The Government of Western Australia’s Building Commission has a set of well defined rules and regulations regarding fencing for pools and spas.
Did you know?
In Western Australia, drowning is the most common cause of preventable death amongst children aged between 0 and 5 years old.
And sadly most of these drownings occur in domestic swimming pools. Some of which occur at the pool of a relative, neighbour or friend.
Furthermore, for each of those poor children, another 10 times that amount nearly drowned.
This is why the government has legislated and strictly enforces laws for fencing for pools and spas.
Download Pool Fencing Rules Information
There is an excellent pdf download on the WA Building Commission website that covers:
- The reasons for legislation
- The rules and regulations
- How to comply
- Frequently asked questions
- Other resources
It’s very informative with good graphics and explanations covering everything you need to know. Kiss Glass strongly urges you to read this.
Download the Nov 2012 updated version here