STEP BY STEP PROCESS OF OWNERS INSPECTION FOR BUILDING WARRANT OF FITNESS THAT WILL SAVE YOUR MONEY EVERY YEAR

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A Building Warrant of Fitness agent can charge the Building owners over hundreds to thousands of dollars (depend on the building) annually for completing simple owners’ inspection which can be saved easily

A Building Warrant of Fitness requirement of the Building Act is each year a commercial Building Owners or occupiers on owners behalf to complete simple building compliance inspection on specified systems (such as Exit door, safety sign’s, etc.) some of this inspection are monthly and some are daily (again depends on the building crowd occupancy and usage) which would be reflected on your compliance schedule issued by the local council. We have listed the simple process here below

Owners Building Warrant of Fitness Inspection for SS 3.2 Access Control Door:

During the monthly inspection of the access control door system, make sure
  • The doors are free from obstruction (no one blocks the egress path ever!)
  • Doors readily open using emergency release switch,
  • All door hardware is secure and no unauthorized locking devices are fitted to the door.
  • Signs relating to the door are readable and clearly specify how to open the door during an emergency.

That’s pretty much it!

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Owners Building WoF Inspection for SS 3.3 Interfaced fire or smoke doors or windows:

During the monthly inspection of the Interfaced fire or smoke doors system, make sure:
  • Doors are not blocked (free from obstructions), locked or barred
  • Door hardware is secure and overall doors have no damage to them
  • Doors hold open devices work correctly and when closing the door, it seals correctly to the latch position
  • Smoke seals are not damaged and the fire & smoke control door have their signs in readable condition.

That’s pretty much it!

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Owners Building WoF Inspection for SS 4 Emergency Lighting System:

 During the monthly inspection of the Emergency Lighting System, make sure:
  • Emergency lightings are functioning, operate the lighting system for 15 minutes and check all the lights working as it should
  • If any of the bulbs need replacing, isolate the supply and replace it yourself (don’t pay the electrician $100 just to change a lamp), once the bulb replaced return the system to normal (standby state)

That’s pretty much it!

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Owners Building WoF Inspection for SS 6 Riser Mains:

During the monthly inspection of Riser Mains, make sure:
  • All outlets are clear from obstacle & all caps in places where installed
  • No leaks are visible. Valve closed and no obvious tampering is apparent
  • Signage is in place and legible

That’s pretty much it!

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Owners Building WoF Inspection for SS 14.2 Signs:

During the monthly inspection of Signs, make sure:
  • All Signage is in place and legible
  • Signage includes:
  • Fire alarm call point instructions
  • Fire hydrant signs
  • Do not use life in the event of fire signs
  • Smoke door/fire door signs
  • Audio hearing loop signs etc.
  • Emergency exit signs

In case any signs need replacing, contact your local health & safety shop and do it by yourself means you are saving more money

That’s pretty much it!

Owners Building WoF Inspection for SS 15 (means of escape):

https://www.building.govt.nz/managing-buildings/managing-your-bwof/During the monthly inspection of means of escape (SS 15), make sure:
  • Exit doors are free from obstruction (no tripping hazard!) and unlocked while the building is occupied.
  • Keys are not needed to open the designated exit doors
  • Smoke & fire doors are closed at all times and they close correctly (latch & seal to look at)
  • Illuminated signs are working & evacuation signs are in readable condition

In case any signs need replacing, contact your local health & safety shop and do it by yourself means you are saving more money

That’s pretty much it!

Building Warrant of Fitness (BWOF) | Building WoF Inspection
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