Pool safety standard
The Queensland Government has introduced pool safety laws to reduce drowning and serious immersion injuries in swimming pools and spas.
From 1 December 2015, it is mandatory that all pools in Queensland – including spas (portable and fixed) and portable pools – comply with the pool safety standard. The pool safety standard for Queensland, the Queensland Development Code Mandatory Part 3.4, is to be read in conjunction with AS1926.1. The 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. Fines apply for non-compliance.
- Read more about pool safety and compliance on the QBCC website.