Compliance with OHS codes always a must

The City takes occupational health and safety (OHS) commitments seriously and insists on compliance with health and safety legislation. Safety is a shared responsibility that requires active leadership and participation from all parties.

Our Building Safety Services Inspection officers must always be able to enter and leave a work area safely. All job sites are required to adhere to Part 8 of the Occupational Health & Safety Code, Entrances, Walkways, Stairways and Ladders, which includes:

  • Safe entry and exit
  • Walkways and ramps
  • Stairways
  • Handrails and guards
  • Use of ladders

Please refer to the Code for the full requirements.

All field staff will complete their Field Level Hazard Assessment (FLHA) prior to entering the site and will document anything that prevents the inspector from performing their duties safely. The builder will be notified of any issues that need to be corrected prior to the Inspector arriving on site. If any non-compliant issues remain at that time, OHS will be informed to follow up.  

A re-inspection fee of $150 per occurrence will be assessed if the site is unsafe to complete the inspection. Once the corrections have been made, an inspection can be scheduled.

Categories: Building, Inspections


This information has no legal status and cannot be used as an official interpretation of the various bylaws, codes and regulations currently in effect. The City of Calgary accepts no responsibility to persons relying solely on this information. Web pages are updated periodically. ​

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