This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
These regulations come into force on 12 January 2006.
They amend the Building (Specified Systems, Change the Use, and Earthquake-prone Buildings) Regulations 2005. The amendment adds a new clause to the list of systems or features declared to be specified systems for the purposes of the Building Act 2004. (The Act requires buildings with specified systems to have a compliance schedule and an annual building warrant of fitness.) The new clause makes certain fire protection systems or features specified systems under the Act, so long as—
•they form part of a building's means of escape from fire (which, broadly, are unobstructed routes of travel from any part of the building's floor area to a place of safety); and
•those means also contain certain other systems or features.