Means of Escape to a Final Exit

8:30 AM
12:00 PM

Hybrid - Venue: Building and Fire Services, 30 Kioreroa Road, Whangarei 0110 and Online via Teams


The Means of Escape to a Final Exits workshop will include all aspects of means of escape from a building including open paths, safe paths, exitways and final exits. The workshop is designed to be both theory and interactive. It includes a technical presentation, a building case studie, product examples and a technical quiz challenge and assessment.

Our half day workshops are designed to provide technical training and information for Inspectors, Testers, IQP’s, Council Officers, Property Managers and other interested parties working in the building compliance sector.

Means of Escape to a Final Exit

  • Focus on inspection, maintenance and reporting including the certification and issue of a Form 12A.
  • Cover an overview of the legal requirements of the New Zealand Building Act and Building Code right through to the relevant performance standards
  • Certification and ongoing compliance of the specified systems SS15/2 Final Exits and SS 4 Emergency Lighting.
  • The purpose and requirements of these systems, how to approach the process of inspections
  • A practical look at common defects, reporting and what and when to certify.


Trent Fearnley has over 26 years of experience in the fire industry and the education industry, from firefighting to fire investigator to fire risk management and fire engineering.

Trent brings his vast experience and capabilities from his previous roles as National Advisor Fire Risk Management in Fire and Emergency NZ (FENZ), Developer and Subject Matter Expert for the NZ Diploma in Fire Engineering at the Open Polytechnic of NZ to the role of Technical Director to support and grow the skills of our Association.

Trent’s current roles as Director of the Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE) and Board Member of Vocational Engineering Education NZ also provide key relationships and knowledge of the education sector to the role. The landscape of Safety Critical Work is changing and we want to prepare our members for any changes that may happen. Trent has been involved in the changes introduced by the Reform of Vocational Education and we wish to utilise his knowledge to benefit our members.

Costs for the workshop are:

$355+GST members

$455+GST non-members

If you enrol in both this workshop and the Signage for Compliance workshop you will receive a 15% discount. Please see combined event to get the discount.

If you would like attend these workshops online please contact Trent