HOME SAFETY TIPS - from the Alberta Government
These fact sheets and brochures provide general information for building safety, personal emergency preparedness and fire and injury prevention. All files are in format.
Safety Tips brochures
- Private Sewage Treatment Systems - Separation Distances
- Private Sewage Treatment Systems
- Do I need a building permit?
- Secondary suite standards
- Installing a fireplace
- Finishing your basement
- Carbon monoxide safety
- Building a wood deck
- Structures near power lines
- Private Swimming Pools Hot Tubs and Spas
- Solid-Fuel-Burning Appliances
- Clearances from Gas, Propane and Electric Ranges
- Building a Detached Residential Garage
Around the home
Emergencies and disasters
For more Safety Tip Sheets visit the Alberta Emergency Management Agency website.
Notice from Red Deer City Hall – It’s easier than ever for contractors and homeowners to request an inspection on your permitted project with The City of Red Deer’s new, online inspection request form.
“This improves accessibility for users since contractors can now submit their inspection requests while still on site, provided they have internet access,” said Inspections, Enforcement & Building Supervisor, Paul Holmes. The contractor will receive a confirmation notice that the request has been received and have the option to receive a notification that the inspection has been booked if they provide their email address.
Inspections are required before completing permitted work on construction projects to ensure that the project conforms to City bylaws, and health and safety standards as outlined in the Safety Codes Act. Inspection requests include mechanical, building, and electrical.
“Inspections enable you, as an owner, to make sure the home you are living in is safe for you and your family,” said Holmes. “They may also help prevent legal complications when trying to sell your home or business.”
Users need to provide their permit number, address of inspection, type of inspection, and the date of inspection. Inspection requests must be received before 3 p.m. to be booked for the following day.
The new form does not replace the 24 hour Inspection Request Hotline; contractors and homeowners can still request inspections via telephone at 403-309-8485, email at firstname.lastname@example.org, fax at 403-342-8200, or in person at City Hall.
The new form can be found at www.reddeer.ca/inspections, under Inspections Requests.
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