Building (Accreditation of Building Consent Authorities) Regulations 2006

17 Assuring quality

(1)

A building consent authority must have a system for assuring the quality of its performance of its building control functions and of the policies, procedures, and systems required by these regulations.

(2)

The quality assurance system must cover the following:

(a)

the policies, procedures, and systems described in regulations 5 to 16 and 18; and

(b)

the policy on quality; and

(c)

the procedure for ensuring that the building consent authority operates within its scope of accreditation; and

(d)

the procedure for the building consent authority’s management to review annually (or more frequently) the authority’s performance; and

(e)

the procedure for continuous improvement in the performance of the building consent authority’s functions; and

(f)
[Revoked]

(g)
[Revoked]

(h)

the procedure for ensuring that an internal audit of every building control function occurs annually (or more frequently); and

(i)

the procedure for identifying and managing conflicts of interest; and

(j)

the procedure for communicating with internal and external persons.

(k)
[Revoked]

(l)
[Revoked]

(m)
[Revoked]

(n)
[Revoked]

(3)

A building consent authority must record who is responsible for managing its quality assurance system.

(3A)

The quality assurance system must also include a system that ensures that the building consent authority considers whether to make, and makes whenever they appear to it necessary or desirable, complaints to relevant occupational or professional authorities about practitioners—

(a)

who are practitioners of or within an occupation or profession; and

(b)

who are not its employees or contractors; and

(c)

whose work it scrutinises, or otherwise becomes aware of, in performing its building control functions.

(4)

A building consent authority must have a system for ensuring that—

(a)

its employees comply with the authority’s quality assurance system; and

(b)

its contractors comply with—

(i)

the authority’s quality assurance system; or

(ii)

the contractor’s quality assurance system.

(5)

A building consent authority must have a system for annually (or more frequently)

(a)

reviewing its quality assurance system; and

(b)

making appropriate changes in the quality assurance system.

Regulation 17(1): amended, on 1 July 2017, by regulation 13(1) of the Building (Accreditation of Building Consent Authorities) Amendment Regulations 2017 (LI 2017/14).

Regulation 17(2)(a): amended, on 1 July 2017, by regulation 13(2) of the Building (Accreditation of Building Consent Authorities) Amendment Regulations 2017 (LI 2017/14).

Regulation 17(2)(d): amended, on 1 July 2017, by regulation 13(3) of the Building (Accreditation of Building Consent Authorities) Amendment Regulations 2017 (LI 2017/14).

Regulation 17(2)(f): revoked, on 30 November 2013, by regulation 8(1) of the Building (Accreditation of Building Consent Authorities) Amendment Regulations 2013 (SR 2013/456).

Regulation 17(2)(g): revoked, on 30 November 2013, by regulation 8(1) of the Building (Accreditation of Building Consent Authorities) Amendment Regulations 2013 (SR 2013/456).

Regulation 17(2)(h): amended, on 1 July 2017, by regulation 13(4) of the Building (Accreditation of Building Consent Authorities) Amendment Regulations 2017 (LI 2017/14).

Regulation 17(2)(k): revoked, on 30 November 2013, by regulation 8(1) of the Building (Accreditation of Building Consent Authorities) Amendment Regulations 2013 (SR 2013/456).

Regulation 17(2)(l): revoked, on 30 November 2013, by regulation 8(1) of the Building (Accreditation of Building Consent Authorities) Amendment Regulations 2013 (SR 2013/456).

Regulation 17(2)(m): revoked, on 30 November 2013, by regulation 8(1) of the Building (Accreditation of Building Consent Authorities) Amendment Regulations 2013 (SR 2013/456).

Regulation 17(2)(n): revoked, on 1 July 2017, by regulation 13(5) of the Building (Accreditation of Building Consent Authorities) Amendment Regulations 2017 (LI 2017/14).

Regulation 17(3A): inserted, on 1 March 2014, by regulation 8(2) of the Building (Accreditation of Building Consent Authorities) Amendment Regulations 2013 (SR 2013/456).

Regulation 17(5): amended, on 1 July 2017, by regulation 13(6) of the Building (Accreditation of Building Consent Authorities) Amendment Regulations 2017 (LI 2017/14).