Swimming pool and spa inspections resume

News Update 4 September 2020

The City’s home swimming pool and spa safety barrier inspection program is back underway.  

The City is required to inspect private swimming pool and spa safety barriers at intervals of no more than 4 years. This is to ensure that safety barriers are maintained in compliance with the Building Regulations 2012 (the Regulations). 

Currently, safety barrier inspections are completed by a contractor on behalf of the City. This arrangement is transitioning towards an in-house inspection program. As a pool and/or spa owner, this will not change how your safety barrier inspection will occur. City inspectors will seek to work proactively with you towards ensuring the safety of children and compliance with the Regulations.

If your safety barrier is due for inspection, you will receive correspondence scheduling a date and time slot for an inspector to attend your property. The opportunity to make an appointment will be available.   

With warmer weather approaching, it is time to be extra vigilant regarding your pool and/or spa:

  • The City encourages adults to practise the Royal Life Saving “Keep Watch” principals, and always closely supervise children around the swimming pool and spa
  • It is the responsibility of owners and occupiers of premises to ensure they have a compliant safety barrier in place at all times
  • You should regularly check your swimming pool and/or spa safety barrier to ensure it complies with the Building Regulations 2012. For information on requirements for pool and spa safety barriers, please visit the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety website and refer to the "Rules for Pool and Spas" publication.

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the City will continue to monitor the advice of the Government and Health Authorities and any implications it may have for the safety barrier inspection program.  

If you have any queries, please contact the City on 9474 0777 or email enquiries@southperth.wa.gov.au

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