A compliance certificate is a certification that a plumbers work complies with the prescribed plumbing standards. A compliance certificate must be issued and signed by a licensed plumber for specific plumbing work carried out.
When is a Compliance Certificate Required?
There are specific circumstances where a compliance certificate must be issued. These include:
- Total work is over $750
- The installation, replacement or relocating of a type A gas-using appliance (regardless if costs are $750 or under)
- The conversion of a gas-using appliance for use with a different gas fuel
- Modification or installation of gas piping.
- The construction, installation, alteration, relocation or replacement of a cooling tower.
So in short, pretty much anything to do with gas requires a certificate of compliance.
When can a compliance certificate be issued?
A licensed plumber only has authority to issue a compliance certificate when:
- They themselves have carried out works
- They have supervised a registered plumber or apprentice carry out works
- They have enlisted another licensed plumber to carry out the works
What details should be on a Compliance Certificate?
There are multiple things that need to be on a compliance certificate. These include:
- When possible, the 11 digit consent number 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 1300 830 956 or alternatively email us on email@example.com All information in this post is from the Victorian Building Authority, so information HERE may also be useful