Check your pool fences following Cyclone Debbie

Check your pool fencing

Recent severe weather events may have caused damage or unexpected movement to swimming pool fencing or barrier components. 

Any damaged fencing that allows access to a child under five should be made compliant immediately. 

Flooding and heavy rain events are very likely to have caused differential ground movements to the posts supporting your pool safety gate. This can cause your gate to not self-close or self-latch. 

A property owner should repair this work immediately or have a suitably qualified contractor make the repairs.

Passive Fire Building Elements and Flood Damage

The effect of inundation on passive fire elements, particularly fire doors, is much harder to detect and demonstrate, than the potential for damage or deterioration of things like fire pumps, smoke detectors and electrical controls.

There are a number of different manufacturers of fire doors and a number of different ways by which the door achieves its required Fire Resistance Level (FRL).  Typically, the vast majority of door panels comprise of: