Building Warrant of Fitness (BWOF) Qualified

Building Warrant of Fitness


Hawke’s Bay Refrigeration has a experienced Independent Qualified Person (IQP) in Building Warrant of Fitness. We maintain knowledge of the Building Act 2004, Building Code and other relevant regulatory requirements. Which in turn will ensure safer and healthy working surroundings are provided for employees and tenants and to provide an environment in line with your vision and objectives?

We are specialist who can:

  • Manage the BWOF process on your behalf
  • Provides a professional and stress free service
  • Carry out all annual inspections.
  • Carry out monthly owner’s inspections
  • Liaise with council
  • Contract and manage any other regular maintenance contractors
  • Supply an on site Building Warrant of Fitness Logbook responsibilities
  • Provide support for business owners regarding their Building Warrant of Fitness
  • Are available to provide specified owners inspections where required

Building warrant of fitness process


Inspections and maintenance of specified systems

The compliance schedule prescribes the inspection, maintenance and reporting procedures that must be carried out for each specified system. These procedures will generally require specialist inspections and maintenance by independent qualified persons to ensure continued effective operation of those specified systems.

When you appoint us as your independent qualified persons, it is important to do your research, as we want to develop a long-term working relationship with you. We provide each site with a Building Warrant of Fitness Logbook to keep records of all inspection, maintenance and repairs undertaken in the previous 24 months. The records must, as a minimum, include:

  • Details of any inspection, test or preventative maintenance carried out, including dates, work undertaken, faults found, remedies applied, and the person who performed the work
  • Details of any other faults found or maintenance and repair work undertaken to maintain the system in working order, including dates, work undertaken, faults found, remedies applied and the person who performed the work.

A Building Warrant of Fitness is required if you have any of the following specified systems:

  • Automatic Fire Suppression
  • Auto / Manual Emergency Warning System
  • Auto Gas Detection
  • Auto Door
  • Access Controlled Doors
  • Interfaced Fire / Smoke Doors / Windows
  • Emergency Lighting
  • Escape Route / Lift Pressurisation
  • Riser Mains
  • Auto Back Flow Preventer
  • Passenger Lifts
  • Service Lifts Fume Cupboards
  • Escalators and moving walks
  • Mechanical Ventilation / Air Conditioning
  • Building Maintenance Unit
  • Fume Cupboards
  • Audio Loops / Listening Devices
  • Smoke Controls Systems
  • Emergency Power Systems

* Means of escape