Safety Assessment Program (SAP) Evaluator Class Synopsis
The Safety Assessment Program utilizes volunteers and mutual aid resources to provide professional engineers, licensed architects, and certified building inspectors to assist local governments in safety evaluation of their built environment in an aftermath of a disaster. The program is managed by CA OES with cooperation from professional organizations. CA OES issues registration ID cards to all SAP Evaluators that have successfully completed the program requirements.
The following describes the material covered:
SAP Overview: Concept of operations, evaluator qualifications, deputizing, liability issues, worker’s compensation, program requirements, activation sequence, and responsibilities.
Safety Assessment Process and Procedures: Earthquake effects, windstorm and flood effects, explosion effects, SAP placards, evaluation process, evaluation procedures.
Building Evaluation: Small group activity, residential structures, occupancy to reduce shelter demand, manufactured homes, historic buildings, evaluation of residential structures, occupancy of damaged structures.
Lifeline Systems and Facilities: Geotechnical evaluation, airports, bridges, roads and highways, pipelines, pump stations, tank reservoirs, wastewater treatment plants, water treatment plants.
Other Hazards: High winds, floods, fires, explosions.
Safety: During field inspections, critical incident stress disorder, hazardous materials, Urban Search and Rescue markings, safety checklist.