Safety Barrier - Pool Fence

  • Height 1200mm min - (From approach side AFGL) - 900 & 1100 above highest lower member)

  • Member spacing’s 100mm max - (Vertical and horizontal – includes all openings)

  • Ground Clearance 100mm max - (Gap beneath barrier to ground less than 100mm)

  • Stabilised Ground Surface - (Ground firm and stabilised, no loose sand, pebbles, chip bark etc.)

  • Stepped, staggered fencing panels - (900 & 1100 above highest lower member to top & 1200 high)

  • Strength & Rigidity - (Barrier can withstand reasonable lateral force of 30kg static load – loose posts etc.)

  • Outside Protection zone 900mm quadrant - (No climbable objects within 900mm radius)

  • Inside Protection zone 300mm - (No climbable objects within 300mm of inside of barrier) NCZ

  • Barrier panel sections - (Every panel section securely fixed and permanently fixed in position)

  • Finger & toe holds - ( No projections / indentations > 10mm on surface or within 900mm radius)

  • Perforated materials - (Apertures < 13mm max openings measured diagonally – largest dimension)

  • Material durability - (Fit for purpose – will not deteriorate or degrade with weathering)

  • Surface finish - (Free from sharp edges, projections, and similar hazards able to cause injury)

  • Glass Barrier - (Stamped on each panel complies with AS1288/ AS1170 / AS2208 Safety Grade A)

Pool Barrier Gates and Latches

  • Direction of Gate Swing - (must open outwards away from the pool)

  • Self closing - self latching - (From resting position on latch without use of force& 25kg weight)

  • Latch release outside Height - 1500mm min (must be 1400mm above lowest climbable member)

  • Latch release inside reach over Height 1200mm - (1100mm min above highest lower hor surface)

  • Sheilding / Tampering - (latch not able to be tampered with, 150mm min below top of barrier <10mm gap)

  • Hinges springs not climbable - (hinges 900mm apart & 1000mm from bottom hinge to top barrier)

  • Gap under Gate - (Not to exceed 100mm)

  • Latching Device - (not able to be adjusted without the use of a tool, nor locked in open position)

  • Hanging of Gate - (not able to be removed, lifted upwards causing release of latch or unhinge gate)

  • Gate not propped / held open - ( No potential for gate to be propped or held open)

Boundary Fences

  • Boundary Fence Height Minimum - 1800mm

  • Climbable Barrier - (no climbable objects within 900mm arc measured from top of barrier on pool side eg. rails, trees, BBQ etc)

  • Intersections Protected - (At internal corner fence junctions – protect fence rails if located within top 900mm on pool side)

  • Pool Barrier Fence - Boundary Fence Intersection (Protect fence rails for 900 outwards and 300mm inwards from pool barrier fence)

  • Strength & Rigidity - (fences are in sound condition with no loose, missing or damaged components)

  • Driveway - Yard Gates - NOT PERMITTED


  • Doors are NOT PERMITTED

Windows - CAN use lock, bolt or similar installed 1500mm above floor level - NO keyed locks allowed

  • Restricted from opening NO more than 100mm OR fitted with a security screen

Above Ground Pools

  • NCZ of 900mm to be maintained - (Filtration units , trees etc to be kept clear)

  • Has the access ladder been isolated with its own pool safety barrier inc gate?

Sign Off

  • Inspector's Signature

  • Date

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