Buildings with specified systems need a compliance schedule
It is a building owner’s responsibility to make sure their building is safe for people to occupy.
All buildings with specified systems have a compliance schedule that shows when those systems must be inspected and maintained.
Compliance schedules for new buildings
What are specified systems?
Specified systems include things like:
- fire and smoke control systems like sprinklers and fire separations
- automatic doors and windows
- emergency power and lighting systems
- lifts, escalators and cable cars
- air conditioning and mechanical ventilation systems.
Buildings with compliance schedules for specified systems – Building Performance
What is a compliance schedule?
A compliance schedule is a document that shows:
- all a building’s specified systems
- when they need to be checked and maintained to ensure they're safe to use.
To get a copy of your building's current compliance schedule, go to bwof.wellington.govt.nz
Inspecting and maintaining specified systems
Inspecting and maintaining specified systems must be done by an independent qualified person (IQP).
Find an IQP
Annual building warrant of fitness (BWoF) checks
Every year you must supply building warrant of fitness (BWoF) documents that show you're meeting the requirements of your compliance schedule.
Building warrants of fitness (BWoFs)
Making changes to a specified system
If you make any changes to a specified system, you must update your compliance schedule.
Note: Make sure your building's tenants are aware of the requirements of your compliance schedule – for example, which walls are fire separations and must not be altered, and which paths are fire escapes and cannot be blocked. A building consent is required for any alterations or tenancy fit-outs that will affect the building's specified systems.
What it costs
Alterations and amendments to existing compliance schedule (linked to building consent) charged per hour
Minor compliance schedule amendments:
- change of owner/agent
- minor changes requested by owner/agent.
Minimum charge based on 15 minutes processing.
Additional processing time per hour
Form 11: Application for amendment to compliance schedule (73KB PDF)
The Building Compliance and Consents team is available Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm.
Building Compliance and Consents
Phone: 04 801 4311