presence on site), the building inspectors will be among the first to be contacted when the telephone chain is activated.

Building inspectors and other building operations personnel must contribute to ensuring that people, animals and items of value are not harmed.

When the public emergency services (police or fire service) have an incident commander present on site, the incident commander directs the emergency management effort, and AU’s building operations personnel assist the public emergency services.

Note: Special safety regulations for laboratories and other facilities may apply.


  1. Summon the personnel required to handle the situation.
  2. Go to the site in question and bring extra keys, maps etc which will be useful in the specific situation.
  3. Assess the situation on site and then react.
  4. Assist the public emergency services when they are present.
  5. Be part of the emergency response group if you are the highest ranking building operations supervisor on site or if you are appointed to take this role by the head of building services.
  6. Inform the emergency response group on an on-going basis. 

Note whether any initiatives are required – also when the immediate emergency has ended. For example, it may be necessary to lock an evacuated building in order to ensure that nothing happens to students’ and employees’ items of value before access is allowed.