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At All Construction Approvals, we see many pools that fail the pool safety standards because of simple problems that the owner can address before we come out to perform the pool safety inspection. Taking the time to go through some of the most common issues can save you time and money associated with possible follow-up inspections if your fence should fail initially. Keeping this in mind, here’s a checklist we’ve put together of the most common defects to help you be compliant before we come out to conduct the pool fence inspection. If you would like more information on getting a pool safety certificate, click here.

The 8 most common issues that result in a pool failing a safety inspection include:

  1. Non-compliant gate latches and/or hinges, not self-closing or latching
  2. Distances between vertical members are greater than 100mm
  3. Distances below bottom railings are greater than 100mm, particularly over sloping ground
  4. Climbable objects abutting the pool enclosure (trees, air conditioning units)
  5. Fence height is below 1200mm, garden beds are the most typical cause
  6. Climbable fence rails on neighbouring fence line
  7. Less than 900mm between climbable horizontal components in the fencing
  8. No current pool resuscitation sign secured in a visible location, be sure yours meets CURRENT requirements

The QBCC also have invaluable information on pool safety fencing requirements. Look over this checklist and as always, feel free to contact us on 07 4054 4588 if you have any questions or concerns about your pool safety. If you would like to know more about getting a pool safety certificate, click here. Or if you need to book a pool fence inspection, just click the button below.

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