Last updated: 10 April 2017
MBIE’s guidance on meeting the accreditation requirement
Checklist for regulation 7(2)(e) outlines the minimum criteria for compliance with this sub-clause.
There are no legislative requirements for a BCA to undertake an inspection, and no timeframes within which they must be undertaken. Inspections may be undertaken to support a BCA making a decision about the code compliance of building work under section 94 of the Building Act 2004 (the Act). Regulation 7(2)(e) requires a BCA’s policies and procedures to cover how it plans, performs and manages the inspections it chooses to undertake.
A BCA’s process for inspecting building work must include:
- a description of the standard inspection types undertaken by the BCA
- a description of the building work to be assessed for each standard inspection type
- how the building work may be inspected for each standard inspection type
- how any inspections outside the standard inspection types are identified and delivered, eg strawbale construction, site meetings
- how inspections may be requested, received and recorded in the BCA
- how inspections will be scheduled and allocated to competent employees or contractors
- how the inspection is recorded, including the matters that must be recorded and may be recorded
- how work that varies from the consent is dealt with
- how work that does not comply with the Building Code is dealt with
- how work that does not comply with the consent is dealt with
- how the outcomes of inspections are communicated to an applicant and owner
- how any outstanding matters arising from a consent are requested, received, recorded and communicated, eg PS4 from a chartered professional engineer.
You can read the following on the Legislation website: