(QLD) Fire exits and pool safety compliance

There will be some situations where compliance with the pool safety standard may impact on fire safety measures. In these cases, more detailed analysis is required to develop a solution that accommodates the separate laws. For example, if a fire exit for a building provides direct access to an outdoor pool area, a barrier may be required between the pool area and fire exit to satisfy the pool safety standard.

Fire doors and exits must be clearly marked in accordance with the National Construction Code. Under no circumstances should a fire door or exit be locked or blocked in order to meet the pool safety requirements.

In certain cases where it is impossible to meet the requirements of both the pool safety laws and the fire safety laws, the pool owner may make an application to their local government for an impracticality exemption.