FSF907 - Inspections and Legal Procedures

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Subject Title
Inspections and Legal Procedures

Subject Description
Conducting effective regular and specialized fire inspections is an integral part of the job of a fire prevention professional. This subject focuses on the legal framework of fire safety inspections and real-life application of the Fire Protection and Prevention Act and the Ontario Fire Code. Students examine fire safety inspection cases from start to finish including legal actions taken under the Provincial Offences Act.

Credit Status
One credit toward the Fire Safety Certificate Program.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Describe the fire safety inspection procedures of various occupancies and various inspection types in order to effectively achieve Code compliance.

2. Describe the legal procedures necessary for successful prosecution of offenders who contravene the provisions of the Ontario Fire Code.

3. Given selected scenarios, complete fire safety inspection reports so that relevant information about the inspection is effectively documented for further action.

4. Given selected scenarios, complete relevant legal forms and documents in order that prosecution of offenders can be effectively carried out.

5. Practice independent decision-making, Code interpretation, report writing and other relevant communications skills for effective achievement of fire safety through inspection and enforcement.

6. Practice completion of legal documents for prosecution purpose and basic court procedures.

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