For each essential services building project, an Inspector’s Qualification Record, Form DSA-5, shall be submitted for the proposed project inspector, a proposed assistant inspector, and may be required by DSA to be submitted for a proposed special inspector. The proposed project inspector and any proposed assistant inspector shall be interviewed by the architect or registered engineer in general responsible charge of the project to determine his/her qualifications. The architect or registered engineer shall recommend to DSA the approval of the inspector based upon his/her determination of the competency of the candidate to perform the inspection work. Unless otherwise directed by the enforcing agency, special inspection reports shall be in accordance with Section 4-211(c) and submitted in a timely fashion as determined by the enforcing agency; special inspection reports indicating nonconformance shall be immediately submitted to the enforcing agency, the owner, the project inspector, the contractor, and the architect or registered engineer.
Form DSA-5 for the proposed inspector, with the signatures of the architect or registered engineer and the owner, shall be submitted to DSA for review and approval. In addition to the information supplied on the qualification record, DSA may require a personal interview with the proposed inspector which may include oral and written examinations concerning inspection and testing procedures.
The submittal of the Inspector’s Qualification Record for the project inspector shall be made a minimum of 10 days prior to the start of construction on the project. The submittal of the Inspector’s Qualification Record for an assistant inspector, or when required for a special inspector, shall be made a minimum of 10 days prior to the use of the assistant inspector or special inspector on the project. DSA forms are available on the Internet at www.dgs.ca.gov/dsa, or at any of the DSA regional offices.
Authority: Health and Safety Code Sections 16017 and 16022.
Reference: Health and Safety Code Sections 16017 and 16021.