• Audit Title

  • Pool No.

  • Council Ref No.

  • Owner/Occupier

  • Location
  • Conducted on

A. Information

  • Property Type

  • Inspection Date

  • Inspector

  • Access available

B. Pool Description

  • Pool Type

  • Approx. Age

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C. Spa Pool

  • Is the Spa pool fitted with a child safe structure such as a lid that is fastened to the spa pool by a child resistant device in accordance with Swimming Pool Act.

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

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  • Indoor Spa Room - is the access to the indoor spa room fitted with a latch or other child resistant device which is located a min. height of 1.5m above finished FL in accordance with AS1926.1 - 2012.

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D. Large Properties - Pool not surrounded by child resistant barrier

  • Doorways providing access- Is the latch 1500mm above floor level and are any footholds less than 10mm

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  • Windows (sill height less than 1200mm) providing access - Does the window have a child-safe grilles/security fly screen or a keyed locking device fitted to prevent it being opened more that 100mm.

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If NO to either or both questions above then pool is not compliant. Require either restricted access from premises or child safe barrier.

E. 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?

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

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

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

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

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  • 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?

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

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

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  • 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?

F. Gate

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

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

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  • Does the gate open outwards, away from the pool?

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  • 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?

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  • Is the gate propped open?

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H. 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?

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  • 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?

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  • 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?

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I. Results

  • Inspection results

  • Re-Inspection Required

  • Re-Inspection Period

  • Letter to be sent

  • Standard Letter

  • Large Property - Above ground no fence nor restricted access

J. Outstanding Issues

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