(QLD) Partial inspection of a swimming pool barrier

There have been instances where pool safety inspectors have been asked to leave a property part way through an inspection. If this occurs and the pool safety inspector has already identified nonconformities, a nonconformity notice should still be issued to the pool owner.

In this instance, it is recommended that the pool safety inspector list any nonconformities that they have identified during their inspection and also outline that they were requested to leave the property and that a full inspection was not undertaken.

If not called back to re-inspect within the reinspection period, the pool safety inspector is then required to forward a copy of the nonconformity notice to the relevant local government. This referral mechanism will ensure that the local government is made aware of noncompliant pools in their area and will enable them to take the appropriate enforcement action.