A compliance schedule is a document issued by the building consent authority for buildings that contain specified systems.  Specified systems include:

  • Automatic systems for fire suppression
  • Automatic or manual emergency warning systems for fire or other dangers
  • Electromagnetic or automatic doors or windows
  • Emergency lighting systems
  • Escape route pressurisation systems
  • Riser mains for use by fire services
  • Automatic back-flow preventers connected to a potable water supply
  • Lifts, escalators, travelators, or other systems for moving people or goods within buildings
  • Mechanical ventilation or air conditioning systems
  • Building maintenance units providing access to exterior and interior walls of buildings
  • Laboratory fume cupboards
  • Audio loops or other assistive listening systems
  • Smoke control systems
  • Emergency power systems for, or signs relating to, a system or  feature specified for any of the above

From 31 March 2008, a single household unit requires a compliance schedule if it contains, or is serviced by, a cable car.

A compliance schedule lists the systems and features, including the inspection, maintenance and reporting procedures needed to keep them in good working order.  A compliance schedule must be kept on site and made available to building officers, Independent Qualified Persons (IQP’s), and authorised agents.