As a Pool Safety Inspector I do get to see some lovey places and meet some wonderful people.
“The view from a recent Pool Safety Inspection, can you guess the location?” *answer at bottom of page
This was the view from a recent Pool Safety Inspection and what a view it was. Note the cruise ship just offshore?
“As a Pool Safety Inspector we are required to always act in the best interest of public safety.”
Even in an idyllic location such as this, we still have to ensure that all pools are inspected and are compliant with the current Qld Pool Safety requirements.
A pool safety inspector’s role is to inspect pools to determine whether they comply with the standard. If the pool is compliant, the inspector will issue a pool safety certificate. If the pool doesn’t meet the standard, a nonconformity notice will be issued after the inspection, unless:
- the inspector reinspects the pool within two days after the initial inspection and is satisfied that the pool now complies; or
- the owner and pool safety inspector agree that the inspector will carry out minor repairs within 20 business days of the original inspection.
If you have any doubts or questions about the inspection, ask our pool safety inspector for more information.
Does my Pool need to comply with the Pool Safety Regulations?”
If you own a pool or spa located at a home, short or long-term accommodation premise, you are responsible for ensuring it complies with the Queensland pool safety standard. This includes pools at houses, unit complexes, hotels, motels, backpacker accommodation, and caravan and holiday parks.
Swimming pools should be fun. However, drowning is one of the leading causes of death in Queensland for children under the age of five years old. Supervising young children, teaching them to swim and having effective pool fencing can save lives. This is why pool safety laws were introduced.