The Toughest Pool Safety Laws in Queensland Australia

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The pool safety laws introduced back in the year 1991 in Queensland were regarded as the toughest in Australia. However, since the introduction of these laws the incidences related to child drowning’s has more than halved.

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The Toughest Pool Safety Laws in Queensland Australia

  1. 1. The Toughest Pool Safety Laws in Queensland Australia
  2. 2. The pool safety laws introduced back in the year 1991 in Queensland were regarded as the toughest in Australia. However, since the introduction of these laws the incidences related to child drowning’s has more than halved. More info on: http://ec64.com.au/pool-safety-inspections-gold-coast/pool-safety-laws/
  3. 3. It has been recorded that in the last three years 18 young children drowned in their own swimming. The review relating to new and improved pool safety laws is focused on a reduction in immersion injuries of a serious nature as well as the amount of drowning’s that involve children under the ages of five. More info on: http://ec64.com.au/pool-safety-inspections-gold-coast/pool-safety-laws/
  4. 4. Since the announcement of the latest pool safety laws, there was a committee established for pool safety. The members include groups for “child and water” safety, industries in local government and Queensland Government representatives. More info on: http://ec64.com.au/pool-safety-inspections-gold-coast/pool-safety-laws/
  5. 5. The tasks relating to the committee include consideration in key areas for safety in swimming pools. In addition, the committees are able to provide information on improvements for pool safety laws in Queensland. More info on: http://ec64.com.au/pool-safety-inspections-gold-coast/pool-safety-laws/
  6. 6. In preparation for this report, submissions have been drawn up from various stakeholders who include considerations on various international and interstate regulatory systems in regards to safety in swimming pools. More info on: http://ec64.com.au/pool-safety-inspections-gold-coast/pool-safety-laws/
  7. 7. Other Types of Swimming Pools Pool safety laws are applied to any swimming pools that may be associated with buildings known as Class 3, such as motels and hotels. More info on: http://ec64.com.au/pool-safety-inspections-gold-coast/pool-safety-laws/
  8. 8. An appropriate type of phase-into period has been applied to any existing swimming pools and these same types of standards will apply to any swimming pools associated to Class 1 types of buildings which include villas and houses as well as Class 2 types of buildings, like apartments and flats. More info on: http://ec64.com.au/pool-safety-inspections-gold-coast/pool-safety-laws/

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