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Barrier and Boundary Barriers

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

Does the swimming pool qualify exemption under Sections 8, 9 or 10

Are all the barriers within the premises (not the boundary barriers) at least 1200mm high when measured from outside the pool

Does the barrier have any enroachment issue for the Non-Climbable Zones (NCZ)s 1, 2, 3 and 4

Does any boundary fence form part of the safety pool barrier

Are all boundary barriers at least 1800mm in height

Any encroachment issue in respect of NCZ5

Is there any gap greater than 100mm existent between the bottom of the barrier and the ground

Are all vertical or near vertical rails on the barriers less than 100mm apart

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

Any perforated or mesh fencing being used as part of the barrier (not boundary barrier)

For barrier height between 1200mm and below 1800mm, is the apertures less than 13mm

For barrier height 1800mm and above, is the apertures between 13mm and 100mm

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

Does any house wall form part of the barrier

If there are windows, doors or other openings through which a young child could gain access at any time

How many gates have been installed for the swimming pool

Can the gate(s) be self-closed and self-latched within the arc of operation

Is the gate(s) latch working well so that the gate is secure and, once closed, can't be pulled open

Does the gate(s) open outwards, away from the pool

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

Can any of the gates be 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 as BBQs, trees, rocks, shrubs and deckchairs that could help a small child climb over the fence?


Inspection of the aforementioned revealed that the work is:

Above rating subject to the below additional works (If unsatisfactory, then must book a re-inspection after completing works):

Advisory Notes

The owner is advised that they are required to safeguard the swimming pool in accordance with the requirements of the Swimming Pools Act 1992 and the associated Regulation.

The swimming pool barrier shall be constructed in accordance with the requirements of the Building Code of Australia and references Australian Standard 1926.1 and 2

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

Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.