Compliance Schedules and Building Warrant of Fitness

Some commercial buildings will need a Compliance Schedule (CS). A CS is needed if there are certain life safety features, known as specified systems in a building.

Some examples of a system that requires a CS are:

  • Fire alarms
  • Sprinklers
  • Automatic doors
  • Backflow prevention device
  • Emergency power generator
  • Emergency lighting.

There are other systems that you will need to have a compliance schedule for that aren’t listed above. It’s best to get in touch with us if you have any questions.

If your building has a CS, then you will also need an annual Building Warrant of Fitness (BWOF).

The BWOF is a statement from the building owner that confirms the systems in the building’s CS have been maintained and checked for the previous 12 months. You have to comply with the BWOF because it’s part of the Building Act 2004.

Get more guidance from MBIE.

Independent Qualified Person(s)

To complete your BWOF forms every year, you need to use an Independent Qualified Person (IQP) to verify the inspection, maintenance and reporting of your specified systems. 

At Masterton District Council we use the list that is looked after by Wellington City Council.

Check the list of IQP’s who work in Masterton.

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