Does the pool fence at your new home comply with the current pool safety laws? Do you want to reduce the risk of a child gaining access to your pool? Do you want peace of mind? Let us complete your Pool Safety Inspection to comply with the law.
Since December 2010 the Queensland Government implemented new pool safety laws which require all existing pools comply with the Queensland Development Code – part MP3.4 “Pool Safety Barriers”
Our inspection will be carried out in accordance with the Pool Safety Standard which is the Queensland Development Code – part MP3.4, Australian Standards 1926 – 2007 parts 1 & 2 and all other standards prescribed under the Building Act 1975 for ensuring the safety of persons using a regulated pool.
If the inspected pool is Compliant
If the inspected pool is deemed to be Compliant you will be issued with a Pool Safety Certificate – Form 23 within 2 business days and your pool will be placed on the Pool Safety Register. Access the register here.
If the inspected pool in Non-Compliant
If the inspected pool is deemed to be Non-Compliant you will be issued with a Pool Safety Nonconformity Notice – Form 26. You will also be given an Inspection Report which will detail items (including photographic evidence) that have been determined to breach the current Pool Safety Standard and will require rectification within 90 days of the date on your Form 26. We also offer advice and recommendations on the non-compliant issues and can complete minor pool safety repairs if required.
The Pool will also be registered as being Non-Compliant and under the Legislation must engage the re-inspection to be completed by the initial Licensed Inspector (us) to receive your Pool Safety Certificate.
When all items have been rectified you can book a re-inspection through our office, and you will receive your Pool Safety Certificate within 2 business days of the successful re-inspection.
Pool Safety Checklist
|Pool Gates – Ensure gates swing away from the pool and the gate must self-close and latch shut from any position. The latch must be more than 1.5meters off the ground.|
|Pool Fences – The pool fence must be 1.2metres high with a non-climbable zone of 900mm within the fence. Gaps within the fence must not be greater than 100mm.|
|Dividing Fences – Boundary fences into pool areas must be 1.8m high and must not have climbable rails or objects on your side (the pool side) of the fence. Alternatively the boundary fence can be 1.2m high with a non-climbable zone of 1.2 m on the neighbour’s side.|
|Resuscitation Sign – There must be a Resuscitation sign visible in the pool area.|
|Branches – Trim back any branches or vegetation that a child could use to climb over the pool fence|
|Climbable Objects – remove climbable objects (any object, toehold or ledge greater than 10mm) from the pool fence and surrounding areas and shield or remove climbable objects within 900mm of the pool fence. Climbable objects within 300mm of the inside of the pool fence must also be removed or shielded.|
|Doors – No door from the house can open into the pool area. There must be a separate fence between the house and the pool.|
|Windows – install permanently fixed security screens on windows that open into the pool enclosure or ensure window openings into the pool area can only open with no more than a 100mm gap.|
Further information can be found at http://www.dip.qld.gov.au/resources/guideline/building/pool-safety-guidelines.pdf