If you're a pool owner, maintaining your pool includes more than just testing the water. Your pool fence or barrier must also be regularly checked.
The QBCC can now confirm the restoration of the PAS (Notifiable Work), PADLS (plumbers and drainers licence system) and Pool Safety Register sites following recent outages due to technical issues.
These sites are again available for use, however we apologise that all users of PAS and the Pool Safety Register will need to change their passwords because of the repairs implemented to fix the issues. Passwords must be changed, regardless of the last time this was done.
The pool safety standard covers such things as the height and strength of barriers, mandatory non-climbable zones, gates and their latching requirements and preventing direct access from a building into a pool area.
To assist in finding out if your pool meets the current pool safety standard, use the checklist below as it covers some of the main issues:
A swimming pool can be a great addition to your home; however the construction and maintenance process can be complex. This guide includes a few tips to help you along the way.
Recommendations from family and friends who own pools are a good starting point. Discuss their experiences involving size, location, finishes, landscaping, building time, upkeep and any issues they faced during or after construction.
Continuing professional development (CPD) for Pool safety inspectors
As part of your role, you must continue to update your knowledge of pool safety legislation, regulations, practices and standards.
We measure your activity using a point system and we approve and allocate points for CPD activities such as training courses, workshops and seminars.
See our list of approved CPD activities for more information.
How many points do I need?
Each year you must accrue points.
Real estate agents, landlords, pool safety inspectors and unfenced inflatable pools are all the focus of a compliance crackdown this summer swimming season.
The Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) has launched a campaign this month, focussing on pool safety and compliance.
QBCC Commissioner Brett Bassett said drowning still remains one of the leading causes of death for children aged under five years old, and as a community we need to remain vigilant around pools.
The building regulator is encouraging pool owners to be on the lookout for dodgy pool safety inspectors (PSIs).
Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) licenses the 600 pool safety inspectors operating throughout Queensland, but the Commissioner, Brett Bassett warns some have been caught cutting corners.