|Also known as||Form 12|
|Relevant Acts, Regulations and Standards||New Zealand Building Act 2004|
|Where applicable||New Zealand|
A building owner needs to renew a building’s warrant of fitness (BWoF) every 12 months, signing, issuing and publicly displaying it to prove the building’s life safety systems (called specified systems) have been maintained and inspected.
What's a Form 12A?
Before a BWoF can be issued a ‘Form 12a’ for each specified system must be received. Once the multiple Form 12a documents are completed for all specified systems, they are issued with a copy of the BWoF to the council.
A Form 12A is not a BWOF
The BWoF (Building Warrant of Fitness) is a document officially known as a Form 12, that is issued by the building owner or owner’s representative and outlines key information on the property, legal description, owner details, and a schedule of all the specified fire safety systems that are detailed on the compliance schedule.
Normally it is the building owners responsibility, however, sometimes/often the tenant is responsible for testing and maintaining all the fire safety equipment so the responsibility is down to the tenant. CHECK YOUR LEASE! and contact your building owner.