Pool Safety Inspections
We will inspect and give advice as to what is required to make the pool fence compliant with current Pool Fence Safety regulations throughout Gold Coast and Brisbane.
We will also inspect and report on making the pool fence compliant with the aim of issuing a pool fence certificate.
Does Your Pool Meet The Safety Standards?
Drowning is one of the leading causes of death in Queensland for children under five, and compliant pool fencing, along with active supervision and learning to swim, can save lives.
From 1 December 2015, all regulated Queensland swimming pools are required to meet the single swimming pool barrier standard, which has been phased in over the past five years.
Information is available from Queensland Building and Construction Commission to help homeowners to assess their pools for compliance. Pool owners can also check the website to ensure their pool is registered.
The single standard is designed to increase pool safety and simplify pool safety laws, which previously included 11 different safety standards and covers such things as the height and strength of barriers, mandatory non-climbable areas, gate-latching requirements and preventing direct access from a building into a pool area.
The standard applies to new and existing pools in houses, unit complexes, hotels, motels, backpacker accommodation, caravan parks and mobile van parks. It is the responsibility of all pool owners to ensure their pools comply with the standard by 1 December, or earlier if the property is sold or leased.
For non-compliance with the pool safety standard, there is an on-the-spot fine of $824.60 for individuals and $2,356 for companies. The maximum penalty a court can impose is $19,437.
We provide pool inspections service only. We do not sell pool fencing at all you can be sure that our advice is completely impartial and that our focus is 100% on making sure that your pool fencing complies with the legislation and that it is safe.
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Pool Safety Inspection Checklist
Before we come out to perform a pool safety inspection, familiarise yourself with these points:
- Climbable Objects – Objects that have toeholds or ledges that are at least 10mm must be kept at least 900mm away from the outside of the pool fence; they must be kept at least 300mm from the inside of the fence.
- Branches – Trim back branches so they can’t be used to gain access to your pool area.
- Pool Gates – Your pool gates must self-latch, self-close and swing away from your pool. The Latches should be at least 1.5 metres high.
- Windows – Any windows that open into your pool area should have security screens or be restricted to open only 100mm.
- Doors – You shouldn’t have any doors that open directly from your house into your pool area.
- Pool Fences – Fences must be at least 1.2 metres high. Gaps should be less than 100mm, and there should be a non-climbable portion of at least 900mm.
- Resuscitation Signs – You should be able to see your resuscitation signs from the pool area.
Required CPR Sign
Click here to view/download the necessary CPR sign needed as a safety precaution.