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  • Location:
  • Conducted on:

  • Council reference number:

  • Pool/Spa construction date:

  • Prepared by:

  • Supervisor & registration number:

  • Owners name & contact info:

Type of pool/spa

  • Type

  • Type of pool/spa

  • Inground or above ground

2.1 General

  • Barrier & gate must be a permanent structure, made from durable material.

2.3 fencing height

  • Barrier height not less than 1.2m.

  • NCZ 1.2m radius down from the top of the barrier (outside).

2.3 Perforated material or mesh

  • Fence minimum 1.8m high with 450mm cranked top.

2.4 Ground clearance

  • Gap between ground and barrier no greater than 100mm.

2.5 Outside surface

  • If projections or indentation greater than 10mm they must be no less than 900mm spaced apart.

  • Any lower indentations or projections to be minimum 1.1m from top of barrier

  • Ignore projections/indentations if horizontal members have minimum 60⁰ splay

2.6 Horizontal members (on the inside when vertical members spaced greater than 10mm or on the outside of the fence)

  • (a) Horizontal members shall be no less than 900mm apart.

  • (b) Top surface of lower rail shall be no less than 1.1m below the top of the fence.

  • (c) Surfaces on inside of barrier to be minimum 300mm from barrier.

2.7 vertical members

  • Vertical members spaced no more than 100mm apart.

2.8.1 Security of closure

  • When gate is closed and latched it can’t be:<br>lifted to release the latch OR,<br>unhinge the gate OR,<br>increase the gap underneath greater than 100mm.

2.8.2 Direction of opening

  • Gates to swing outward away from pool area.

2.8.3 Automatic closing gate

  • Self-closing device fitted. Device will close the gate from any open position without manual force.

2.8.4 Latching device

  • Automatically operate on the closing of the gate.

  • Cannot be re-opened without manual release.

  • The latch shall not be able to:<br>• inadvertently be adjusted during operation;<br>• locked in the ‘open’ position; or<br>• adjusted without the use of tools.

2.8.5 Location of latching device

  • 1.5m above FGL

2.8.5 Location of latching device if below 1.5m

  • (a) On the inside of the barrier;

  • (b) Access to the latch must be in a position to reach over or through the barrier no lower than 1.2m above FFL;

  • (c) At least 150mm below the top of barrier or hand-hole.

2.8.6 Shielding of latching device (when latch is below 1.5m)

  • No opening greater than 10mm within 450mm of latch.

Security of closure - when gate is closed and latched it can’t be:

  • lifted to release the latch OR,

  • unhinge the gate OR,

  • increase the gap underneath greater than 100mm.

2.9 Perforated materials or mesh

  • Openings not greater than 50mm

Reg 147ZF - circumstances in which a certificate of barrier NON-compliance must be issued immediately

  • Is the barrier incapable of being made compliant within 60 days?

  • Is the owner unlikely to bring the barrier into compliance within 60 days?

  • Does the non-compliance pose a significant risk to life or safety?

  • Can to gate/doorset be open without operating the latch?

  • Is the gate/doorset unable to be closed completely?

  • Is any part of the barrier less than 1m in height?

  • If the answer is yes to any of these questions, then a Form 24 must be issued immediately.


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

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

  • Note. Inspector must advise owner of their intention to carry out a reinspection specifying a date not more than 60 days after the owner receives the notice.

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