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  • Document Number

  • Conducted on

  • Investigating Officer

  • Client Name and Address

Location of Inspection

  • Contact person

  • Property address
  • Is pool shared or private?

Approvals and Certificates

  • Do they have a building approval?

  • attachment of building approval with report

  • Is the pool registered?

  • Pool Safety Certificate - Date of issue

  • Pool Safety Inspector

  • Advise QBCC

  • Non-Conformity Notice - Date of issue



  • Is there a permanent pool/spa barrier?

  • Is a temporary fence in place?

  • Has temporary fence been in place for > 3 months?

  • Is a temporary pool fence required ?

  • Advise pool owner that a temporary fence is required.


  • Fence materials used?

  • Is mesh barrier 2.4m in height?

  • Is mesh barrier 1.8 high with 450mm cranked top between 90 degrees and 130 degrees?

  • What materials are used?

Barrier (Structural)

  • Does the barrier meet load test?

  • Is the structure's material durable?

  • Is barrier free of sharp edges, sharp projections, entrapping spaces and similar hazards?

  • Are repairs beyond scope of minor repairs?

  • Advise pool owner that a replacement fence is required.

  • Is the fence in good repair ?



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  • Gate
  • Is the gate self closing?

  • Does the gate open away from pool enclosure?

  • Are the hinges a minimum of 900mm apart?

  • 60 degree safety caps fitted to bottom hinge?

  • Does the gate self latch?

  • Type of latch:

  • Is the latch at least 1500mm above finished ground level?

  • Is the latch at least 1400mm above the highest lower horizontal member?

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  • Is the latch at least 150mm below the top of the gate or any hand-hole opening?

  • Is the latching device located so that it is necessary to reach over a 1200mm high gate or hand-hole, with the bottom of the hand-hole being also at least 1000mm above the highest lower horizontal member.

  • Is there no gap greater than 10mm within a radius of 450mm of the latch?

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Height, Gaps, Horizontals & Verticals, Intersecting fences


  • Height of barrier at least 1200mm high ? (Measured to the top of that part of the fence where the gap between verticals is < 100mm).


  • Are gaps under gate and barrier <100mm

Indentations and projections

  • Are all indentations and projections within the barrier less than 10mm?

Horizontals and verticals

  • Distance between rails & footholds > 900mm

  • Horizontal members correctly spaced

  • Gaps between vertical members are no greater than 100mm (deflection included)?

Sloping or stepped ground.

  • Is there sloping or stepped ground?

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  • Does the fence height and NCZ comply?

Intersecting fences

  • Are there any intersecting fences?

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  • Top part of intersecting fence not greater than 50mm

  • Are NCZ on intersecting fence shielded?

Non Climable Zones

Non Climable Zones (NCZ)

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  • NCZ complies (external 900mm)?

  • Additional clear area complies?

  • Upper NCZ complies (900mm)?

  • Internal clear areas comply (300mm)?

  • NCZ complies 1800mm fences?

Boundary fence

  • The NCZ is located on the:

  • Inside of the barrier.

  • Does the NCZ comply?

  • Outside of the barrier.

  • Does the NCZ comply?

Doors / Windows / Openings


  • Is there a balcony providing access to the pool?

  • Is balcony < 1.8m from ground level?

  • Is balustrade 1.2m height?

  • Is balustrade non climbable?

  • Is balustrade rigid and of durable material?

  • Are horizontal members correctly spaced?

  • Are gaps compliant?

  • Is the NCZ protected? e.g. security grille

  • Is the NCZ within 900mm of the balcony floor clear of all climbable objects?


  • Does the external wall of the house form part of the pool barrier?

  • Is there a compliant fence and gate around the outside of the door (with the gate not opening into the house)?

  • Are the doors fixed shut or restricted to 100mm?

  • Are windows restricted to 100mm openings or grilles used?

  • No climbable objects within NCZ?

Other (signage, waterways, structures, indoor spas)

Resuscitation signage

  • Is there compliant signage?

  • Is the signage appropriately displayed?

Indoor/Rooftop Pools & Spas

  • Is there a compliant barrier with compliant gates and or doors which comply with QDC?

  • Does door or gate swing away from pool area?


  • Is waterway being used as part of pool barrier?

  • Is the waterway min 1.8m width & min 300mm depth (permanent)?

  • Are denial panels fitted / compliant?

  • Is waterways clear of branches or other climbable objects?

Structure within pool enclosure

  • Are all structures within the pool enclosure compliant? (storage building or open patio only)



  • Spoken to owner / occupier?

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  • Add signature

  • Select date

  • NOTE: This notice is NOT a Form 23 - Pool safety certificate. This report is a regulatory notice identifying pool barrier non-compliances identified at the time of inspection and must not be used in the place of a Form 23 - Pool safety certificate. This notice does not absolve you of your responsibility to ensure that the pool barrier complies with the Building Act 1975, Australian Standard AS1926.1 - 2007 and the Queensland Development Code MP 3.4 at all times. If you require a pool safety certificate you will need to engage a licensed pool safety inspector.

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