Assessment criteria

The design check list has assigned critical, major and minor importance to its individual components. The following explains the significance of these and how they then impact upon your accreditation assessment.

Critical: A critical non-compliance is one where:

  • There is little or no evidence of compliance with the code and/or the design standard; or
  • There is high risk of the product/service not meeting specifications; or
  • A high risk to human safety; or
  • A high risk of environmental damage.

A critical non-compliance attracts 25 penalty points.

Major: A major non-compliance is one where:

  • There is significant departure from the code and/or the design standard; and
  • There is a significant risk of the product/service not meeting specifications; or
  • A significant risk to human safety; or
  • A significant risk of environmental damage.

A major non-compliance attracts 10 penalty points.

Minor: A minor non-compliance is a departure from the code and/or the design standard;

  • That does not risk the status of the product/service; and
  • Is not a likely risk to human safety; or
  • Does not pose a risk of environmental damage.

A minor non-compliance attracts 2 penalty points.

To be assessed as satisfactory for accreditation, a submitted design must have no more than 20 penalty points