Annual IQP Inspections

We can help you take care of your inspections, record keeping and certification. Call toll-free 0508 266 754 to find out more.

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IQP Inspections

We can advise on the most proactive way to manage your Daily, Weekly, Monthly inspection obligations relating to your installed Specified Systems.

Records

We can collate and store all the needed documentation, and retain for the required two years.

Certification

We can supply you with the completed 12A Certificates and Annual Building Warrant of Fitness (BWOF) for you to submit to the council. We can do as much, or as little, as you require.

Other Building Services

Consulting

Take advantage of our extensive technical knowledge, experience and strong working relationship with the city council.

Passive Fire

We can inspect your PFP systems, all the key parts of your building that are designed to minimise the potential damage of a fire.

Hydrant Systems

We do inspection and testing of building hydrant systems (used by the fire service in emergencies), including charged wet and dry systems.

Backflow

Backflow systems are important for maintaining a healthy water supply and service for all. We can both inspect and test these systems.

What is an IQP inspection?

Once your building has received a Code of Compliance Certificate, the Building Warrant of Fitness is the process adopted to ensure all the features installed are maintained.

The Compliance Schedule (CS) which belongs to the Owner, details all the specific building features (known as Specified Systems) and lists the Inspection / Maintenance and Reporting requirements of each individual system.

The Compliance Schedule (CS) includes:

  • The type of Specified System(s) Installed
  • System Description
  • The performance standard to be tested against
  • Inspection, Maintenance and Reporting Procedures
  • Where the system is located
  • Frequency of Inspection(s)
  • Who is Responsible for Maintaining & Inspecting the Specified System (Owner / IQP)

As the building owner, it is your responsibility as detailed in the NZ Building Act to make sure these systems are inspected, maintained and reported on according to the latest Compliance Schedule.

This is where we come in – we can advise and actively assist with all your obligations around Building Compliance, every site is different and every Owner / Building Manager has varying levels of involvement, we can do as much or as little as you require. The important thing is having the confidence that your Building Warrant of Fitness meets ALL the requirements of the NZ Building Act on an Annual basis.

What are my responsibilities as a building owner? Does my building require a warrant of fitness (BWOF)?

If you own a building with Specified Systems you are responsible for ensuring the building is safe for people to enter, occupy or work in. These obligations include having a compliance schedule to regularly check Specified Systems such as Backflow Preventers, Passive Fire Protection Systems and Means of Escape. 

If you don’t meet your obligations you could be fined. Offences carry a maximum fine of $20,000 and, for failure to obtain a Compliance Schedule, a further $2,000 for every day the offence is continued.

To learn more about the requirements for building owners under the Building Act, refer to Section 100 in the official government legislation website.

In addition, the Building Act allows councils to issue a notice to fix where:

  • a building warrant of fitness is not correct
  • the inspection, maintenance or reporting procedures stated in the compliance are not being, or have not been, properly complied with.

A notice to fix is essentially a warning to correct an instance of non-compliance. Failure to correct the non-compliance is an offence liable to a maximum fine of $200,000 and a further $20,000 for each day the offence is continued. An instant fine of $1,000 can also be issued if a notice to fix is not complied with. It is also an offence, carrying a fine of up to $100,000, to use or permit the use of a building for a use for which it is not safe or sanitary, or if it has inadequate means of escape from fire. In the case of a continuing offence, there is a further fine not exceeding $10,000 for every day the offence is continued.

Instant fines of $1,500 and $2,000 can be issued for these offences.

Resources for building owners

Before relying on these documents please ensure you have the most up-to-date copy available.