Inspections during Alert Level 2
ICC is currently reviewing safety protocols for onsite inspections at Level 2. We intend to be able to offer these as from Monday 13 September 2021. We will continue to offer remote inspections as normal during level 2 and 3.
In preparation for this please make yourself aware of what you need to do you make the site safe for the inspector to visit.
For further information regarding inspections under COVID-19 restrictions visit:
- Unite against COVID-19: Information on Alert Level 2
- CHASNZ: COVID-19 and working at the current Alert Level
- WorkSafe: Novel coronavirus (COVID-19)
- COVID-19: Building and construction sector guidance
GoBuild Mobile App for Booking Inspections
GoBuild, has been designed to simplify the process of booking a building inspector. GoBuild enables tradesmen and homeowners, anyone who needs an inspection done to book an appointment using their phone.
GoBuild is a free app that can easily be downloaded onto any mobile device. After downloading, users enter the name of their council then follow the instructions to create a booking request.
Download GoBuild to your mobile device:
Remote building inspections
The building department has begun performing building inspections for local builders remotely via smartphone videocall. The introduction of remote inspections will help to reduce inspection delays overall.
Building inspection FAQ
Q. How do I book my inspection?
A. Our building advisory team will take your inspection booking and advise you if the inspection will be carried out remotely. You have the option to request an onsite inspection however there may be a delay for these types of inspection.
Q. How much notice do I get?
A. On the day of the inspection you will be contacted a minimum of 30 minutes before your inspection by your inspector to advise that you are next up and ensure you are ready for the remote setup.
Q. Will I need my consented documents on site?
A. Yes you will as it makes communication easier. The inspector will be able to guide you quickly to the areas to be viewed and inspected.
Q. What will happen during the inspection?
A. The inspector will phone using the video capability of WhatsApp and introduce themselves to you.
If needed, the inspector will advise you how to use the camera functions on your cell phone to get the best results. This will include how to change the view and which format either portrait or landscape to hold the cell phone while showing the image.
Then it is a simple matter of following directions to allow the inspector to be satisfied on reasonable grounds that building work completed meets the requirements of the building consent.
Q. How long will the inspection take?
A. Generally the inspections are quicker than an onsite inspection as all the recording of the inspection is done after the video has finished.
Book an inspection
|Inspections during Alert Level 4|
The building team can accept and process all applications through the Simpli portal but there are no inspections except in cases of essential services/emergency work. These will be reviewed and decision made on case by case basis.
NOTE: The Building Regulation Services team has prepared an information booklet covering the process of booking inspections and the types of inspections. Here’s the link: Building Inspections information
Booking an inspection? Refer to the inspection checklist for items that typically get checked (as of 16 June 2021).