Pool Safety Regulations
Considering the number of drowning deaths in the under-5 age bracket in Queensland in past years, the new fencing regulations make a lot of sense. http://www.fenceco.com.au/
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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Pool Safety RegulationsConsidering the number of drowning deaths in the under-5 age bracket in Queensland in past years, thenew fencing regulations make a lot of sense. Statistics taken since the regulations have come into forceseem to indicate that the regulations are working at making pools safer for all.It’s also not that difficult to ensure that your pool is compliant either. For starters, you’ll be able to getchecklists of what to look for at most pool inspection companies’ websites. Print the list and do a quickcheck to see how your pool fencing Brisbane measures up.What’s it About?The main gist of the pool safety laws is to make it impossible for a young child to fall into a pool or toclimb into a properly fenced pool area.Fences need to be high enough not to be climbed easily – no conveniently placed horizontal bars,etcetera. There should also not be anything along the fence line that facilitates climbing over the fence.Kiddies should also not be able to squeeze themselves through gaps in the fence or under the fence inorder to gain entry to the pool area.Fence Co has a team of experts who can help you to plan your pool fence properly and provide theproper supplies if you are going to take on the building yourself. Alternatively, Fence Co will visit yourhome and give you a proper quote on building the fence for you.In addition to the fence height, the law is very specific about the entrance to the pool area being secure.Latches must be in good working order and gates must automatically swing closed.Any doors or windows leading on to the pool area from the house must be properly secured so thatyoungsters cant gain access that way.First AidA proper CPR sign must be prominently displayed in the pool area to facilitate the proper administrationof CPR in an emergency.Compliance in FutureIt should also be remembered that, even once you have your compliance certificate, you shouldperiodically check to make sure that the pool remains compliant.Land levels can change over time and a build-up of soil on one side of the fence could lead to itbecoming easier to climb. Latches and hinges can break and fencing can come loose.It is important, for the safety of your family and friends, that you regularly inspect your pool area toensure that everything is still in order – compliance is an ongoing process.