A building warrant of fitness is a signed statement signed, stating that the requirements of the building’s compliance schedule have been fully complied with in the previous 12 months.
It makes sure that the specified systems in your building are maintained, inspected and reported on. This is important not only because it is required by the compliance schedule issued by Council but because it gives occupants, customers, and visitors to your building confidence about the building’s safety systems.
The compliance schedule lists the specified systems operating in a particular building, and the building warrant of fitness is an assurance that the specified systems have been inspected and maintained, and are continuing to operate as installed. A current copy of the building warrant of fitness must be displayed publicly in the building, and another copy must be sent to the Council each year on the anniversary date for the building warrant of fitness. Good news is Ultra Fire can take care of all of this.
The building warrant of fitness must be renewed annually on the anniversary date. Once satisfied that the specified systems have been maintained as per the compliance schedule, the independent qualified person (IQP) supplies an annual certificate (Form 12a) for each of the differnet systems, these are collected and filed with the Building Warrant of Fitness.