Today’s Public Policy Form featured Ed Sweeney, the Deputy Director of Permit Services and Mike Mitchell, Emergency Preparedness Coordinator from the Department of Building Inspection. They covered two important topics: the permitting process, and how to prepare your business for an earthquake.
- Three types of permits: Building, Electrical, and Plumbing.
- Permits without plans are usually processed on the same day at 1660 Mission Street.
- Permits with plans take longer and require a plan check as well as approval.
Among the most important take-aways on how to prepare your building for an earthquake:
- Know company capabilities and emergency response resources.
- Consider a post-disaster building re-occupancy plan.
- Plan for emergency assistance and support to employees.
- Establish an emergency training plan.
- Protect important business data and records.
- Develop an emergency communications plan.
- Assemble and maintain emergency supplies.
- Engage employees in emergency exercises.
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