Industry News

Pool safety barrier meetings and courses coming up

March 15, 2012

This month there is a meeting in Queensland regarding pool inspections; while next month in NSW there are short intensive courses on inspecting swimming pool and spa safety barriers.

Queensland meeting

SPASA Queensland is hosting a meeting with a representative of Building Codes Queensland on behalf of the Pool Safety Council (PSC).

The purpose of this meeting is to obtain information and to discuss issues important to Pool Safety Inspectors. The representative of the Department will be the only guest speaker and has been asked to provide an overview of the PSC in its first period of operation and where possible to highlight future directions. They have also been asked to address a range of issues raised by inspectors responding to an indication of interest and to allow plenty of time for Q&A and discussion.

Time: 10.00am
Day: Tuesday 27 March 2012
Venue: SPASA Office
22 Chester Street
RSVP: By close of business Friday 23/3/12 to or call (07) 3252 6777.

NSW courses

Meanwhile, SPASA NSW is running the SPASA3017A short intensive course on Inspecting Swimming Pool & Spa Safety Barriers.

This two-day course deals specifically with pool fencing requirements, looking at:

What is Your Duty of Care?
What are the relevant Acts, Regulations and Australian Standards?
Plus Pre-Inspection Checklists and Summary Sheets

SPASA says this course is a must for the following businesses and individual operators:
Swimming Pool Retailers
Service Technicians
Builders and Swimming Pool Builders
Real Estate Agents
Body Corporates
Hotel, Resorts and Caravan Park Operators

Dates: 10/11 April; 16/17 July; 8/9 October

For more information.


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