Sydney, NSW | Pest Manager Lic: 5074237 | Builders Lic: 211725C
In New South Wales (NSW), it is a legal requirement for swimming pool owners to have a pool barrier that meets the safety standards set by the NSW Government. These standards are designed to prevent drowning and improve overall pool safety, especially for young children.
To ensure that pool barriers meet these safety standards, pool owners are required to obtain a pool barrier certification. This certification is a formal document that confirms that the pool barrier complies with the relevant safety standards. In NSW, pool barrier certification can only be issued by a licensed certifier who has been accredited by the NSW Government.
The purpose of obtaining a pool barrier certification is to ensure that the pool is safe and complies with the legal requirements for pool safety. The certification process involves an inspection of the pool barrier by a licensed certifier to ensure that it meets the required standards. If the pool barrier does not meet the standards, the certifier will provide recommendations for improvements to ensure compliance.
It is important to note that the responsibility for ensuring that a pool barrier is compliant with safety standards and obtaining a certification lies with the pool owner. Failure to comply with these requirements can result in fines and legal penalties, as well as potentially putting individuals, particularly children, at risk of injury or drowning.