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CPR signage


  • How to perform CPR on an infant, child and adult

  • Illustrated by drawings with key words in bold print

  • A Statement that formal instruction on CPR is essential

  • Is there a simple flow sequence for CPR

  • Name of organisation that published the sign

  • is the sign legible from 3 metres

  • Is the sign clearly legible

Barrier - General

  • WINDOWS opening into pool area...<br>If sill is <1800 from ground, window must be either:<br>covered by bars or metal screen. Openings in bars or screen must not be >100mm and must require the use of a tool to remove<br>OR<br>Fixed so it cannot be opened any more than 100mm without the use of a tool

  • Is the barrier a permanent structure?

  • Does the barrier separate the pool from any residential building or place adjoining the premises?<br><br>Note: Residential building is defined as:<br>residential building means a building (such as a dwelling-house, residential flat building or boarding-house) that is solely or principally used for residential purposes, and includes any structure (such as a garage or shed) that is ancillary to any such building, but does not include:<br>(a) a building that merely forms part of a complex of buildings (such as a school or recreational centre) that is principally used for non-residential purposes, or<br>(b) a moveable dwelling, or<br>(b1) tourist and visitor accommodation, or<br>(c) a shed that is ancillary to a swimming pool and the primary purpose of which is to store equipment that is used in connection with the swimming pool (but not a shed of a kind prescribed by the regulations), or<br>(d) a building or structure of a kind prescribed by the regulations.

  • Is the barrier in a good state of repair as an effective and safe child-resistant barrier

Pool Barrier Fencing - Measurements

  • Is finished ground level a permanent stable surface

  • Measure height of fence from top of fence to finished ground (must be >1200mm)

  • Maximum width between verticals 100mm

  • Maximum of 100mm between bottom of barrier and finished ground level

Pool Barrier Fencing <1800mm - NCZs

  • NCZ1: measured vertically on outside face of barrier<br>No handholds or footholds, or objects or plants that will facilitate climbing<br>No projections or indentations with horizontal surface >10mm

  • NCZ2: quadrant measured the outside of the barrier created by 900mm radius down from the top of NCZ1.<br>No handholds or footholds, or objects or plants that will facilitate climbing<br><br>NOTE: NCZ2 is always immediately adjacent to NCZ1 on all barriers

  • NCZ3: quadrant on the outside of barrier created by a 900mm radius UP from the top of the barrier<br>No handholds or footholds, or objects or plants that will facilitate climbing<br><br>Note: If the top of NCZ1 is below the top of the barrier, NCZ3 extends vertically down to the top of NCZ1.

  • NCZ4: 900mm high by 300mm deep rectangular space on the inside of the barrier, aligning with NCZ1.<br>No handholds or footholds, or objects or plants that will facilitate climbing<br><br>Note: Only applies where barrier has vertical openings 10mm - 100mm in width.<br><br>

  • No features or objects that would reduce the height of the barrier to be located within 500mm of the barrier.

Boundary Pool Barrier

  • No less than 1800mm, measured from inside the pool area

  • NCZ5: quadrant of 900mm measured down from the top of the inside of the boundary pool barrier<br>No handholds or footholds, or objects or plants that will facilitate climbing

  • Where internal pool barrier intersects into NCZ5, the top of internal barrier must: <br>be less than 50mm and inter sect at angle between 45 and 13 degrees.<br>OR<br>continue at >1800mm for at least 900mm

Strength and Rigidity

  • Conduct strength and rigidity checks to vertical uprights - 150N with non-dominant hand - expand to <105mm

  • Conduct strength and rigidity checks to posts and footings - apply 330N of force - no breakage or loosening

  • Conduct strength and rigidity to rails/horizontals - apply 250N plus 330N of force - no deformation or breakage


  • Is the gate kept securely closed?

  • Does gate swing away from pool area?

  • Does gate swing freely through its entire arc of operation - cannot be wedged open

  • Full arc of operation clear of any building or doorway

  • Confirm overall height >1200mm

  • Maximum 100mm under closed gate

  • Vertical spaces no more than 100mm

  • All NCZs clear

  • Test self-closing & latching mechanism:<br>1. Resting on latching mechanism (slightly open)<br>2. From approximately half-open<br>3. From fully open position<br>4. Apply 25kg weight to gate whilst open for 30 seconds. Remove weight and let gate close under own propulsion.

  • Movement of the gate does not:<br>1. Release the latch<br>2. unhinge the gate<br>3. increase gap under gate to >100mm

  • Latch shall not be able to:<br>1. be inadvertently adjusted during operation<br>2. Locked in the 'open' position<br>3. adjusted without use of tools


  • Take photographs of any non-compliance in the relevant section

  • Take photographs showing the general condition of the barrier here

  • Sketch if required

  • Additional Comments

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