The Survey Review Department was orginially established by Council to further the objects of the Association of Ontario Land Surveyors as presently outlined in Surveyors Act, R.S.O., 1990, Chapter S.29. The Department commenced operation in January of 1986 and undertakes Peer Competence Reviews of firms and members practicing cadastral land surveying in the Province of Ontario. Section 40 of Regulation 1026 under the Surveyors Act, R.S.O., 1990, Chapter S.29 requires the Association of Ontario Land Surveyors to have a Survey Review Department. This section outlines the basic structure and responsibilities of the Department, under the heading Inspection Program.
The Department's role is oriented towards the education of the membership. This is accomplished by working with the membership to maintain good survey and business practices in order that the public may be better served.
Systematic Review Procedure
At least once each year, the member or members appointed by Council shall inspect at least one plan prepared by each firm. [Surveyors Act, Regulation 1026, Section 40(4)]
Comprehensive Review Procedure
At least once every five (5) years, the member or members appointed by Council shall conduct a comprehensive inspection of the practice of each firm. [Surveyors Act, Regulation 1026, Section 40(5)]