The Joint Accreditation System of Australia & NZ has suspended CertMark International Pty Ltd’s accreditation as a CodeMark product certification body under the Building Act, as of 10 July.
In a release shortly after the suspension was announced on Thursday, CertMark expressed surprise because the accreditation body regularly audits it, and said the suspension was temporary & related to 6 minor matters.
The Accreditation System said suspension was due to CertMark not meeting CodeMark accreditation requirements, and gave the company until 1 October to resolve the issues.
“While suspended, CertMark cannot perform any of the functions of a CodeMark product certification body, including accepting or evaluating new certification applications, revising existing certificates, or undertaking surveillance activities for existing certificate holders.
“All current CodeMark product certificates issued by CertMark remain valid, and can continue to be relied on by building consent authorities as long as they remain on the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE) CodeMark NZ product certificate register.”
CertMark said in its response: “JAS-ANZ has provided CertMark with a detailed list of 6 actions to be undertaken in order to have the suspension lifted. CertMark was surprised to receive this notification as we are audited regularly by JAS-ANZ, including repeated reviews of the 6 points raised. That said, we are confident that we can close out the nonconformities in a timely manner.”
CertMark is based on the Queensland Sunshine Coast and operates in Australia & New Zealand.
Attribution: JAS-ANZ & company releases.