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6. Functions of Building Control Officers

1. A building control officer shall -


(a) make recommendations to the local authority in question, regarding any plans, specifications, documents and information submitted to such local authority in accordance with section 4(3);


(b) ensure that any instruction given in terms of this Act by the local authority in question be carried out;


(c) inspect the erection of a building, and any activities or matters connected therewith, in respect of which approval referred to in section 4(1) was granted;


(d) report to the local authority in question, regarding non-compliance with any condition on which approval referred to in section 4(1) was granted.


2. When a fire protection plan is required in terms of this Act by the local authority, the building control officer concerned shall incorporate in his recommendations referred to in subsection (1)(a) a report of the person designated as the chief fire officer by such local authority, or of any other person to whom such duty has been assigned by such chief fire officer, and if such building control officer has also been designated as the chief fire officer concerned, he himself shall so report in such recommendations;

[Sub-s. (2) substituted by s. 3 (a) of Act 62 of 1989.]


3. .....

[Sub-s. (3) deleted by s. 3 (b) of Act 62 of 1989.]


4. This section shall not be construed so as to prohibit a local authority from granting or entrusting to a building control officer any powers, duties or activities not connected with this Act or to prohibit any building control officer, with the approval of a local authority, from delegating to an officer under his control any power, duty or function granted or entrusted to building control officers in terms of this Act.


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