Pool Safety - Brisbane Pool Inspections

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Maintenance of pool fences and safety barriers is essential to reduce the number of drownings and serious immersion injuries of young children in swimming pools.

Pool owners are responsible for ensuring pool barriers are maintained and damaged fencing or barriers are fixed immediately.

Pool fences and safety barriers commonly fail because:

  • the gates are not self-closing and self-latching from all points
  • the height of the pool safety barrier is less than 1200 millimeters because ground levels and garden beds have increased or grown over time and have, therefore, reduced the height of the pool barrier
  • the adjoining boundary fences have climbable rails
  • the windows opening into the pool enclosure are open-able with more than a 100 millimeter gap
  • there are climbable objects near the pool safety barrier.

 

Make your pool barrier compliant

There are a number of easy fixes to help ensure your pool safety barrier or fence complies:

  • replace, tighten or adjust the hinges on your gates
  • make sure the pool safety barrier height is 1200 millimeters from bottom to top
  • trim back any vegetation or branches that a child could use to climb over the pool safety barrier
  • shield or remove climbable objects within 900 millimeters of the pool safety barrier
  • install permanently fixed security screens on windows that open into the pool enclosure
  • remove climbable objects from the pool safety barrier and surrounding areas.

 

Summer pool safety ahead of new laws

Summer pool safety ahead of new laws

There is now one pool safety standard, the Queensland Development Code Mandatory Part 3.4 (PDF, 1.3MB), that replaces 11 different pool safety standards.

You may also refer to the Queensland Government’s pool safety laws for more information regarding the pool safety regulations.

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Testimonials

We have recently used the services of Brisbane Pools Inspections Pty Ltd, to make the necessary changes to our pool to get a Pool Safety Certificate. Sam (David) Walker was delightful to deal with and made this process as easy as possible for us. He was prompt, efficient and helpful and I am very happy to recommend the services of his Company. Best wishes Alexa
Hi Sam, Many thanks. It is a relief to have this issue behind us. Thanks for your help and guidance. It has been genuinely appreciated. Kind regards David
Hi Sam, I just wanted to say thank you for the way you handled the inspection. I had no idea what it entailed and you were professional and obviously very experienced and knowledgeable which put my mind at ease. That you were able to do the couple of small adjustments on site to finish the inspection was amazing. Thank you! Kirsten
Hi Sam I just got back from Melbourne yesterday and was delighted to see the new fence – you really have done an excellent job and we are so pleased with your workmanship. Kind regards………………….Gordon and Sue