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Amendment Rules 2008

Explanatory Note

These are the Licensed Building Practitioners Amendment Rules 2008, made by Hon Shane Jones MP, Minister for Building and Construction. The Amendment Rules amend Schedule 1 of the Licensed Building Practitioners Rules 2007. The Amendment Rules come into force on 1 November 2008.

The Amendment Rules set out the competencies that make up the minimum standards for the three trade licensing classes of Roofing, External Plastering, and Bricklaying and Blocklaying.

The Amendment Rules also make minor amendments to some of the competencies for the Site 1, Site 2, Site 3, and Carpentry licensing classes.

Pursuant to section 353 of the Building Act 2004, the Minister for Building and Construction makes the following rules.

Contents

  1. Title
  2. Commencement
  3. Principle rules amended
  4. Schedule 1 amended

Rules

1 Title

These rules are the Licensed Building Practitioners Amendment Rules 2008.

2 Commencement

These rules come into force on 1 November 2008.

3 Principal rules amended

These rules amend the Licensed Building Practitioners Rules 2007.

4 Schedule 1 amended

(1) Schedule 1 is amended by omitting competency 1 from the licensing classes of site 1, site 2, site 3, and carpentry and substituting the following competency: "Competency 1: Demonstrate knowledge of the regulatory environment of the building construction industry"

(2) Schedule 1 is amended by omitting competency 2 from the licensing class of carpentry and substituting the following competency: "Competency 2: Demonstrate knowledge of current building and trade practice"

(3) Schedule 1 is amended by adding the following licensing classes competencies:

Schedule 1 - Licence Class Competencies

Licensing Class:Roofing
Descriptor:This licensing class covers practitioners assembling or installing roofs, or roofing materials for any category of building.
Explantory Note:This licensing class includes:

Concrete or Clay Tile Roof, Profiled Metal Roof and/or Wall Cladding, Metal Tile Roof, Roof Membrane, Torch on Roof Membrane, Liquid Membrane Roof, and Shingle or Slate Roof.

>Competencies:

These competencies may be demonstrated by meeting some or all of the following performance indicators.

Performance Indicators:Competency 1: Demonstrate knowledge of the regulatory environment of the building construction industry.
1.1Explain the purpose of the Building Act, Building Code, Health and Safety in Employment Act, Resource Management Act, and their relationship with the construction process.
1.2Describe the key features of the Licensed Building Practitioner Scheme.

Includes but not limited to - the licensing classes, restricted building work, and accountability to the Building Practitioners Board.

1.3Describe the roles and responsibilities of key parties involved in the design and building process.

Roles may include but are not limited to - licensed building practitioners (Design, Site, Specialist, Trade), engineers, other trades (e.g. electrical, plumbing, tiling), building
consent authorities (BCAs), and clients.

1.4Describe how roofing fits within the building consent process.

Includes but not limited to - trigger points for consent, application, inspection, code compliance certificates, and consequences of non-compliance.

1.5Explain the importance of, and operate within the scope of individual competence, and recognise when other expertise is required.

Includes but not limited to - the implications of the different roofing areas of practice.

Competency 2: Demonstrate knowledge of current roofing trade practice.
2.1Explain relevant technical roof terms and construction methods.
2.2Explain relevant current roof installation methods and trade practice.

May include but not limited to - verifying that substrate/structure meets industry requirements, checking roof pitch and establishing falls, laps and junctions in respect of roof layout, timber treatment, use of materials in relation to: corrosion, environmental exposure, exposure to weather, sealants and fixings, rain water goods, drinking water supplies. 

2.3Access and interpret relevant technical information.

May include but not limited to - compliance documents including E2/AS1, (for buildings generally designed under NZS 3604) and manufacturers' technical information, industry codes of practice.

2.4Demonstrate knowledge of the work of other trades and the process of coordination and integration.

Other trades may include but not limited to - electrical, plumbing, tiling, drainlaying, gasfitting, excavating, bricklaying and blocklaying, plastering, carpentry, building services, and window installation.

2.5Describe safe working practices on site including working at heights and personal protective equipment (PPE).

May include but not limited to - temporary safety barriers, scaffolding, equipment and machinery, electrical equipment, and safety of others.

