May marks Building Safety Month

| 30/04/2019
CNS Local Life
Minister for Planning Joey Hew

(CNS Local Life): The Department of Planning is holding its second annual Building Safety Month in May, after marking the international campaign for the first time last year. Throughout the month, the department will be hosting information booths and sessions, giving the public the opportunity to ask questions of staff.

The department will also share information on both the government and Ministry of Planning’s social media pages, stated a press release. Minister for Planning Joey Hew encouraged members of the public to get involved throughout the month, saying, “Building Safety Month is the perfect opportunity for the public to ask any questions they may have about the planning process, regulations and why it all matters. Together, we can ensure we’re building a safe and sustainable future for everyone in the Cayman Islands.”

The aim of the initiative is to raise awareness of the importance of modern, regularly-updated building codes and to assist individuals and businesses in the creation of safe and sustainable buildings, the press release said. The department is also providing the public with an opportunity to better understand its processes and structure, to improve their overall customer experience.

“Cayman’s infrastructure is truly among the best in our region, and so much of that is a credit to our Building Codes,” said Director of Planning Haroon Pandohie. “That’s a big part of why we wanted to observe Building Safety Month; we want to take this opportunity to educate the public about the importance of our building codes.”

The schedule of events is as follows:

Monday, 6 May – Information Booth, Cox Lumber, 9am – 12pm

Friday, 10 May – Public Training Session on how to use the Online Planning System, Government Administration Building, 10am – 12pm

* Please reserve your space by emailing

Saturday, 11 May – Public Information Session on electrical requirements for dwelling units, Family Life Centre, 1pm

Friday, 17 May – Information Booth, Foster’s Strand, 11am – 2pm

Friday, 24 May & Saturday, 25 May – Information Booth, A.L. Thompson’s, all day

Sunday, 26 May – Information Booth, Kirk Home Centre, 10am – 1pm

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