What is a Pool Safety Certificate?

Issuing Pool Safety Certificates in Brisbane and surrounding areas – Pool Safety Certificate & Inspection Service in Brisbane. A Form 23 Pool Safety Certificate is the form issued by a licensed Pool Fence Inspector whose role is to inspect pool the pool or spa barrier determine whether it complies with the standard.

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Queensland homeowners with non-shared, residential pools must ensure their pool fence complies with the latest pool fence standards by 1st December 2015.

If residents of two or more dwellings can use a pool, such as a body corporate pool, it is a shared pool. For shared pools, the owner must provide a copy of the pool safety certificate before entering into the lease if a certificate is in effect.

The owner of a non-shared pool must ensure a pool safety certificate is in effect for the pool before entering into a new or renewed lease for a property.

The seller must provide either a Pool Safety Certificate or Form 36 – Notice of No Pool Safety Certificate. The Form 36 is intended to help prospective buyers make a more informed decision about purchasing the property.

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All pools, including spas and some portable pools, will need to comply with the pool safety standard by 30 November 2015, or earlier if the property is sold or leased. This is where Be Safe Pool Fence Inspections come in.
The standard applies to homes with new or existing pools as well as short and long-term accommodation premises. This includes new and existing pools in houses, unit complexes, hotels, motels, backpacker accommodation, caravan parks and mobile van parks.
A Form 23 – Pool Safety Certificate is the form issued by a licensed pool fence Inspector whose role is to inspect pool the pool or spa barrier determine whether it complies with the standard. If the pool is compliant, the inspector will issue a pool safety certificate. This form is lodged on the QBCC Pool Safety Register and remains current for either 1 or 2 years depending on the property type.
From 30 November, all Queensland swimming pools will be required to meet the swimming pool-barrier standard, which has been phased in over the past five years which was designed to increase pool safety and simplify pool safety laws, which previously included 11 different safety standards.
Drowning is one of the leading causes of death in Queensland for children under five, and effective fencing and associated safety measures, along with supervision and learning to swim can save lives. The new standard covers such things as the height and strength of barriers, mandatory non-climbable areas, gate-latching requirements and preventing direct access from a building into a pool area. Servicing the entire Brisbane, Logan, Redlands, Ipswich & Caboolture region, contact Be Safe to arrange your pool safety certificate inspection today.

RESIDENTIAL POOLS | Pool Safety Certificates
Queensland homeowners with non-shared, residential pools must ensure their pool fence complies with the latest pool fence standards by 1st December 2015. Pool Safety Certificates issued on non-shared pools or spas in Brisbane are valid for 2 years from date of issue.

SHARED POOLS | Pool Safety Certificates
If residents of two or more dwellings can use a pool, such as a body corporate pool, it is a shared pool. For shared pools, the owner must give the person who will be the tenant a copy of a pool safety certificate before entering into the lease if a certificate is in effect.
All Commercial businesses including all shared pools at Hotels, Motels, Resorts, Backpackers, home childcare centres, Caravan Parks and Body Corporates managing short-term & long-term accommodation such as unit blocks and high-rises.
Pool Safety Certificates issued on shared pools in Brisbane are valid for 1 year.

LEASING A PROPERTY WITH A POOL
If a pool is in a property currently being listed for rent, and is only accessible to residents of one dwelling, it is a non-shared pool. The owner of a non-shared pool must ensure a pool safety certificate is in effect for the pool before entering into a new or renewed lease for a property.
If your pool safety inspector inspects a pool and is not satisfied that it complies, they will issue a Form 26 – Pool safety non-conformity notice. A Form 26 advises the pool owner how their pool does not comply and details the work needed to make it comply.
If the pool owner wants the pool re-inspected within 3 months of the Form 26 being issued, they must re-engage the original inspector.

SELLING A PROPERTY WITH A POOL
If a pool safety certificate is in effect, the seller must give the buyer a copy of the certificate before settlement. If a pool safety certificate is not in effect before settlement, the seller must give the buyer a Form 36 with the settlement date on the form. If no pool safety certificate is in effect before entering into a contract of sale for a property with a pool, the seller must give the prospective buyer a Form 36 – Notice of no pool safety certificate. This form advises that there is no pool safety certificate in effect. The Form 36 is intended to help prospective buyers make a more informed decision about purchasing the property.