2.6Describe the management of environmental issues on site.

May include but not limited to - building waste and hazardous materials disposal, storage of materials and use of solvents.

2.7Explain preliminary site set-up requirements.

May include but not limited to - documentation, access, site signage, temporary water and electricity, toilet, and site storage

Competency 3: Carry out planning for roof work.
3.1Read and interpret working drawings, specifications, work programming, and schedules of quantities.
3.2Prepare and/or confirm availability of site specific safety plan.

May include but not limited to - hazard identification, working at height, securing loose material, and material safety data (MSD).

3.3Confirm roof materials supply and delivery and arrange equipment.

May include but not limited to - measurements, calculation and estimation of quantities, ordering and coordinating material supply and delivery, and planning own work in coordination with the main contractor.

Competency 4: Carry out roof work.

This competency may be demonstrated by meeting some or all of the performance indicators in one or more of the following areas of practice.

Area of practice 1: Concrete or Clay Tile Roof
4.1.1Work safely at all times.

May include but not limited to - personal safety and safety of others.

4.1.2Manage environmental issues on site.

May include but not limited to - building waste and hazardous materials disposal, storage of materials and use of solvents, complying with the Resource Management Act requirements.

4.1.3Confirm structure is prepared for work to begin.

May include but not limited to - fascia, framing, substrate, valley boards, batten spacings, and anti-ponding boards.

4.1.4Undertake preparations for installation of concrete or clay tile roof.

May include but not limited to - determining batten set out, setting out bottom course, setting out valley, securing and laying underlay, installing valley trays and flashings.

4.1.5Carry out installation of concrete or clay tile roof.

May include but not limited to - pinning out roof, laying roof underlay, fixing battens, loading tiles on to roof and laying in sequence, fixing tiles, fitting cut tiles (for valleys and hips), and measuring and fitting top course.

4.1.6Complete and finish concrete or clay tile roof.

May include but not limited to - installing roof accessories, installing flashing, penetrations and other accessories, bedding and pointing accessories, removing debris from work area, and inspecting finished roof and correcting defects.

Area of practice 2: Profiled Metal Roof and/or Wall Cladding
4.2.1Work safely at all times.

May include but not limited to - personal safety and safety of others. .

4.2.2Manage environmental issues on site.

May include but not limited to - building waste and hazardous materials disposal, storage of materials and use of solvents, complying with the Resource Management Act requirements.

4.2.3Confirm structure is prepared for work to begin.

May include but not limited to - fascia, framing, substrate, valley boards, purlin spacings.

4.2.4Undertake preparations for installation of profiled metal roof and/or wall cladding.

May include but not limited to - determining fixing pattern, confirming underlay/support, and under flashings.

4.2.5Carry out installation of profiled metal roof and/or wall cladding.

May include but not limited to - loading roof materials on to work area, determining fixing pattern, marking and pre-drilling sheets, fixing roof and/or wall cladding.

4.2.6Complete and finish metal roof and/or wall cladding.

May include but not limited to - installing penetrations, installing accessories, measuring and installing flashings, cleaning swarf and debris from work area, and inspecting finished roof and correcting defects

Area of practice 3: Metal Tile Roof
4.3.1Work safely at all times.

May include but not limited to - personal safety and safety of others.

4.3.2Manage environmental issues on site.

May include but not limited to - building waste and hazardous materials disposal, storage of materials and use of solvents, complying with the Resource Management Act requirements. 

4.3.3Confirm structure is prepared for work to begin.

May include but not limited to - fascia, framing, substrate, valley boards, batten spacings.

4.3.4Undertake preparations for installation of metal tile roof.

May include but not limited to - determining batten set out, and setting out bottom course.

4.3.5Carry out installation of metal tile roof.

May include but not limited to - pinning out roof, laying roof underlay, installing valley trays, fixing battens, loading tiles on to roof, fixing tiles, fitting cut tiles (for valleys and hips), and measuring and fitting top course.

4.3.6Complete and finish metal tile roof.

May include but not limited to - nailing off to manufacturers' specifications, installing roof accessories, flash penetrations and other accessories, cleaning swarf and debris from work area, and inspecting finished roof and correcting defects.

