Owners Address ( if different to premises location)
ABN (where applicable)
Owner/s contact telephone number/s
Owners email address if available
When was pool constructed (if known) ?
- Outdoor above ground
- Outdoor in ground
- Outdoor partial in ground
- Indoor Pool
- Indoor Spa Pool
- Outdoor Spa Pool
- Inflatable pool >300mm
- Partial indoor outdoor Pool
Has the pool been registered on the NSW swimming pool register website? If so what is the registration number?
Has the child resistant barrier been substantially altered or rebuilt?
Note If the child resistant barrier has been substantially altered or rebuilt from its original configuration the barrier must be brought up to compliance with AS1926-2012.
1. For pools constructed prior to 1/9/2008 AS 1926.1-1986 applies
2. For pools constructed from 1/9/2008 until 30/4/2013 AS1926.1-2007 applies
3. For pools constructed after 1/5/2013 AS 1926.1-2012 applies
Is there a boundary fence or other child-resistant barrier separating the pool from the dwelling and adjoining properties and public spaces at all times?
Is the internal pool barrier at least 1200mm high all the way around?
Are all fences of a suitable strength and rigidity and maintained in good order and repair?
If a boundary fence forms part of the pool barrier, does it meet the minimum height requirements? Pools built from 1/9/2008 fence needs to minimum 1800mm high, earlier pools fence needs to be a minimum 1200 mm high.
Is the gap between the bottom of the pool barrier and the ground no more than 100mm?
Is the gap between vertical or near vertical rails on the fence less then 100mm apart?
If using perforated or mesh fencing, are the holes 13mm or less for fences <1200mm or 100mm or less for fences >1200mm ?
Are there no potential handholds and footholds within the required NCZ of the top of the pool fence on the outside of the pool barrier?
Are all projections or indents within any required non climbable zone on the approach side of the pool fence less than 10 mm?
Is there any climbable objects within the required 300 mm barrier clearance inside the the pool fence?
Do all stepped or raked panels comply with the clearances?
If the wall of the house forms part of the barrier, is the wall without windows, doors or other openings through which a young child could gain access at any time? If no refer to doors and windows sections.
Does the gate/s open outwards away from the pool?
Does the gate/s swing freely, close and latch by itself from the fully open position or resting position without use of manual force?
Are the posts and gates of a suitable strength and rigidity?
Is the gate latch working well so that the gate is secure and, once closed, can’t be pulled open under force?
Is there no possibility of the gate being propped open?
Is the gate latch located on the outside of the gate and >1500mm above finished ground level?
If the release for the gate latch is located inside of the gate. Is it located 150mm below top of gate and surrounded by a 450 mm shield that is accessed by reaching over the fence?
If the gate hinges are >10mm wide are they greater than 900 mm apart or shielded as to prevent the ability to climb?
Is the gap between the bottom of the gate and the ground no more than 100mm?
Is the gap between vertical or near vertical rails on the gate less then 100mm apart?
Does the door/s open outwards away from the pool or is it a sliding door?
Does the door/s swing freely, close and self latch from the fully open position or resting position without use of manual force?
Is the door latch located at least 1500mm above finished floor level.
Is there no possibility of the door/s being propped open?
Is there no pet doors greater than 100mm?
Under the Swimming Pools Act 1992 there is no concession to allow the wall of the pool to form part of the pool barrier.
This style of pool must be surrounded by a pool barrier compliant as if it were an in ground pool.
Is the spa fitted with a tight fitting child resistant lockable cover or surrounded by a compliant pool barrier?
Is the cover of suitable strength and rigidity ?
If the spa pool is not fitted with a child resistant lockable cover. Is the spa pool surrounded by a compliant pool barrier?
Is the spa pool skimmer box, filter, outlet and cover designed in such a way as to prevent a child becoming trapped?
Are the windows permanently and securely restricted to a maximum 100 mm openings? If not are they totally covered by permanently fixed bars spaced no greater than 100 mm apart or a metal screen designed to withstand a 150 N force?
Do any doorways permitted at the time that provide direct access to the pool enclosure comply with the required latch height and operational requirements?
For pools constructed from 1/9/2008 is the height from the sill of the lowest opening panel of a window ( to the pool area) not less than 1800 mm to the ground? Please refer to cl. 2.7 of 2007 standard or cl. 2.6 of 2012 standard for detail.
For every door entering the pool area is the door latching mechanism located 1500 mm or greater above the floor and self closing and latching from the fully open and resting positions ?
There are no pet doors or openings to the pool area greater than 100 mm?
Are the windows permanently and securely restricted to a maximum 100 mm openings? If not are they totally covered by bars spaced no greater than 100 mm apart or a metal screen designed to withstand a 150 N force?
If not are they totally covered by bars spaced no greater than 100 mm apart or a metal screen designed to withstand a 150 N force and can only be removed with the use of tools?
Is the height from the sill of the lowest opening panel of a window ( to the pool area) not less than 1800 mm to the floor ?
If a vertical or near vertical retaining wall or other such barrier exists around the pool. Is it's height >1800 mm?
Where a retaining wall intersects with another part of the pool barrier. Is there a 900 mm return or a 900 mm overhang?
If a balcony forms part of the pool barrier is the height of the balcony to the pool surround >1800 mm and fitted with balustrading that is at least 1000 mm in height?
If a balcony forms part of a pool barrier and the the height of the balcony to the pool surround is <1800 mm. Is the balcony fitted with balastrading that is >1200mm in height?
Is access to the pool area under any balcony or deck secure and provides no access to the pool area?
Is there an appropriate up to date warning sign, including details of resuscitation (CPR) techniques, in the immediate vicinity of the pool area and which is clearly legible from a distance of 3 metres?
Is the area around the pool barrier clear of any objects such BBQs, pot plants, trees, rocks, shrubs and deckchairs that could aid a young child to climb over the barrier?
Is the pool skimmer box, filter, outlet and cover designed in such a way as to prevent a child becoming trapped?
Does it appear that the occupier has taken all reasonable steps to maintain all the elements pertaining to the pool/spa enclosure in a good state of repair as an effective and safe child-resistant barrier at all times?
- Issue certificate of compliance
- Issue direction notice under Swimming Pools Act
- Issue invoice for certificate of compliance
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- Anna Blacka BPB 1372
- Ben Scroope BPB 2291
- Brett Osborn BPB 1371
- Colin Slade BPB 1520
- Greg O'Donnell BPB 1370
- Jeff Tipping BPB 1458
- Jonathon Pyke BPB 1402
- Rod Hicks BPB 1661
Note ensure that all areas of compliance and non compliance have been photographed
1. This report is not a certificate of compliance issued under part 4A of the Swimming Pools Act 1992 2. The above information was collected at the time and date of the inspection and reflects the findings made at that time and date only. 3. Any defects noted in the report above are potentially life threatening and require you immediate attention.
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