Building WOF & Compliance Schedules
Building compliance is primarily concerned with protecting the people who enter your building by ensuring the safety and essential systems operate as intended.
A building that contains certain safety features and essential systems, such as fire alarms and lifts, requires a compliance schedule. The owner must make sure that these features and systems operate effectively, and must sign an annual building warrant of fitness.
Under the Building Act 2004, a building (except a single residential dwelling) requires a compliance schedule and annual building warrant of fitness if it contains any of the following:
- Automatic systems for fire suppression (for example, sprinkler systems).
- Automatic or manual emergency warning systems for fire or other dangers (other than a warning system for fire that is entirely within a household unit and serves only that unit).
- Electromagnetic or automatic doors or windows (for example, ones that close on fire alarm activation).
- Emergency lighting systems.
- Escape route pressurisation systems.
- Riser mains for use by fire services.
- Automatic back-flow preventers connected to a potable water supply.
- Lifts, escalators, travelators, or other systems for moving people or goods within buildings.
- Mechanical ventilation or air conditioning systems.
- Building maintenance units providing access to exterior and interior walls of buildings.
- Laboratory fume cupboards.
- Audio loops or other assistive listening systems.
- Smoke control systems.
- Emergency power systems for, or signs relating to, a system or feature specified in any of points 1 to 13.
- Systems for communicating spoken information intended to facilitate evacuation.
- Cable cars