Pool Safety LawsMost people associate pools with fun in the sun. In reality, pools can be quite dangerous ifsafety isn’t k...
Any dividing fences need to be a minimum of 1.8m high and not climbable on your side of thefence.Climbable ObjectsThis is ...
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Pool safety laws

Before you make an appointment for building inspections Brisbane to get your pool safety certificate, you need to do a quick check. http://www.twinspectors.com.au
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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  • 1. Pool Safety LawsMost people associate pools with fun in the sun. In reality, pools can be quite dangerous ifsafety isn’t kept top of the list. The government decided to look into new safety regulations inorder to curb the number of drowning accidents. The upshot is that your pool needs to bebrought up to a compliant level for safety reasons.What the New Pool Fence Safety Laws SayThe new laws apply to existing pools although any new pools built will also have to apply. Somegeneral things apply to all pools:1) If your property has a pool, whether you own it or are leasing it, you need a pool safetycertificate. The certificate is valid for two years in the case of pools that are not shared and oneyear for pools that are.2) Compliance standards need to be met before the deadline.3) The laws also apply to commercial properties – thus every property with a pool.4) Portable pools and spas that are deeper than 300mm need to have safety barriers.5) All pools also need to be listed in the pool safety register.The Pool Safety Inspection ChecklistBefore you book your building inspections Brisbane to get your pool safety certificate, you needto run quickly through the following checklist.Pool FencesYour fence needs to be a minimum of 1.2 metres high, including a portion of at least 900mmthat is not climbable. Gaps need to be less than 100mm.Pool GatesThese need to swing out from the pool area and need to be able to close and latch bythemselves. The latches need to be a minimum of 1.5 metres off the ground.Dividing Fences
  • 2. Any dividing fences need to be a minimum of 1.8m high and not climbable on your side of thefence.Climbable ObjectsThis is anything that is considered possible to climb – such as a toehold or ledge that is aminimum of 10mm. Anything climbable must be kept away from the outside of the fence – aminimum distance of 900mm from the outside is required by law and at least 300mm from theinside of the pool area.DoorsYou cannot have any doors from the house opening directly onto the pool area.Resuscitation SignsThe sign must be clear to read and easy to view from the pool.WindowsMake sure any windows that do open onto the pool area have security screens installed.BranchesMake sure that no branches make it easy for children to climb into the pool area. Trim brancheswhere necessary.For more information on pool safety inspections, click here. http://www.twinspectors.com.au/

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