Changes to the Building Regulation 2006 now prescribe only one type of CPR sign to be displayed. Guildeline 7, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. (published by the Australian Resusciation Council in February 2006). Pool owners who do not currently display this type of CPR sign do not need to update until the sign needs replacing through becoming illegible or through sale or lease. Full story can be found at aboutus/ReportsPublications/Newsletters/BuildingPlumbingNewsflash/Pages/default.aspx
POOL SAFETY COMPLIANCE
New pool fencing laws were introduced in December 2010 to replace 11 different pool standards. Queensland Government has introduced one pool Safety Standard aimed at saving lives and reducing the amount of children drowning each year. The Pool Safety Standard applies to all pools associated with residential houses, units, hotels, motels, backpacker hostels, caravan parks, mobile van parks and other forms of short-term accommodation. In 2010 a five year phase in period was introduced. Effective 1 December 2015 fines around $800 may apply to non-complying pools. For more information contact Seymour Consultants today on 07 5573 4011.