19/11/2014 – by James Freestun
The pool safety Council was disbanded last week (10th November 2014) and all its functions and disciplinary powers were passed to the Queensland Building & Construction Commission (QBCC).
The government is touting the move as another step in the reduction of red tape, delays and costs associated with the building industry. Unfortunately there has been no reduction in certificate costs or a reduction in fines for non-compliance.
Pool Safety Register Reminder
All pools in Queensland have been (or should have been) registered on the pool safety register https://www.qbcc.qld.gov.au/pool-safety/pool-safety-register. Failing to register your pool can result in an on the spot fine of $227.70 up to a maximum penalty of $2277 if a complaint is made to your local council or the QBCC.
Pool Certification Information
The QBCC (formerly the Building Services Authority) has updated its website and our review reveals that the information there is both comprehensive and up to date. Use http://www.qbcc.qld.gov.au/ and input pool certification into the search function.
The old PSC (Pool Safety Council) site is also still active and a mine of information. http://www.hpw.qld.gov.au/construction/BuildingPlumbing/PoolSafety/Pages/default.aspx
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