Certification Critical Stage Inspections

 

  1. after the commencement of the excavation for, and before the placement of, the first footing

  2. prior to covering of fire protection at service penetrations to building elements that are required to resist internal fire or smoke spread, an inspection of a minimum of one of each type of protection method for each type of service, on each storey of the building comprising the building work, and

  3. prior to covering the junction of any internal fire-resisting construction bounding a sole-occupancy unit, and any other building element required to resist internal fire spread, an inspection of a minimum of 30% of sole-occupancy units on each storey of the building containing sole-occupancy units, and

  4. prior to covering of waterproofing in any wet areas, for a minimum of 10% of rooms with wet areas within a building, and

  5. prior to covering any stormwater drainage connections, and

  6. after the building work has been completed and prior to any occupation certificate being issued in relation to the building.

 

IMPORTANT:

  • Prior to inviting the PC out for inspections related to service penetrations and bounding construction (2 and 3 above), you must provide –

    • (2) Service penetrations

      • A list of the services that will be inspected (e.g. plumbing, mechanical, electrical and so on)

      • For each type of service, a further break down of each type of protection method to be inspected (this will differ where penetrations are through different planes or orientation)

      • For each type of protection method, the product data (specification) sheet, manufacturer’s specification (where different from the spec. sheet), and the supporting test sheets from an accredited laboratory to confirm the relevant testing method and result/s.

    • (3) Bounding construction

      • A list of the fire-resisting building elements to be inspected including a mark-up on a plan. The mark-up may be rudimentary.

      • A list of the corresponding tested wall, floor or other system erected or installed, including the product data (specification) sheet, manufacturer’s specification (where different from the spec. sheet), and the supporting test sheets from an accredited laboratory to confirm the relevant testing method and result/s.

 

These documents must be submitted at least 48 hours before the inspection. If these documents are not submitted we cannot attend site.

 

  • For waterproofing inspections, where less than 10% of wet areas are made available for inspection, an additional inspection to inspect the remaining wet areas will incur an hourly rate charge.

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