Areas of practice 4: Roof Membrane
4.4.1Work safely at all times.

May include but not limited to - personal safety and safety of others.

4.4.2Manage environmental issues on site.

May include but not limited to - building waste and hazardous materials disposal, storage of materials and use of solvents, complying with the Resource Management Act requirements.

4.4.3Confirm structure is prepared for work to begin.

May include but not limited to - fascia, framing, substrate.

4.4.4Undertake preparations for installation of roof membrane.

May include but not limited to - checking substrate including, material, moisture content, falls, fixings, soundness. Removing loose material, taping of plywood joints, installing accessories - scuppers, substrate vents, overflows, sumps, forming rebate, and installing drip flashings.

4.4.5Carry out installation of roof membrane.

May include but not limited to - loading membrane on to roof, arranging membrane orientation and cutting to length, applying adhesive and laying membrane, applying seam tapes to waterproof joints and laps, and pressure rolling membrane and laps.

4.4.6Complete and finish roof membrane

May include but not limited to - finishing membrane to upstands, chases, pressure bar flashings, flashing roof penetrations, removing debris, inspecting finished roof and correcting defects, and carrying out water test.  

Area of practice 5: Torch On Roof Membrane
4.5.1Work safely at all times.

May include but not limited to - personal safety and safety of others.

4.5.2Manage environmental issues on site.

May include but not limited to - building waste and hazardous materials disposal, storage of materials and use of solvents, complying with the Resource Management Act requirements.

4.5.3Confirm structure is prepared for work to begin.

May include but not limited to - fascia, framing, substrate.

4.5.4Undertake preparations for installation of torch on roof membrane.

May include but not limited to - checking substrate including, moisture content, falls, fixings, soundness. Removing loose material, installing accessories - scuppers, substrate vents, overflows, sumps, forming rebate, and installing drip flashings.

4.5.5Carry out installation of torch on roof membrane.

May include but not limited to - loading and arranging sheet and lap orientation (including cutting), applying primer and allowing to dry, applying under flashings, torching on membrane to substrate, and torching and fusing the end and side laps.

4.5.6Complete and finish torch on roof membrane.

May include but not limited to - finishing membrane to - upstands, chases, pressure bar flashings, flashing roof penetrations, removing debris, correcting defects, applying surface coatings, if required, and inspecting finished roof.

Area of practice 6: Liquid Membrane Roof
4.6.1Work safely at all times.

May include but not limited to - personal safety and safety of others.

4.6.2Manage environmental issues on site.

May include but not limited to - building waste and
hazardous materials disposal, storage of materials and use of solvents, complying with the Resource Management Act requirements.

4.6.3Confirm structure is prepared for work to begin.

May include but not limited to - fascia, framing, substrate.

4.6.4Undertake preparations for installation of liquid membrane roof.

May include but not limited to - checking substrate including, moisture content, falls, fixings, soundness. Removing loose material, rectifying and filling defects to substrate, installing accessories - scuppers, overflows, sumps, substrate vents, and installing drip flashings.

4.6.5Carry out installation of liquid membrane roof.

May include but not limited to - applying primer and allowing to dry, applying penetration and joint reinforcing strips to substrate, and applying membrane.

4.6.6Complete and finish liquid membrane roof.

May include but not limited to - finishing membrane upstands and drip flashings, flashing roof penetration, removing debris, applying surface coating, if required, inspecting finished roof, and correcting defects.

Area of practice 7: Shingle or Slate Roof
4.7.1Work safely at all times.

May include but not limited to - personal safety and safety of others.

4.7.2Manage environmental issues on site.

May include but not limited to - building waste and hazardous materials disposal, storage of materials and use of solvents, complying with the Resource Management Act requirements.

4.7.3Confirm structure is prepared for work to begin.

May include but not limited to - fascia, framing, substrate, valley boards, batten spacings, and anti-ponding boards.

4.7.4Undertake preparations for installation of shingle or slate roof.

May include but not limited to - installing underlays and underflashings, battens and/or plywood, installing drip flashings, and sorting and sizing shingles.

