Swimming Pool and Spa Safety Fence & Barrier Inspections
Do you need to organise a swimming pool & spa safety fence & barrier inspection?
New legislation regarding pool and spa barrier safety has been introduced in Victoria.
Serious penalties apply to owners who do not comply with the new rules.
If you are the owner of a pool or spa, you need to complete the following four crucial steps:
1. Register your pool or spa with your local council (registration deadlines differ according to the construction date of your pool or spa).
2. Have your safety barrier inspected by a VBA-registered inspector to make sure it meets Australian safety standards – or rectify any issues or defects identified.
3. Submit a Certificate of Pool and Spa Barrier Compliance to your local council within 30 days of the date of issue of the certificate.
4. Have your pool or spa barrier re-inspected every four years.
The VBA has detailed information on deadlines and requirements.
Your inspector must be VBA-registered
Our pool safety inspections meet all relevant Australian Standards and are conducted by experienced inspectors who have undertaken VBA-accredited training and registration.
Our inspectors are VBA registered under the designation Building Inspector (Pool Safety).
What Do I Need to Do?
Once you have registered your pool or spa with your local council, call us to book a Swimming Pool & Spa Safety Barrier Inspection. Please note: We do not carry out any repairs or building work.
Initial Inspection Package: $299 including GST:
- Initial comprehensive written report with photos and recommendations
- If your barrier complies, a Certificate of Barrier Compliance (Form 23) issued on the day
- If barrier does not comply, a report will be issued as a notice to bring the matters to compliance within 60 days
- A re-inspection appointment will need to be organised once any necessary rectification work(s) have been completed
Re-Inspection (if required): $160 including GST:
- Thorough onsite inspection to inspect rectification works
- Comprehensive written report with photos and recommendations
- Certificate of Barrier Compliance (Form 23) will be issued on the day. You will then need to lodge the certificate with your council within 30 days of the date of issue of the certificate.
- If the safety barrier still does not comply:
- – If repairs or fixes are still required but some progress has been made, our inspector may allow another 7 days for rectification.
- If the barrier remains non-compliant after this time, a Certificate of Pool and Spa Barrier Non-Compliance (Form 24) will be issued and provided to the council. Please Note: penalties will apply with any lodgements of non-compliance.
Ready to Book?
Call our office on 1300 721 032 or email email@example.com
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