2 half day workshops, BWOF Fundamentals and Owners Compliance Checks

8:30 AM
4:00 PM

Online via Teams


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.

Workshop 1: BWOF Fundamentals 8.30am-12pm

The workshop is designed for both IQP’s and Building Compliance Officials. Whether you are new or experienced in the industry this is a good course designed to upskill or refresh your skills in the Building Warrant of Fitness regime.

It is an essential course if your are wanting to start your pathway towards becoming registered as an IQP.

This session covers the background of the Building Act, Schedule 1, Specified Systems, the BWOF process from start to end, Annual Reports, Form 11’s, status reporting and much more.

Workshop 2: Owners Compliance Checks 1pm-4.00pm

This workshop is practical training on the purpose and procedures required for the completion of monthly inspections (owners checks) on specified systems as required by the Building Act and Building Regulations.

The course will cover key elements of the NZ Building Act, NZ Compliance Schedule Handbook, Inspections as listed on a building compliance schedule document, including SS14/2 signs for specified systems, SS15/2 final exits and exitways to reach a place of safety, SS15/3 and SS15/5 fire and smoke separations relating to means of escape, SS15/4 signs for

communicating information for evacuation (exit, directional, no exit signs), and look at the functional relationship with other specified systems in respect to means of escape such as SS3 Doors.

jpg Our trainer 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.

Cost of workshop 1 is members $235+GST and non members $295+GST

Cost of workshop 2 is members $185+GST and non members $245+GST

Enrol in both courses and you will receive a 15% discount.

Sessions for this event

Workshop 1 BWOF Fundamentals
Nov 9, 2023, 8:30:00 AM

This session is selectable as part of an event ticket purchase.

(37) spots left

Workshop 2 Owners Compliance Checks
Nov 9, 2023, 1:00:00 PM

This session is selectable as part of an event ticket purchase.

(40) spots left