Pool Safety Inspections
Child safety and pool drownings are the leading cause of accidental death for children aged 1 to 4 years.
All swimming pool drownings are preventable.
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Please phone Gary at LBD Pool Safety Compliances on 4124 5115 or 0421 630 165 if you have any questions or concerns about your pool safety barrier
Swimming Pool Fence Safety Laws
Most pools in Queensland have already been registered on the Queensland Government's Pool Safety Register.
Failing to register your pool can result in an on the spot fine or a maximum penalty of up to $2356 if a complaint is made to your local government or the Pool Safety Council.
The Pool Safety Register is just one part of a range of initiatives that will help protect young people from drowning unnecessarily.
You can register your swimming pool online, or by contacting the pool safety council on 1800 340 634 0r PSC@dlgp.qld.gov.au
One pool safety standard has replaced several different standards.
The new Pool Safety Laws have been introduced in an effort to reduce incidents of drowning and serious immersion injuries to young children.
- All existing swimming pools barriers were required to comply with the Pool Safety Standard prior to 1st December 2015
- A Vendor must supply a current Pool Safety Certificate prior to settlement of the property, however a 'form 36' may be supplied prior to any negotiations with the purchaser, allowing the purchaser to accept the responsibility for obtaining the Pool Safety Certificate within 3 months of settlement.
- A Landlord is not permitted to rent their property to a tenant without a Pool Safety Certificate (certificates remain current for 24 months).
- Short-term Accommodation providers with swimming pools - including hotels, motels, resorts and caravan parks - must have a current Pool Safety Certificate for the swimming pool (certificates remain current for 12 months)
- For a Body Corporate including Unit complexes and Retirement Homes a current Certificate is also required when a lot owner sells or rents a unit.
- Pool owners are responsible for ensuring pool barriers are maintained correctly and damaged fencing or barriers are fixed immediately.
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