On Time Pool Safety Inspections

On Time Pool Safety Inspections
On Time Pool Safety Inspections
Professional Services-ELANORA, QLD
Professional Services-Elanora, QLD
Welcome to On Time Pool Safety Inspections. I'm a fully licensed and qualified pool inspector with extensive experience in pool maintenance having owned and operated a pool servicing busines..
Elanora, Qld, 4221.
Elanora, Qld, 4221.
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Welcome to On Time Pool Safety Inspections. I'm a fully licensed and qualified pool inspector with extensive experience in pool maintenance having owned and operated a pool servicing business. I provide honest, professional service on time every time.

ABOUT YOUR INSPECTOR

Welcome to On Time Pool Safety Inspections. I'm a fully licensed and qualified pool inspector with extensive experience in pool maintenance having owned and operated a pool servicing business. I provide honest, professional service on time every time. 
ANDY DUNSTAN (License Number: 101736 ABN: 19713193365)


HELPFUL INFORMATION

The Queensland Government has made significant legislative changes in recent years to help tackle the problem of child drowning’s. Statistics show that a child under the age of 5 has a higher likelihood of drowning in a residential pool than in any other water course. On the 10th of November 2014, the Pool Safety Council was disbanded and all pool safety licensing, compliance and disciplinary functions were migrated to the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC). 

Under new guidelines, you must have a Pool Safety Inspection carried out by a licenced Pool Safety Inspector prior to selling or renting your property. If you are not selling or renting your property, you have until 30th November 2015 to gain certification for your pool area. Fines may apply for non-compliance.

SUMMARY
• A pool safety certificate is required when buying, selling or leasing a property with a pool or spa.
• Both new and existing pools must comply fully with Council standards by 30 November 2015 (or earlier if sold or leased).
• All swimming pools needed to be registered by 4 May 2011. If this has not been done, our Pool Safety Inspectors can do this for you at no extra cost.

Click on the button above to have a look at our comprehensive Pool Safety Checklist which outlines steps which can be taken to help get your pool ready for certification, prior to your inspection.

INSPECTION PROCESS

The process for gaining certification consists of an initial inspection where your Pool Safety Inspector will check the pool area for any issues or areas of non-compliance. If there are no issues you will receive your certificate within 48 hours. Minor issues which can be addressed, will be fixed on the spot at no extra cost. If there are more significant changes required, your Pool Safety Inspector will provide you with a full Pool Safety Report which outlines exactly what the issues are with your pool area and offers solutions for how these issues can be resolved. Once these issues have been addressed, your Inspector will come out for a second inspection and (assuming the necessary changes have been made) grant you your Pool Safety Certificate. Please have a read through our Pool Safety Checklist so that you have the best chance of passing your initial inspection.

Common pool safety problems include the following:
• All pool gates must be self-closing and self-latching from all points.
• You must have a current CPR sign which is easily visible from anywhere within the pool area.
• The height of your pool safety barrier must be at least 1200 millimetres from the ground.
• There must be a gap of no more than 100mm under your fence to permanent stable ground.
• Adjoining boundary fences have climbable rails which reduce the effective height of the pool fence and may be used to climb up and over the fence, into the pool area.
• Windows or louvers opening into the pool area must not provide a gap of more than 100 millimetres.
• Please remove any climbable objects near the pool safety barrier. This includes tables, chairs, climbable trees (these are trees with protrusions of more than 1cm which can support the weight of a child).

Pre-Inspection procedures to improve the safety of your pool:
• Replace, tighten or adjust the hinges on your gates to make the gate self-close from any point along it’s arc of operation.
• Make sure the pool safety barrier is at least 1200 millimetres from ground level
• Shield or remove climbable objects within 900 millimetres of your pool safety barrier
• Trim back any branches that a child could use to climb over the fence
• Install permanently fixed security screens or v-hinges on window tracks to stop them opening more than 100mm.
• Remove climbable objects from the pool safety barrier and surrounding area.
• If there is a space of 10mm or more between the vertical uprights of your fence, please ensure there are no climbable objects on the inside of the pool area which are within 300mm of the fence.
• Horizontal timer railings (the tops of which are spaced closer than 900mm apart) need to have 60 degree wooden fillets (sometimes referred to as “Tilt-Battens”) installed.
• Ensure that the top of the latching mechanism for your gate is at least 1500mm above the ground.
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