4.7.5Carry out installation of shingle or slate roof.

May include but not limited to - pinning out roof, laying roof underlay, fixing battens, loading shingles or slate on to roof, fixing shingles or slate, fitting cut shingles or slate (for valleys and hips), and measuring and fitting top course.

4.7.6Complete and finish shingle or slate roof.

May include but not limited to - flashing penetrations and fitting flashings, removing debris, inspecting finished roof, and correcting defects.

Frequency of Assessment:The first assessment of current competence will occur 2 years after the date of the issue of the licence. Ongoing assessments will occur every 2 years after the date of the last assessment.
History:Roofing licensing class competencies were inserted, as from 1 November 2008, by rule 4(3) Licensed Building Practitioners Amendment Rules 2008. Amend 1 Nov 2008

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Schedule 1 - Licence Class Competencies

Licensing Class:External Plastering
Descriptor:This licensing class covers practitioners applying external solid plaster, or proprietary plaster systems to any category of building.
Explantory Note:This licensing class includes Solid Plastering and Proprietary Plaster Cladding Systems (PPCS).
Competencies:

These competencies may be demonstrated by meeting some or all of the following performance indicators.

Performance indicators:Competency 1: Demonstrate knowledge of the regulatory environment of the building construction industry.
1.11.1 Explain the purpose of the Building Act, Building Code, Health and Safety in Employment Act, Resource Management Act, and their relationship with the construction process.
1.2Describe the key features of the Licensed Building Practitioner Scheme.

Includes but not limited to - the licensing classes, restricted building work, and accountability to the Building Practitioners Board.

1.3Describe the roles and responsibilities of key parties involved in the design and building process.

Roles may include but not limited to - licensed building practitioners (Design, Site, Specialist, Trade), engineers, other trades (e.g. electrical, plumbing, tiling), building consent authorities (BCAs), and clients.

1.4Describe how external plastering fits within the building consent process.

Includes but not limited to - trigger points for consent, application, inspection, code compliance certificates, and consequences of non-compliance.

1.5Explain the importance of, and operate within scope of individual competence, and recognise when other expertise is required.

Includes but not limited to - the implications of the different external plastering areas of practice.

Competency 2: Demonstrate knowledge of current external plastering trade practice.
2.1Explain relevant technical external plastering terms and construction methods.
2.2Explain relevant external plastering methods and trade practice.
2.3Access and interpret relevant technical information.

For Solid Plastering, may include but not limited to building plans and specifications, E2/AS1, NZS 4251, manufacturers' technical information.

And/or

For PPCS, may include but not limited to building plans and specifications, E2/AS1, manufacturers' technical information.

2.4Demonstrate knowledge of interactions with other trades.

May include but not limited to - carpentry, electrical, plumbing, tiling, drainlaying, gasfitting, excavating, bricklaying and blocklaying, roofing, landscaping, joinery, decorating, and waterproofing.

2.5Describe safe working practices on site.

May include but not limited to - personal protective equipment, safety barriers, and scaffolding.

2.6Describe the management of environmental issues on site.

May include but not limited to - site runoff (wash out water), building waste and hazardous materials disposal, alkali exposure, dust from operations.

2.7Explain preliminary site set-up requirements.

May include but not limited to - access, site signage, temporary water and electricity, toilet, shed/store, phone, and scaffolding.

Competency 3: Carry out planning for external plastering work.
3.1Read and interpret working drawings, specifications, programme schedules.

May include but not limited to - position of control joints, and planning of workflows to suit site exposure.

3.2Order and coordinate material supply to site.May include but not limited to - ability to measure, calculate and estimate quantities.
Competency 4: Carry out external plastering work.

This competency may be demonstrated by meeting some or all of the performance indicators in one or more of the following areas of practice.

Area of practice 1: Solid Plastering
4.1.1Work safely at all times.

May include but not limited to - personal protective equipment, safety barriers, and scaffolding.

4.1.2Manage environmental issues on site.

May include but not limited to - site runoff (wash out water), building waste and hazardous materials disposal, alkali exposure, dust from operations, complying with the Resource Management Act requirements.

4.1.3Comply with the requirements of current New Zealand Standards at all times.

