CMI SUSPENDED, CODEMARK LOSES ANOTHER CERTIFIER

By NZHJ July 15, 2019 Building Materials

Another CodeMark Product Certification Body was suspended last week, taking the 2019 tally to two.

Effective Wednesday last week, the Joint Accreditation System of Australia & New Zealand (JAS-ANZ) suspended CertMark International Pty Ltd’s (CMI) accreditation as a CodeMark Product Certification Body (PCB).

CMI is the second PCB to be suspended this year following BEAL's accreditation being revoked in February.

JAS-ANZ says CMI was suspended "for breaching the following clauses of the Accreditation Deed Poll – Conditions of Accreditation – specifically clauses 1, 2, 14, and 20, and therefore poses an unacceptable risk to JAS-ANZ and accreditation."

MBIE said on Friday that CMI's suspension may be lifted by JAS-ANZ if CMI "resolves the issues that led to its suspension" before 1 October 2019.

In the meantime, MBIE says that CMI "cannot perform any of the functions of a CodeMark PCB, including accepting or evaluating new certification applications, revising existing certificates, or undertaking surveillance activities for existing certificate holders."

However, all current CodeMark product certificates issued by CMI remain valid and can "continue to be relied on" by Building Consent Authorities (BCAs) as long as they remain on the MBIE CodeMark New Zealand Product Certificate Register.

MBIE will be working with CMI's certificate holders to help ensure any upcoming surveillance is carried out by another accredited PCB.

MBIE recommends BCAs check the Product Certificate Register before issuing any new building consents involving certificates issued by CMI.

To see a list of current PCBs, visit Applying for CodeMark.

Questions about CMI's suspension can be addressed to MBIE at products@mbie.govt.nz.

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