Do you need a Compliance Certificate?
On the 29th April 2016 New South Wales pool
fencing regulations came into effect for all commercial and residential pool owners.
That means you will need to satisfy local council requirements regarding pool fence safety. This will mean organising an Accredited Certifier to conduct a Pool barrier inspection which will allow you to apply for a Compliance Certificate .
You will need to arrange a pool fence
· You are a Private Home Owner selling your house, or if you are renting your house to a tenant
· You are a Real Estate Property Manager involved in renting residential properties
· You are a Real Estate Agent involved in selling residential properties
· You manage a Body Corporate or community title property with a pool
· You operate or own an Accommodation Property like a resort, hotel, motel or caravan park
To renew a lease on a property to a new tenant, or renew the lease of an existing tenant, you will Now need a Compliance Certificate from a Pool Barrier Inspection.
To sell a property with a pool you must have an inspection done on the pool barrier . With new laws you can sell a property with a non Compliance Certificate , if the new owners is happy for it to be made part of the contract.Or you can fix any issued and organise for a Certificate of Compliance to be issued. Either way if repairs are not completed in the 6 weeks after the initial inspection, we are required to forward this information onto the local council so they can follow this up.
When should I arrange an inspection, now or later?
It would be
advisable to consider getting your inspections done earlier as there will be a large volume of pools requiring inspections when the new regulations come into play.
· Your pool needs to be listed on the NSW Pool safety register before we can carry out the inspection
· We need to know an accurate date of pool construction. Please note date can significantly change to criteria in which your pool is assessed.
· We are required by Law to take payment for all inspections before attending site, so there is no financial conflict of Interest, resulting from the outcome of the inspection/Report.
What is checked in an inspection for the Compliance Certificate ?
Location of pool fence
Pool fence height
Pool fence non climbable zones
Boundary fence used as part of pool fence
Pool fence vertical gaps
Pool fence gap at bottom
Pool fence horizontal climbable members
Pool fence gates
Self-closing latching devices
Windows forming part of the barrier
Wall of house used as barrier
CPR Signage……. Just to name a few
Here’s the time line that occurs once you book you inspection
Assessment report, payment required on Booking.
2. Set date for Accredited Certifier to attend
3. Receive Pool barrier report on you pool
4. If no issues, we will issue your Compliance Certificate.
5. If there are issues, this will be stated in your report you will need to have any issues addresses so you can book a second inspection so the Accredited Certifier can sighted the repairs (just like a car rego check) then you will be issued your Compliance Certificate. Which you will need prior to selling or leasing of the property.
Our inspector is a accredited certifier in New South Wales under the Building Professionals Act 2005
E1 Accredited Certifier - Swimming Pool Certification Registration Number BPB2451.
We are fully Insured with Professional Indemnity Insurance Policy : PRP/UC/231445-P1 to undertake this inspection.