Includes but not limited to NZS 4251.

4.1.4Check and prepare existing and new solid surfaces for plastering.
4.1.5Check and prepare frame construction, substrate and reinforcing for plastering and apply scratch coat.
4.1.6Apply flanking coat to prepared walls and soffits.
4.1.7Apply plaster finishing coat to prepared interior and exterior surfaces.
4.1.8Plaster floors, steps, and landings.
4.1.9Cure plastered surfaces.
Area of practice 2: Proprietary Plaster Cladding Systems (PPCS)
4.2.1Work safely at all times.

May include but not limited to - personal protective equipment, safety barriers, and scaffolding.

4.2.2Manage environmental issues on site.

May include but not limited to - site runoff (wash out water), building waste and hazardous materials disposal, alkali exposure, dust from operations, complying with the Resource Management Act requirements.

4.2.3Comply with the requirements of current system's specifications at all times.
4.2.4For Exterior Insulating Finishing System (EIFS).

Check framing, set up, flash, measure, cut and fix substrate.

4.2.5For EIFS

Check substrate, apply base coat, and reinforce.

4.2.6For rebated fibre cement

Check substrate, apply jointing compound to rebated joint.

4.2.7For lightweight fibre cement

Check substrate, apply base coat, and reinforce.

4.2.8For rebated fibre cement, lightweight fibre cement and EIFS

Apply a proprietary levelling plaster to a solid substrate.

4.2.9For rebated fibre cement, lightweight fibre cement and EIFS

Apply finishing coats to prepared proprietary plaster cladding substrates

Frequency of Assessment:The first assessment of current competence will occur 2 years after the date of the issue of the licence. Ongoing assessments will occur every 2 years after the date of the last assessment.
History:External Plastering licensing class competencies were inserted, as from 1 November 2008, by rule 4(3) Licensed Building Practitioners Amendment Rules 2008. Amend 1 Nov 2008.

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Schedule 1 Licence Class Competencies

Licensing Class:Bricklaying and Blocklaying
Descriptor:This licensing class covers practitioners laying or erecting bricks or blocks for any category of building.
Explantory Note:This licensing class includes Veneer and Structural Masonry.
Competencies:

These competencies may be demonstrated by meeting some or all of the following performance indicators.

Performance Indicators:Competency 1: Demonstrate knowledge of the regulatory environment of the building construction industry.
1.1Explain the purpose of the Building Act, Building Code, Health and Safety in Employment Act, Resource Management Act, and their relationship with the construction process.
1.2Describe the key features of the Licensed Building Practitioner Scheme.

Includes but not limited to - the licensing classes, restricted building work, and accountability to the Building Practitioners Board.

1.3Describe the roles and responsibilities of key parties involved in the design and building process.

Roles may include but not limited to - licensed building practitioners (Design, Site, Specialist, Trade), engineers, other trades (e.g. electrical, plumbing, tiling), building consent authorities (BCAs), and clients.

1.4Describe how bricklaying and blocklaying fits within the building consent process.

Includes but not limited to - trigger points for consent, application, inspection, code compliance certificates, and consequences of non-compliance.

1.5Explain the importance of, and operate within scope of individual competence, and recognise when other expertise is required.

Includes but not limited to - the implications of different bricklaying and blocklaying areas of practice.

Competency 2: Demonstrate knowledge of current bricklaying and blocklaying trade practice.
2.1Explain relevant technical bricklaying and blocklaying terms and construction methods.
2.2Explain relevant current veneer and/or structural masonry construction methods and trade practice.

Veneer
May include but not limited to - implications of earthquake and sea spray zones, cavity requirements, foundation recess, installation of sills, lintels and arches, flashing of openings, penetrations, maximum height requirements, locating and positioning wall ties, setting the correct bond, and preparation of mortar.

Structural Masonry
May include but not limited to - setting the correct bond, positioning and fixing steel, erecting a raking gable, placement and use of control joints, bracing and templates to hold lintel up, reinforcing steel (grades, types, positioning, bending techniques), pilaster columns, and grouting methods

2.3Access and interpret relevant technical information.
2.4Demonstrate knowledge of the needs of other trades and the process of integration.

