What is a Compliance Certificate and Why is it Important?
A compliance certificate is a certification that a plumbers work complies with the prescribed plumbing standards. A compliance certificate can only be issued and signed by a licensed plumber for specific plumbing work carried out.
In what situations is a Compliance Certificate Required?
The specific circumstances where a compliance certificate must be issued include:
- The work costs over $750 in total.
- The installation, replacement or moving of a type A gas-using appliance (no matter the total price of works)
- The conversion of a gas-using appliance for use with a different gas fuel type.
- Modification or installation of gas piping.
- The construction, installation, alteration, relocation or replacement of a cooling tower.
In short, pretty much anything to do with gas works requires a certificate of compliance to be issued.
When can a compliance certificate be issued?
Authority to provide a compliance certificate can only be given to a licensed plumber when:
- They have carried out works themselves.
- They have supervised a registered plumber or apprentice carry out works
- They have recruited another licensed plumber to carry out the works
What details should be on a Compliance Certificate?
There are specific pieces of information that need to be on a compliance certificate including:
- The 11 digit consent number (if possible) and confirmation that you have lodged with the relevant water authority.
- Information about appliances and fixtures installed with any relevant comments considered necessary
- If a job was closed off and works are not complete, make clear that the work was not completed, why it could not be completed and to what stage it was completed. (please note a compliance certificate must be completed for works undertaken, valued at $750 or more, even if not fully completed)
If you require any more information about compliance certificates, please contact us on 9326 6258 or alternatively email us on [email protected],com.au All information in this post is from the Victorian Building Authority, so information HERE may also be useful