(1) A council or the Minister may be satisfied that--(a) a particular design, material, process or product complies with a criterion for approval, or(b) an activity has been carried out in compliance with an approval,by relying on a certificate to that effect from an appropriately qualified person.
(2) A certificate relating to a particular design, material, process or product must specify the particular criterion with which the design, material, process or product complies.
(3) The council or the Minister must rely on such a certificate if it is from an appropriately qualified person and is furnished by a public authority.
Note : Sections 92 and 93 specify circumstances in which a council does not have to form an independent judgment about some aspect of an activity for which approval is being sought, but may rely on an accreditation or certification of a competent person.
A component, process or design relating to an activity may be accredited in accordance with the procedure set out in Division 5 of this Part.
Section 732 exempts a council, councillor or employee of a council from liability that would otherwise be incurred as a consequence of relying on an accreditation or certification.