POOL INSPECTIONS

Pool Safety Inspections

Essential for keeping your family safe

Have you registered your swimming pool? If not, you must register your swimming pool with the swimming pool register prior to us conducting a pool safety inspection.

Please visit www.qbcc.qld.gov.au to register your swimming pool.

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Pool inspection license No 102269

Ironside Pool Safety Inspections services the greater Brisbane area.

We offer Pool Safety Inspections and Pool Safety Certificate upon compliance. We also offer pool advisory services to property owners, property sellers and buyers, Landlords, Real Estate Agents, Property Managers, Body Corporates and Residential Complexes. We are here to ensure your pool fence is compliant with the pool safety standards, AS1926 1&2 – 2007 and the governing standards in Queensland, QDC MP 3.4

The Queensland Government has introduced new pool safety laws and regulations (30 Nov 2015). Complying to these aim to further reduce the incidence of drowning and serious immersion injuries in privately owned pools.

FENCE HEIGHT

PERIMETER SCAN

All pools in Queensland must be registered with the QBCC.
For the safety of all parties that may access your property ask your self. Is my pool registered? To find out, Go to www.qbcc.qld.gov.au -pool safety-registering your pool.

How do I know if I am responsible for the compliance of a pool or spa?

A non-shared pool is only accessible to the residents of one dwelling and is typically associated with houses and units or townhouses with private spas or pools.

Selling
You can sell your property with or without a pool safety certificate. However, if you are not providing a certificate, you must give the buyer a Form 36-notice of no pool safety certificate prior to entering a contract of sale and a completed copy of the form is required to be sent to QBCC (poolsafety@qbcc.qld.gov.au) before settlement.
The buyer must get a pool safety certificate within 90 days of settlement.

Leasing
If leasing your home, a pool safety certificate must be obtained before entering into the accommodation agreement.
The expiry date for certificates
Pool safety certificates for non-shared pools are valid for 2 years from the date of issue.

A shared pool is accessible to residents of two or more dwellings. They are typically associated with apartment and unit complexes, hotels, motels, backpacker hostels, and caravan parks.

Selling
If you own a unit or apartment with a shared pool, you can sell it with or without a pool safety certificate. However, if you are not providing a certificate, you must give a completed copy of the Form 36-notice of no pool safety certificate to the buyer before entering the contract of sale.
Before settlement, you must provide a completed copy of this form to both the owner of the pool (usually a body corporate) and the QBCC (poolsafety@qbcc.qld.gov.au).
The owner of the pool (usually the body corporate) then has 90 days to obtain a pool safety certificate.

Leasing
Before you enter into the accommodation agreement, you must provide a pool safety certificate or Form 36-notice of no pool safety certificate to all parties. These parties include the new occupier, the owner of the pool usually a body corporate and the QBCC (poolsafety@qbcc.qld.gov.au)
If Form 36 has been provided, the pool owner then has 90 days from when they entered the accommodation agreement, to obtain a pool safety certificate.

The expiry date for certificates
Pool safety certificates for shared pools are valid for 1 year from date of issue.

Please note:
The pool safety checklist provided below is a guide only for pre-inspection support.
The pool safety checklist is NOT a provision of compliance of pool safety.

Seek an inspector to provide the necessary compliance certificate.
Get your pool listed on the pool safety register

Pool Safety Checklist

Please note: The pool safety checklist provided below is a guide only for pre-inspection support.
The pool safety checklist is NOT a provision of compliance of pool safety. Seek an Inspector to provide the necessary compliance certificate.
Get your pool listed on the pool safety register with the QBCC.

1) Is your pool registered with the QBCC?
YesNo

2) Does the gate open away from the pool?
YesNo

3) Does the pool Gate self-close from all positions?
YesNo

4) The hinges on the pool gate are at least 900mm apart
OR
The lower hinge has a non-climbable safety cap affixed to it

YesNo

5) Is the gate latch 1500mm from the ground
YesNo

6) When closed, is the gate secure and does not pull free?
YesNo

7) Is the pool fence 1200mm high?
YesNo

8) The bottom of my pool fence and gate are no more than 100mm off the ground
YesNo

9) The horizontal rails are more than 900mm apart
YesNo

10) The gaps between the verticals of the pool fence are no more than 100mm wide
YesNo

11) All climbable objects are at least 900mm away from the fence on the outside, e.g. BBQs, trees, garden rocks, shrubs, pot plants, and furniture
YesNo

12) There are no climbable objects within 300mm of my pool fence on the inside
YesNo

13) The pool fence is permanent and well maintained – it is rigid, fixed securely and there are no holes, broken rails or verticals
YesNo

14) I have a CPR sign prominently displayed in the pool area
YesNo

15) Can you access the pool area directly from the door of your house If yes, the pool is not compliant
YesNo

16) The windows do not open wider than 100mm
OR
The windows have a security screen fitted

YesNo

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