Some systems in a building, such as fire sprinklers or automatic doors, need regular maintenance and inspections to ensure they're working correctly. These are called "specified systems". See below for a full list of specified systems.
A Compliance Schedule explains the inspection, maintenance, and reporting procedures that are needed to keep each of your specified systems in good working order.
If you're constructing a new building, or altering a building in a way that affects the specified systems, the Council will issue (or amend) your compliance schedule with your Code Compliance Certificate.
We'll also issue a "Compliance Schedule Statement" with a new Compliance Schedule, which you must display in a public part of the building. This is valid for 12 months from the date of issue.
As the owner, you or an agent will need to:
When you apply for a building consent for a new (or existing) building with specified systems, you will need to provide information with your application to enable the council to compile (or amend) the compliance schedule.
The council will require details of the design features of the specified systems and proposed procedures for inspection, maintenance and reporting so they can be included in the compliance schedule. This will also include the performance standard a specified system is intended to meet, and to continue to meet, for the life of the building. For example, a fire alarm system may be required to meet New Zealand Standard 4512:2003.
It is important to provide a sufficient level of detail for each specified system. This information is often, although not always, attached to fire reports and if it’s not provided a request for further information will be generated. To avoid processing delays, please make sure the information referenced above is provided in the application documentation. We recommend these are provided in the Reports (SD) File when uploading to the AlphaOne Portal. An example of the level of Specified System detail required is below.
You are required to have a Compliance Schedule and/or Building Warrant of Fitness (BWOF) if your building contains any of the following specified systems.
Note: there is an exception to this requirement if your building contains ONLY those of SS14/1, SS14/2, SS15/1, SS15/2, SS15/3, SS15/4 and/or SS15/5. Please talk with us if you are unsure
If you think you need to make changes to your Compliance Schedule, please complete an Application for Amendment of Compliance Schedule form and forward it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In this situation, you'll need to apply for a Compliance Schedule.