As you may already be aware, the State Government has now introduced the second and final stage of Queensland’s tough new swimming pool safety laws which will be in effect from the 1st of December 2010.
From December 1st pool safety certificates, issued by a licensed pool safety inspector, are required when selling or leasing a property with a pool.
So this is what you need to know:
We have been liaising with PoolWerx recently who have attended a pool safety inspector’s training course and are awaiting to be licensed by the Pool Safety Council. At this stage they are expecting the Pool Safety Inspections will in cur a fee of approximately $175-2 00.
The main role of pool safety inspectors is to inspect pools to determine whether or not they comply with the pool safety standards. Upon inspection, the inspector must issue a pool safety certificate or nonconformity notice depending on the outcome of the inspection. The nonconformity notice must state how the pool doesn’t comply and what needs to be done to make it comply. The inspector can also, if agreed with the pool owner, carry out specified minor repairs (such a adjusting or replacing a latch or striker and removing climbable objects).
For more information on the new pool safety laws visit www.dip.qld.gov.au/poolsafety