You will be required to comply with this standard if you are the owner of a swimming pool or spa, or are in charge of the building of a pool.
Building regulations require you to ensure that a fence and gate complying with this standard are installed to restrict access to the swimming pool or spa.
This standard has been superseded and is now referred to as AS 1926.1-2012 Swimming Pool Safety - Safety Barriers for Swimming Pools. It establishes safety requirements for design, construction and performance of barriers, windows and doorsets for swimming pools of the types normally installed for private use. It is also applicable for public use if consideration is taken of the differing dynamics of public swimming pools to private swimming pools.
Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.
Code of Practice
A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.
Victorian Building Authority
Building Act 1993 (Victoria)
Building Regulations 2006 (Victoria)
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