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Inspection Owner Details

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1. Child resistant door sets

  • Door sets are not permitted in any part of the pool safety barrier.

  • Is the pool area totally self contained within the envelope of its own pool safety barrier?

2. Child resistant windows

  • Is the openable part of window(s) restricted from opening more than 100mm?

  • Is the window opening protected by a security screen (not flyscreen) securely fitted to the openable part of window(s)?

  • Is the window opening protected by bars having spacing not exceeding 100mm?

3. Pool Barrier Fence

  • Does pool fence have a minimum height of 1200mm measured from approach side?

  • Are vertical member spacings a maximum of 100mm apart?

  • Are horizontal rails in pool fence spaced a minimun of 900mm apart with bottom rail located 1000mm below the top of pool safety barrier?

  • Has ground clearance beneath perimeter of pool safety barrier been maintained at a maximum gap of 100mm?

  • Is ground beneath pool fence stabilised or paved to prevent young children from gaining access beneath the pool fence. (Ground firm and well compacted, no loose sand or pebbles etc)?

  • Have stepped or staggered panels with a non climb zone of 900mm been maintained. (NCZ 900mm & 1100mm above highest lower climbable member to top & 1200 high)?

  • Has an outside Non Climbable Zone of 900mm been maintained around the entire outside perimeter of the pool fence? NCZ 1 - NCZ 2 NCZ 3 (No climbable objects eg trees , pot plants, etc within an arc of 900mm measured from top of pool fence)

  • Has an inside Non Climbable zone of 300mm been maintained around the entire inside perimeter of the pool fence? (Not required where gaps in pool barrier are 10mm or less) NCZ 4

  • Are pool fence panels secure and firmly fixed in position, including posts?

  • Is the pool fence free of any finger or footholds greater than 10mm in depth on the surface or within a 1200mm radius (Arc) and are such footholds a minimum of 900mm apart?

  • Is the pool fence free of any finger or footholds greater than 10mm in depth on surface or within 900mm radius (Arc)?

  • Has wire mesh been used as part of the pool fence and if so are apertures less than 13mm in width?

  • If wire mesh has been used with aperatures greater than 13mm but not more than 100mm, is pool barrier a minimum height of 1800mm?

  • Is the pool material used in the construction of the pool fence FIT for purpose?

4. Pool Barrier Gates

  • Do pool gate/s swing outwards away from pool?

  • Is the pool gate self closing and self latching from any position without the use of force including at the latch or from the full open position?

  • Is the latch release height a minimum of 1500mm above ground level?

  • Is the latch release mechanism located on the inside of the pool gate and less than 1500mm above ground or pavement level?

  • If so, is it located a minimum of 150mm from top of pool gate?

  • If so, is the gap at the closing side of the gate 10mm or less?

  • If so, is latch shielded for a clear radius of 450mm?

  • Are gate hinges located a minimum of 900mm apart or if less than 900 mm apart are hinges fitted with cone tops to prevent climbing?

  • Is pool gate height a minimum height of 1200mm measured above adjoining ground level?

  • Is the gap beneath the pool gate 100mm or less?

  • Is the latching device not able to be adjusted without the use of tools, nor locked in an open position?

  • Are the pool gates permanently hung and not able to be lifted off the hinges?

  • Is the pool gate prevented from being propped or held open with devices?

5. Boundary Fences

  • Note: Climbable surface permitted on approach side (Neighbours side) of boundary fence where fence measures 1800mm in height and where a non climb zone exists on the pool side at internal fence and at pool fence junctions.

  • Do boundary fences measure a minimum of 1800mm in height?

  • Has a 900mm non climb zone been provided on the pool side at interval boundary fence locations NCZ 5?

  • Has a 900mm non climb zone been provided at the pool barrier fence and boundary fence location extending 900mm past both sides of pool barrier fence.?

  • If fence rails exist on pool side of boundary fence, does the non climb zone extend 900mm past the pool barrier fence junction and extending 300mm inside the pool barrier fence?

6. Retaining Walls

  • Does retaining wall have an effective height at least 1800mm high?

  • Has a 900mm non climb zone been maintained at the top of section of retaing wall for its entire length when forming part of pool barrier?

  • Does the retaining wall slope away from the pool by not more than 15deg to the vertical?

7. Above ground pools.

  • Is the pool an above ground pool?

  • Is the above ground swimming pool a minimum of 1200mm in height measured above the adjoining ground or pavement level?

  • Has a barrier been placed around pool ladder at the access point?

  • Is there a 1200mm clear non climb zone around the perimeter of the pool including pumps, filters and the like?

  • Is there a designated access point for the access ladder and if so is there a seperate pool barrier enclosure for the access ladder?

  • Is the pool barrier including pool gate fully compliant (To be assessed under general heading of Pool barrier gates / Pool barrier fence).

  • If so, is the pool ladder stored away when not in use?

8. Balconies

  • Has a non climb zone of 900mm been maintained between any over hanging balcony and which is less than 1800mm from the ground level to the underside of the balcony? NCZ 3.

9. Strength and rigidity of fencing components

  • Is the strength and rigidity of the barrier sufficient to resist the forces applied that could reasonably be expected during normal usage? Note: This can be assessed by an average sized adult pushing against the barrier at the critical points i.e. at the highest point of barrier and half way between posts.

10. Part 9A -Division 6 — Building Regulations 2018 - Regulation 147ZF

  • If in the opinion of the Inspector any of the following exist, the Inspector must immediately issue a Certificate of Pool and Spa Barrier Non-compliance (Form 24) to the owner of the land . An answer of NO signifies a Critical Non Compliance.

  • Is the barrier capable of being made compliant with the applicable standard within 60 days?

  • Is the owner likely to bring the barrier into compliance with the applicable standard within 60 days?

  • Does the non compliance with the applicable standard pose a significant and immediate risk to life or safety?

  • Is there any door and or gate which forms part of the barrier, when in the closed position, is able to be opened by a person who is unable to reach the opening mechanism for that door or gate?

  • Is there any door or gate which forms part of the barrier unable to be completely closed?

  • Is there any part of the barrier less than 1m in height measured above the ground?

11. Compliance Decision

  • Is Pool Safety Barrier compliant with the applicable standard to allow for a Form 23 - Certificate of Compliance to be issued?

  • If non-compliant , will you instead issue the owner a list setting out the non compliant items, giving the owner 60 days in which to bring the Pool Safety Barrier into compliance with the applicable standard?

  • If Critical Non-Compliant, you will instead issue a Form 24 Certificate of Non Compliance . (Copy must be sent to Local Council — Building Surveyor)

Sign Off

  • Note. Inspector must advise owner of his/her intention to carry out a reinspection specifying a date / time not more than 60 days from date of this inspection.

  • Completed by (Name and Signature)

List of Non-Compliant Items

  • Photo names: e.g. gate — gate1, gate2, window(s), etc.

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