Drowning is the most common cause of preventable death of children aged 0-5 years. Over the past five years, 16 toddlers have drowned in Western Australia. For every drowning death, it is estimated that 10 children are admitted to hospital following a near-drowning incident (160 children over the past five years).
In WA, domestic swimming pools are the most common site in which drowning for children aged 0-5 years occurs, with 94 per cent of drowning incidents at locations in and around the home. Of that 94 per cent, 31 per cent occurred at a relative or neighbour's home.
These tragic incidents can be significantly reduced if we are all aware of the potential hazards of water in our everyday life, use simple prevention methods and learn the life saving skill of resuscitation.
Pool Regulations for Security Doors
There are specific laws in WA that mandate the installation of a safety barrier to enclose private swimming and spa pools.
The laws are intended to protect the safety of young children by restricting their access to the area containing the swimming or spa pool.
In Western Australia, the design, construction and installation of private swimming and spa pools and their safety barriers is subject to strict building requirements under the Building Regulations 2012 (the Regulations). Owners and occupiers also have ongoing legal obligations to maintain their safety barriers at all times.
Changes to Pool Regulations
On 1 May 2016 the Regulations relating to private swimming and spa pools changed. This edition of Rules for Pools and Spas
replaces the previous 2012 edition and reflects the safety barrier requirements that apply to private swimming and spa pools in Western Australia.
All private swimming and spa pools that contain water that is more than 300 mm deep must have a compliant barrier installed that restricts access by young children to the pool and its immediate surrounds.
Security Doors Around Private Swimming and Spa Pools
Doors that form part of the pool barrier must have the following characteristics:
- be fitted with a self-closing device that will automatically return the door to the closed position. It must allow the self-latching device to operate without the application of manual force from any position that the door is capable of opening, including when resting on the latch;
- be fitted with a self-latching device that will prevent the door from being re-opened without the application of manual force on the latch release mechanism;
- the operating part of the latch release mechanism must not be less than 1500 mm above the floor;
Rules For Pools and Spas
You can get more detailed information from the Government of Western Australia, Department of Commerce, Building Commission
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