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CertifierBuilding certifier/ building surveyor/ principal certifying authority, being the relevant authority providing building approvals, construction and occupancy certificates and the like.
ChecklistA logical list of items / activities being inspected for conformity as part of Surveillance Monitoring.
Corrective Action ReportCARs are a document used to record and track the resolution of non-conformances identified during inspections, tests, or daily operations. The purpose of CARs is to ensure that non-conformances are properly addressed and prevented from reoccurring.
Hold PointA ‘hold’ point defines a point beyond which work may not proceed without the authorisation of a designated person, eg client representative, consultant, designated service provider or authority.
Inspection Test PlanITPs are a plan of When, What and How will conduct inspections and tests to ensure the work is meeting the projects specification, and necessary standards.
Inspection Test ReportITRs are a report that provides evidence of checking conformity with acceptance criteria with traceability to the person(s) approving. All hold points, approvals, inspections, tests, and verifications for a specific element of works.
Lot / Lot PlanA specified work area, usually defined by location, where trade work or activity is being inspected / tested.
Non - ConformanceAny product or service which cannot achieve the specified or legislative requirements.
QualityDescribes the extent to which a set of characteristics fulfills the requirements.
Self-Inspection / SurveillanceWhere the project team and or the subcontractor performing the work verifies the quality progressively – often with the aid of a checklist.
Technical Data SheetTDS is a document that provides detailed information about a product or material including its specification and characteristics. The purpose of a TDS is to provide accurate, comprehensive information about a product or material to facilitate its use.
Witness PointA ‘witness’ point provides a third party (such as the client / certifier / consultant(s) / a regulatory authority) with the opportunity to witness the inspection or testing of an aspect of the work.

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