Drowning is a leading cause of accidental death in very young children in NSW. The best safety measure is adult supervision, but adequate pool fencing is also vital.
If you are planning to sell your property in New South Wales you are now required to attach to the contract of sale a Certificate of Compliance, or a Certificate of Non-Compliance.
If you are planning to lease or renewing a lease on a property you are now required to have a Certificate of Compliance before being able to proceed.
Warringah Pool Certifiers are motivated to provide this service for you.
Each year approximately 5 children in NSW drown in private swimming pools, and another 45 will experience a near fatal drowning experience. Of those near fatal experiences 11 will experience long term behaviour and learning difficulties or neurological deficits.
A Certificate of Compliance can be issued when your pool barrier is found to be compliant with the Australian Standard relevant to your pool. This certificate is prescribed document in the Conveyancing Act.
If you are selling your property and have a non-compliant pool barrier you may wish to have a Certificate of Non-compliance issued which will give the current home owner twelve months to market their property, and the new owner 90 days to implement the changes required to remedy non-compliances.