Pool safety article

Be pool safe

Posted Friday 03 February 2017

This summer there have been a high number of child drownings and near drownings in backyard swimming pools.

It is the responsibility of pool owners and occupants of properties with swimming pools to ensure the swimming pool safety barrier is compliant with relevant Australian Standards and is maintained to ensure ongoing compliance for the life of the swimming pool.

Mosman Council offers a service to have your swimming pool safety barrier assessed for compliance with relevant pool safety requirements.

To apply to have Council’s officer inspect your swimming pool safety barrier, download the

For information on swimming pool safety click here or to access the NSW Swimming Pool Register to download checklists and further information click here.

Copies of the Swimming Pools Act 1992 and Regulations can be viewed online at the NSW Legislation website. A copy of the National Construction Code (Building Code of Australia) and resuscitation guidelines are available on our website and a copy of the Australian Standard 1926.1 2012 can be viewed at the Mosman Council Civic Centre and Barry O’Keefe Library.