Posted: 2 October 2018
MBIE is proposing that:
- all product testing laboratories be independently certified, to ensure the product tests used for CodeMark meet a minimum standard – this should ensure all product evaluations are supported by robust evidence
- every product certification body (PCB) has an ISO certified quality system, to ensure there is a minimum standard for all quality systems – this should lead to improvements in all PCBs' product evaluations and product certificates
- products are evaluated against all relevant New Zealand Building Code clauses including Code clause B2 Durability which is relevant to all evaluations – this should clarify the current requirements for product evaluations
- product certificates include more information about a product, its intended use(s), specifications and limitations, and a detailed appendix – this will ensure that certificates have all the information needed by those who use them.
MBIE will also recommend to Cabinet that all the references to the ISO standards in the Regulations are updated to the most up-to-date version.
View the proposals and make a submission on the MBIE Corporate website.