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Qld Swimming Pool Safety Inspections & Safety Certificates Pool safety inspections have a vital role in lowering the cases of drowning & immersion injuries of children in both non-shared and shared swimming pools. It is a pool owner's responsibility to ensure that their pool is enclosed and the pool barriers are in place as specified by pool secure fencing regulations in Queensland. Any fencing or barrier that is damaged ought to be fixed right away to prevent mishaps because unsupervised young children may gain access to a pool through a broken fence. Who Are Pool Safety Inspectors? Pool safety inspectors are experts and licensed by the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) to undertake inspections of pools to determine if they conform to the swimming pool safety standards. When the pool is compliant, the inspector will issue a pool safety certificate to the pool owner. Pool Safety Inspections Compliance Being aware of whether your swimming pool conforms with the safety standard or not, is critical as it sets the platform for engagement with a pool safety inspector. Generally speaking, the swimming pool inspection at the Sunshine Coast touches on several sections which as the property owner you have to be aware of. These include: Fences - The minimal length has to be 120 cm from finished ground level to the top of the pool barrier. Any horizontal climbable bars on a fence should be spaced a minimum of 90cm apart, and vertical bars should not have gaps over 10 centimetres. To prevent youngsters from climbing up over fences into the pool area, climbable objects such as trees and shrubs, pot plants, chairs and ladders must not be found inside 90 cm from the pool fencing. Signage - Pool safety regulations necessitate CPR signage to be displayed prominently close to the pool area or fixed to the barrier for the pool so the sign is conspicuous and that can be easily read from three metres away Windows and Doors - Doors should be self-closing & self-latching and not open onto the pool, while windows should not open greater than 10 cm or must be fully covered with screen. The pool safety standard necessitates there must be no direct entry through a door from the house or another structure towards the pool area. Penalties for Non-Compliant Pools For any non-compliance with the pool safety standards, the Qld government can investigate compliance and can collect penalties. The local council could collect on-the-spot fines for both individual property owners and companies. Penalties up to $19,437 might be charged for non-compliance. QLD Pool Safety Certificates A Form, 23-Pool safety certificate, is a confirmation that your pool described in the form was inspected by a registered pool safety inspector and identified to be a complying swimming pool per the pool safety regulations. Pool safety certificates are required when buying, selling, renting or entering into any other type of accommodation agreement for a residence with a swimming pool. These certificates have a validity period of one year for shared pools whilst non-shared pools. The validity period is 2 years. For shared pools, every unit owner doesn't need to get a separate certificate for the same swimming pool. Under the QBCC Act and QBCC Regulation, a contractor may have the capacity to do particular works on a pool fence without having a QBCC licence. On the other hand, building development approval is needed for carrying out any jobs that surpass the limits outlined by the building regulation schedules 2B or 2C. If Form 26 is given, don't change the pool safety inspector within three months (re-inspection period) right from the date of issue. Contact Elite Pool Inspections for Pool safety inspections services



Elite Pool Inspections

12, Pirramurra, Bracken Ridge, Queensland, 4017, Australia

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