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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

2.1/2.2 General

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

2.3.1 Fencing height

  • Barrier height not less than 1.2m.

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

2.3.2 Perforated material or mesh

  • Openings in fence not greater than 13mm shall have fence height min 1.2m.

  • (a) Openings in fence greater than 13mm but less than 100mm shall have fence height min 2.4m. OR

  • (b) Openings in fence greater than 13mm but less than 100mm with a cranked top shall have a height not less than 1.8m.

2.4 Retaining wall or other such barrier (on high side of pool)

  • (a) Minimum 2.4m high (& in accordance with Clause 2.6)

  • (b) Does NOT slope away from pool area more than 15⁰

2.4 Retaining wall or other such barrier (on low side of pool)

  • (c) Minimum 1.2m high (& in accordance with Clause 2.6) OR

  • (d) Minimum 2.4m high (if not compliant with Clause 2.6)

  • Does not slope towards the pool by more than 15°

2.5 Ground clearance

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

2.6 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

2.7 Horizontal climbable members [includes boundary fence, the outside of pool area & inside of barrier when vertical openings exceed 10mm]

  • (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.

2.8 Horizontal non-climbable members (alternative to 2.7)

  • (a) horizontal members not complying with 2.7 have 60⁰ splay OR

  • (b) Vertical members spaced no more than 10mm apart for internal rails.

2.9 Horizontal surfaces inside the fencing when vertical openings exceed 10mm

  • 300mm deep NCZ maintained within the pool area, unless vertical openings no more than 10mm wide.

2.10 Vertical members

  • Openings no greater than 100mm.

2.11 Gates & fittings

  • 2.11.1 - Gate swings away from pool area.

  • 2.11.2 – Self-closing device fitted & will close the gate from any open position without manual force. 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. Location of latch

  • Minimum 1.5m high.

If less than 1.5m high the latch must be:

  • (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 OR,<br>Not less than 1.1m above the highest lower rail.

  • (c) At least 150mm below the top of barrier or hand-hole. Shielding of latch (when latch is below 1.5m)

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

  • Latch minimum 150mm below top of gate or top of hand hole

  • 450mm shielding required around latch

  • If there is a hand hole in the gate to access the latch it must be no lower than 1.2m above FFL or 1.1m above the highest lower horizontal member.

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.

2.13 Child resistant windows sill height less than 2.4m above pool area.

  • (a) [sill to floor less than 900mm]<br>(i) Protected by bars or mesh screen (not flyscreen) securely fitted to the openable part of window/s OR<br>(ii) Openable part of window/s restricted to max 100mm.

  • (b) [sill height 900mm to 1.2m from room floor level] must comply with (a) OR have securely fitted flyscreen.

  • (c) [if not compliant with (a) or (b)] sill height must be minimum 1.2m above room FFL.

2.14 Child resistant doorsets

  • (a) Fitted with a self-latching device.

  • (b) Self-closing device closes the door from any open position without manual force.

  • (c) Latch release not less than 1.5m high.

  • (d) No footholds permitted wider than 10mm in door or frame from latch down to 100mm above ground level.

  • (e) Must close & latch from any position with 25kg weight.

  • (f) Horizontal members, vertical members & perforated materials or mesh must be in accordance with 2.3, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8 & 2.10

2.15 Above-ground pools

  • Pool sides acting as the barrier must not be less than 1.2m high.

  • Must comply with 2.3, 2.6, 2.7 & 2.8.

2.16 Balcony balustrades where balcony is less than 2.4m above NGL of pool area

  • The balcony balustrade must comply as a pool/spa barrier. OR

  • The window/s & door/s must comply with Clause 2.13 & 2.14.

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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