Red tape costs slashed for pool owners
Pool owners who upgrade or repair their pool barriers will no longer need to submit a building application, saving both time and money.
Housing and Public Works Minister Dr Bruce Flegg said Building Regulation 2006 had been amended to allow pool safety inspectors to assess upgrade and repair work.
“This is a sensible decision that cuts red tape for pool owners without compromising safety,” Dr Flegg said.
“Previously, pool owners had to submit a building application for any fencing works for a pool barrier involving more than five metres of fence or more than six fence posts.
“Under the changes, these jobs are able to be inspected by a pool safety inspector, saving pool owners between $350 and $900.”
Dr Flegg said there remained a range of repairs and maintenance that pool owners could do without supervision, for example replacing only two fence posts.
However, where a pool owner is planning more extensive upgrades, a pool safety inspector will need to be engaged before the work begins.
Many pool owners ask us how they can get a pool safety certificate. For this reason we would like to answer that question in today’s news article. Here at Robson’s Pool Safety Inspections we strive to provide the best cost effective pool safety inspections and pool fencing installations across Brisbane. Making sure customers are safe and meet Queensland’s Pool Safety Regulations is very important for us.
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To help reduce costs and help with compliance, we offer a free advice from emails and we can look at your photos and answer questions. We want to make the certification process as easy and cost effective as possible.
We have a team that can help with anything when it comes to pool compliance. From certification, repairs, fence installations, building approvals, re-surfacing your pool and more.
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Man charged after drowning death of child – Armidale
Tuesday, 03 July 2012 07:24:43 PM
A man will face court next month after the drowning death of a two-year-old child in the state’s north earlier this year.
About 4.45pm on 14 May 2012, police attended a house in Fletcher Street, Armidale, after a two and a half year old boy was found submerged in a backyard pool of an adjoining home.
Police arrived and assisted in CPR. Ambulance Paramedics arrived and the child was taken to Armidale Hospital in a critical condition. He died in John Hunter Hospital two days later.
Detectives attached to New England Local Area Command have been investigating the events surrounding the child’s death.
Today (Tuesday 3 July 2012), a 61-year-old man attended Armidale Police Station on appointment at 3pm. The man was interviewed and subsequently charged with manslaughter. Police will be alleging the man was the owner of a residence where the child was found in the pool. It will be further alleged the pool was not adequately fenced, as per legislative requirements, at the time of the boy’s death.
The 61-year-old man was granted conditional bail and will appear in Armidale Local Court on 6 August 2012