Written by QBCC QLD and published on https://www.qbcc.qld.gov.au/.
Pool safety certificates are required when selling or leasing a property with a pool. These certificates may only be issued by a licensed pool safety inspector after they have inspected the pool and deem it to be compliant with the pool safety standard. A pool safety inspector’s role is to inspect pools to determine whether they comply with the standard. They can issue safety certificates and nonconformity notices.
Pool safety inspectors
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.
The cost of a pool safety certificate is $39.45 (certificate only, not inclusive of additional inspection expenses).
If you have any doubts or questions about the inspection, ask the pool safety inspector for more information.
Engaging a pool safety inspector
If you want advice about your pool, the fence or a barrier, you can engage an inspector on a consultancy basis for advice only.
For a pool safety inspector to conduct a full inspection and issue a certificate or non-conformity notice, there is no set amount. However, we encourage you to get a few quotes before engaging their services.
Some inspectors can also carry out minor repairs such as adjusting or replacing a latch or striker and removing climbable objects.
Find a pool safety inspector
Search for a pool safety inspector online using Search for a swimming pool safety inspector.
You can choose from a list of inspectors in your area by searching under local government or if you are looking for a specific inspector, you can enter the name, business name or license number.
You may also find an inspector within your local government, as they are obliged to provide a pool safety inspection service when requested. You may be charged a cost-recovery fee for the service.
Original post here https://www.qbcc.qld.gov.au/home-building-owners/pool-safety/pool-safety-inspectors.