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  1. Non-compliant swimming pool gate latch assemblies

    Australian Standard AS 1926.1 2012 Safety Barriers for Swimming Pools clause 2.4.2.1 (b). The non-complying ... swimming pools that had a barrier gained access to the pool through the gate area. Further, the ... problems with gate latches were the most common reason that swimming pool barriers did not comply with the ...

  2. Councils improve pool inspection progress

    after an Ombudsman Western Australia report found that 8,639 private swimming pools in the State were ... last year. The Progress report: Local government’s four yearly inspections of private swimming pool ... Abdoolakhan said all private swimming pools, including spa pools, with water more than 30cm deep must have ...

  3. Councils step up on pool inspections for child safety

    drowning, the Ombudsman found that 8,639 private swimming pools in the State were overdue for their ... private swimming pool safety barriers 2017/18 also revealed that two-thirds (68 per cent) of local ... safe as possible in and around all pools.” Mr Bowron reminded the community that all private swimming ...

  4. Building Surveyors fined for incorrect certification of pool enclosure

    private swimming pools. The breach was discovered when the City of Joondalup conducted a routine swimming ... Building Commissioner Ken Bowron said that doors opening from a house directly into a swimming pool area ... building contractors need to be aware the regulations relating to private swimming pools changed on 1 May ...

  5. Propping your pool gate open is a matter of life and death

    Tradesperson Building and Energy is alerting owners and occupiers of properties with swimming or spa pools ... domestic pools. Building laws in Western Australia require swimming and spa pools with water more than 30cm ... about the significant risks of propping open a pool gate. Statistics show that drowning is the leading ...

  6. Handy checklist on pool rules as experts head to expo

    of pool safety issues, including barriers required for swimming pools, portable pools and spas. A new ... have a traditional below or above-ground swimming pool, or an inflatable or soft-sided framed wading or ... Australians are reminded that pools with water deeper than 30cm must have complying safety barriers to prevent ...

  7. Commissioner's Blog: Pool and summer holiday safety

    reduce deaths of children by drowning”, showed that private swimming pools were the most common location ... specific laws that mandate the installation of fencing to enclose private swimming pools and spas. Swimming ... restricting their access to the pool or spa area. Most fatal drowning incidents in private swimming pools ...

  8. Recall of unsafe pool gate latches that pose a drowning risk for children

    components of gate latches for swimming pool fences which can cause the gate to be locked in an open ... Australian standards relating to safety barriers for swimming pools. If the gate is open, turning the key in ... website. Building Commissioner Ken Bowron said laws specify that swimming pool gates must have the correct ...

  9. Pool safety a hot topic this summer

    Society drowning report found swimming pool drowning deaths have increased in Western Australia. Consumer ... ‘swimming’ go hand in hand, ‘supervision’ and ‘safety’ are also a must, especially around home pools ... . “Tragically children under five account for the largest number of swimming pool drowning deaths in Australia ...

  10. Proper maintenance the key to ensure pool safety

    landlords or property managers attend to swimming pool safety barrier repairs. Councils can inspect a pool ... responsibility on the owner and occupier to ensure that a compliant barrier is provided around swimming pools at ... all times. “The law applies to new and existing swimming or spa pools, but not spa baths, and also to ...

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