Audit

Date of inspection
Fence/Barrier

Is there a pool fence or other child-resistant barrier separating the pool from your house and adjoining properties and public spaces at all times?

Is the outside to the pool fence at least 1200mm high all the way around?

If a boundary fence forms part of the pool barrier, is it at least 1800mm high?

Is the gap between the bottom of the fence and the ground less than 100mm?

Are all vertical or near vertical rails on the fence less then 100mm apart?

Is the distance between any potential handholds and footholds on the pool fence and its associated space at least 900mm apart to inhibit a young child from climbing over it?

If using perforated or mesh fencing, are the holes 13mm or less?

Is the pool fence well maintained and in a good state of repair as an effective and safe barrier? (eg, no holes, broken rails)

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?

Gate

Does the gate swing freely, close and latch by itself from any open position?

Is the gate latch working well so that the gate is secure and, once closed, can’t be pulled open?

Does the gate open outwards, away from the pool?

Is the gate latch 1500mm above ground level or, if located inside the gate, 1200mm above ground level and at least 150mm below the top of the gate (if there is no hand hole) and covered by an approved shield?

Is the gate propped open?

Around the pool

Is there an appropriate warning sign, including details of resuscitation (CPR) techniques, in the immediate vicinity of the pool area and which can be easily read?

Is the pool fence clear of any objects such BBQs, trees, rocks, shrubs and deckchairs that could help a small child climb over the fence?

Are the pool skimmer box, filter, outlet and cover designed in such a way as to prevent a child becoming trapped?

Are pool chemicals kept out of view and reach of young children?

Have you installed a conductive earthing system bonded to all conductive equipment (eg. metal rails, diving board, reinforced concrete) in the pool area to prevent electric shock?

Results

Inspection results

ADVISORY NOTES

The owner is advised that they are required to safeguard the swimming pool in accordance with the requirements of the Swimmings Pool Act 1992 and associated Regulations.

The swimming pool barrier shall be constructed in accordance with the requirements of the Building Code of Australia and referenced Australian Standard 1926.

Any defects noted in the report above are potentially life threatening and require your immediate attention.

COUNCIL'S CONTACT DETAILS

The Hills Shire Council Telephone: (02) 9843 0555 Email: council@thehills.nsw.gov.au

129 Showground Road Fax: (02) 9843 0409 Web: www.thehills.nsw.gov.au

Castle Hill NSW 2154 DX 8455 Castle Hill ABN: 25 034 494 656

PO Box 75 Castle Hill NSW 1765