May include but not limited to - electrical, plumbing, tiling, drainlaying, gasfitting, excavating, carpentry, plastering, roofing, and window installing.

2.5Describe safe working practices on site.

May include but not limited to - storage of materials, temporary safety barriers, scaffolding, trestles, masonry cutting, relocating masonry units, loading and unloading, and personal protective equipment (PPE).

2.6Describe the management of environmental issues on site.

May include but not limited to - site runoff (wash out water), building waste and hazardous materials disposal, alkali exposure, dust from operations.

2.7Explain preliminary site set-up requirements.

May include but not limited to - access, site signage, temporary water and electricity, toilet, shed/store, and documentation.

Competency 3: Carry out planning for masonry work.
3.1Read and interpret working drawings, specifications, programming, and schedules of quantities.
3.2Carry out building calculations and order and coordinate material supply.

May include but not limited to - measurements, calculation and estimation of quantities, ordering and coordinating material supply and delivery, and planning own work in coordination with the main contractor.

Competency 4: Carry out masonry work.

This competency may be demonstrated by meeting some or all of the performance indicators in one or more of the following areas of practice.

Area of practice 1: Veneer
4.1.1Work safely at all times.

May include but not limited to - storage of materials, temporary safety barriers, scaffolding, trestles, masonry cutting, relocating masonry units, loading and unloading, and personal protective equipment (PPE).

4.1.2Manage environmental issues on site.

May include but not limited to - site runoff (wash out water), building waste and hazardous materials disposal, alkali exposure, dust from operations, complying with the Resource Management Act requirements.

4.1.3Prepare to lay brick veneer and related masonry units.

May include but not limited to - laying a limited foundation wall to a maximum height of 1.2 metres, checking foundation rebate, ensuring openings are flashed and building wrap fixed, setting out veneer units, and completing cuts consistent with bond.

4.1.4Lay brick veneer and related masonry units.

May include but not limited to - preparation of mortar, selection and laying of veneer masonry units using the correct bond, making provision for clean out ports in first row, provision of weep holes according to NZ Standard requirements, ensuring equivalent vent holes provided in last course, screwing wall ties according to NZ Standard requirements, and tooling all joints, cleaning up joint mortar and mortar droppings, cleaning down of finished surfaces.

4.1.5Complete and finish the laying of brick veneer and related masonry units.

May include but not limited to - cleaning out cavity, foundation rebate, and close off, removing debris, and cleaning out ports ensuring weepholes are maintained.

Area of practice 2: Structural Masonry
4.2.1Work safely at all times.

May include but not limited to - storage of materials, temporary safety barriers, scaffolding, trestles, masonry cutting, relocating masonry units, loading and unloading, and personal protective equipment (PPE).

4.2.2Manage environmental issues on site.

May include but not limited to - site runoff (wash out water), building waste and hazardous materials disposal, alkali exposure, dust from operations, complying with the Resource Management Act requirements.

4.2.3Complete preparations to lay structural masonry units.

May include but not limited to - setting out block work and ensuring correct placement of steel starter bars, preparation of reinforcing steel of correct grade, dimensions, and size according to specifications and drawings.

4.2.4Lay masonry units.

May include but not limited to - preparation of mortar, selection of appropriate masonry units, and laying using the correct bond to leave cores uninterrupted, formation of clean out ports, placement and tying reinforcing steel according to specifications and drawings, tooling joints, cleaning up joint mortar and mortar droppings, cleaning down of finished surfaces, and preparation of cavity and closing off clean out ports

4.2.5Complete and finish the laying of masonry units. May include but not limited to - addition of admixtures to grout on-site, placement of grout into cores and cavities, removing debris, and compaction of grout using a vibrator or rodder as appropriate.
Frequency of Assessment:The first assessment of current competence will occur 2 years after the date of the issue of the licence. Ongoing assessments will occur every 2 years after the date of the last assessment.
History:Bricklaying and Blocklaying licensing class competencies were inserted, as from 1 November 2008, by rule 4(3) Licensed Building Practitioners Amendment Rules 2008. Amend 1 Nov 2008
Last updated 14 June 2013

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