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Building Warrant of Fitness
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If you're a building owner, you have ongoing responsibilities to make sure your building is safe. A building warrant of fitness (BWoF) is a statement from a building owner that the building’s life safety systems (called specified systems) have been maintained and checked for the previous 12 months.

What is a building warrant of fitness?

A building warrant of fitness (BWoF) is a statement from a building owner confirming that the buildings specified systems contained in the compliance schedule for the building have been inspected and maintained by an independent qualified person (IQP) and/or the owner, as defined in the compliance schedule, for the previous 12 months.

The BWoF must be renewed by the building owner annually on the anniversary date of the compliance schedule. Once satisfied that the specified systems have been maintained as per the compliance schedule, the IQP supplies an annual certificate (Form 12a) for the system to the building owner. These certificates must be attached to the BWoF.

Your BWoF must:

  • Be renewed annually on the anniversary of the compliance schedule issue date
  • Be supplied annually to the Territorial Authority (TA) Otorohanga District Council before the expiry of the current BWoF
  • Be publicly displayed in the building in its up-to-date form

For more information on obtaining a BWoF, check out Build Waikato or contact us on [email protected] 

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