Procedures and Guidance

Procedures

The following documents outline the requirements and procedures for the evaluation, certification and authorisation of products and the risk assessment process:

NCC Volume Three

NCC Volume Three, Section G contains the procedures for certification of plumbing and drainage products for authorised use in new installation and alterations, additions, replacement and repairs to existing installations. Note: Section G will not be included in NCC 2016. This information will be included in the consolidated WaterMark Scheme Rules, to be published prior to the launch of the improved WaterMark Certification Scheme

Trade Mark Rules

Trade Mark Rules approved by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, governs the use of the WaterMark trade mark, which includes the WaterMark Approved Certifier Agreement and Approved User Agreement.

ABCB Manual for the Assessment of Risks of Plumbing Products

ABCB Manual for the Assessment of Risks of Plumbing Products is intended for use by the WMCAB involved in the process of risk identification, risk analysis, risk assessment and risk treatment of plumbing and drainage materials and products. The objective of the manual is to provide a systematic approach to the assessment of risks of plumbing or drainage materials and products. In addition, it recommends the most appropriate level of control and a method of identifying critical features, which should be addressed in the products specification. The risk assessment provides the consequence scope that determines the level of certification required. Note: This document replaces MP78:1999 Manual for the assessment of risks of plumbing products.


Guidance

The following documents provide detailed guidance on authorisation procedures and the development of a technical specification:

Procedures for Certification of Plumbing and Drainage Products

Procedures for Certification of Plumbing and Drainage Products provide an outline of WaterMark, which is based on a single certification mark. This document set provides guidance on the marking of products and procedures for certification. Note: This document replaces AS 5200.00:2006 procedures for certification of plumbing and drainage products.

Procedure for Developing Technical Specifications

Procedure for Developing Technical Specifications provides writers of technical specifications of plumbing and drainage products with guidance and specific requirements to enable product certification in accordance with the requirements of the WaterMark Scheme Rules. Note: This document replaces ATS 5200.999:2005 Developing technical specifications.

WaterMark Technical Specification Template

WaterMark Technical Specification Template is an electronic template for the drafting of technical specifications.

Deed of Assignment and Licence of Intellectual Property

Deed of Assignment and Licence of Intellectual Property provides confirmation to the ABCB that Intellectual Property rights within a WaterMark Technical Specification to be published by the ABCB are assigned to the ABCB. The Contributor(s) of the WaterMark Technical Specification must complete this Deed and provide it to ABCB for execution.

Specification Development for WaterMark and PCA Compliance

Specification Development for WaterMark and PCA Compliance infographic provides information about the development of referenced documents.

WaterMark Product Database YouTube clip

WaterMark Product Database YouTube clip explains how to navigate the database.


Using the Product Database

An overview of how to use the improved WaterMark Product Database. Read More

ABCB Manual for the Assessment of Risks of Plumbing Products

Provides guidance in the process of risk management of plumbing and drainage products, appliances and equipment in a plumbing and drainage installation, in or around buildings. Read More

Procedure for Developing Technical Specifications

Provides requirements and guidance for writing a new WaterMark Technical Specification. Read More

Procedures for Certification of Plumbing and Drainage Products

Provides guidance in the certification process for plumbing and drainage materials and products. Read More

WaterMark Technical Specification Template

This template should be used when developing a new WaterMark Technical Specification. Read More

Trade Mark Rules

Outlines the rules that govern the use of the WaterMark Trade Mark. Read More

Approved Certifier Agreement

Details the agreement entered into between the WMCAB and the ABCB for the use of the WaterMark. Includes Schedule 3, Approved User Agreement of the use of WaterMarks. Read More

Specification Development for WaterMark and PCA Compliance

Depicts the relationships between the development of WaterMark Product Specifications and PCA referenced documents. Read More