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Gold Coast QLD Pool Safety Certificates

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Pool Safety Certificates

A Pool Safety Certificate issued under the Building Act 1975 states that the pool is a complying pool.

To obtain a Pool Safety Certificate, you need to arrange for your swimming pool to be inspected by a licensed pool safety inspector or a private building certifier. There will be a charge for this service. These certificates are valid for one year for shared pools and two years for non-shared pools.

Licensed Pool Safety Inspectors

Pool Safety Council

The Queensland Government's Pool Safety Council established under the Building Act 1975 administers the licensing of pool safety inspectors.

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Why some pools fail a safety inspection

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POOL FENCE

  • Is there a fence and gate around the pool?
  • Is the fence height 1200mm or higher?
  • Does it have vertical/glass panels?
  • Are the fixtures all secure?
  • Is the distance between horizontal bars more than 900mm?
  • Is the gap between the ground and the fence less than 100mm?
  • Is the gap between vertical bars 100mm or less on either side when squeezing together?
  • Is there NO direct access from house through doors and windows?
  • Ensure there are no sharp materials on or around the fence area?
  • Are there no climbable parts protruding more than 10mm?
  • Is the area outside the fence clear by 900mm & 300mm inside?

Pool Gate

  • Is the gate 1200mm or higher?
  • Is the gate latch 1500mm from ground level?
  • Does the gate open outwards away from pool area?
  • Does the gate close and self lock from any position including when rested on latch?
  • Are the hinges 900mm or more apart?
  • Is the gap between the ground and the gate less than 100mm?
  • Is the distance between horizontal bars more than 900mm?
  • Does the gate stay secure and not open when a child bounces on the bottom rail of gate?
  • Are there no climbable parts protruding more than 10mm?
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Gold Coast Pool Fence Inspections

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How do the New Pool Safety Laws affect you on the Gold Coast?

Under the new swimming pool safety laws:
pool safety certificates, issued by a licensed Gold Coast Pool Safety Inspector, are required when selling or leasing a property with a pool. Gold Coast Pool Safety Certificates are valid for one year for a shared pool and two years for a non-shared pool ie: the family pool. The pool safety standards apply to all pools associated with houses, units, hotels, motels, backpacker hostels, caravan parks, mobile van parks and other forms of short-term accommodation
both new and existing pools must be upgraded to comply with the new safety standards within 5 years unless sold or leased first.


All Gold Coast swimming pools need to be included on the state-based pool register by 4 May 2011. It is up to the pool owner to ensure they are on that register or face being fined. Safety barriers are mandatory for all portable pools and spas deeper than 300mm.

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Pool Safety Links

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For Pool Safety information click on the following topics:

Register your pool or spa

Standard for pool fences

Selling or leasing a property with a pool or spa

Pool safety inspections

Overview of the pool safety laws

Hotels, motels and resorts and other class 3 buildings

Requirements for CPR and warning signs

Child safety and pools 

Or Go To  

Department of Local Government and Planning   www.dlgp.qld.gov.au/pool-safety/

 

Or

 

Pool Safety Council  www.dlgp.qld.gov.au/pool-safety/pool-safety-council.html

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Pool Safety Forms

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