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BC Update 221: MBIE publishes LBP Supervision Practice Note

Posted: 19 September 2017

BC Update
MBIE has published a licensed building practitioner (LBP) Supervision Practice Note outlining what LBPs need to know about supervising unlicensed people.

Supervision in the building and construction sector has become increasingly important as the amount of building work across New Zealand has increased. Supervision is a key feature of the LBP scheme where LBPs oversee unlicensed people undertaking restricted building work in different contexts.

The Practice Note provides practical guidelines for LBPs working with builders with varying skill levels, as well as varying difficulty levels of work. It also outlines the value and importance of LBPs’ responsibility when it comes to supervision. It’s important that all LBPs read and understand the Supervision Practice Note.

Practice Notes are administered by regulators and set out expectations for licensed people on key subject matters.

If you have any questions about the Practice Note, please feel free to contact the LBP team at licensing@lbp.govt.nz

LBP Practice Note – Supervision is available on MBIE’s LBP website.

MBIE has also published articles on supervision in Codewords.

This information is published by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Chief Executive. It is a general guide only and, if used, does not relieve any person of the obligation to consider any matter to which the information relates according to the circumstances of the particular case. Expert advice may be required in specific circumstances. Where this information relates to assisting people: