BPI Sunshine Coast Pool Inspection
If you wish to:
- Ensure your pool fence complies with current safety laws
- Reduce the risk of a child accessing your pool
- Piece of mind from a qualified inspection
Then a BPI Sunshine Coast Pool inspection is for you.
Queensland Government pool safety laws (implemented in December 2010) state that all existing pools shall comply with the Queensland Development Code – part MP3.4 “Pool Safety Barriers”
Our inspections adhere to the Pool Safety Standard (Queensland Development Code – part MP3.4, Australian Standards 1926 – 2007 parts 1 & 2). We also abide by all other standards under the Building Act 1975 for ‘ensuring the safety of persons under a regulated pool’.
If the inspected pool is Compliant
You will gain a Pool Safety Certificate (Form 23) within 2 business days and your pool will be placed on the Pool Safety Register.
If the inspected pool is Non-Compliant
You will be issued with a Pool Safety Nonconformity Notice (Form 26). The inspection report you receive will outline the items that need rectification (with photos) and you will have 90 days from the date on the form to rectify these.
Our Inspector will be able to give advice on the non-compliant issues and can complete minor pool safety repairs if needed.
The pool will be registered as Non-compliant under the Legislation and the re-inspection will need to be completed by the initial Licensed Inspector (us) so you can receive your Pool Safety Certificate.
To book your re-inspection, just phone our office and you will receive your Pool Safety Certificate within 2 business days of the successful re-inspection.
Need a quote? Fill in our quote form on the right and we’ll get back to you shortly.
Pool Safety Checklist
|Pool Gates – Ensure gates swing away from the pool and the gate must self-close and latch shut from any position. The latch must be more than 1.5m off the ground.|
|Pool Fences – The pool fence must be 1.2metres high with a non-climbable zone of 900mm within the fence. Gaps within the fence must not be greater than 100mm.|
|Dividing Fences – Boundary fences into pool areas must be 1.8m high and must not have climbable rails or objects on your side (the pool side) of the fence. Alternatively the boundary fence can be 1.2m high with a non-climbable zone of 1.2 m on the neighbour’s side.|
|Resuscitation Sign – There must be a Resuscitation sign visible in the pool area.|
|Branches – Trim back any branches or vegetation that a child could use to climb over the pool fence|
|Climbable Objects – remove climbable objects (any object, toehold or ledge greater than 10mm) from the pool fence and surrounding areas and shield or remove climbable objects within 900mm of the pool fence. Climbable objects within 300mm of the inside of the pool fence must also be removed or shielded.|
|Doors – No door from the house can open into the pool area. There must be a separate fence between the house and the pool.|
|Windows – install permanently fixed security screens on windows that open into the pool enclosure or ensure window openings into the pool area can only open with no more than a 100mm gap.|