Health (Swimming Pools) Regulations 1964



    7A. Design safety factors

    (1) With respect to every swimming pool

    (a) clearly visible markings shall be provided at regular intervals around the pool indicating the depth at the particular point;

    (b) the pool area shall be totally enclosed to a standard at least equal to that prescribed under AS 1926.1 1993 Part 1;

    (c) of less than 12.5 metres in length constructed in or after 1988, the floor of the pool shall have an even gradient so that there is no sudden increase in depth;

    (d) of 12.5 metres or more in length constructed in or after 1988, the floor of the pool shall not have a greater slope than 1:15 where the water depth is less than 1.75 metres;

    (e) where a diving board is provided, the depth of water and clearance from the board shall comply with the diagram in Table 2; and

    (f) constructed in or after 1988, the concourse shall have a flat, non-slip surface graded to drain away from the pool.

    (2) On the written application of an occupier of a swimming pool, the Executive Director, Public Health may by instrument in writing exempt the occupier from complying with subregulation (1)(b) in respect of the pool if the Executive Director, Public Health is satisfied that, in the circumstances, an alternative method of enclosure is sufficient to provide an effective barrier to the uncontrolled entry of persons to the pool.

    (3) An exemption under subregulation (2) may be subject to

    (a) a condition that the occupier encloses the pool by a method specified in the exemption; and

    (b) any other reasonable condition specified in the exemption.

    (4) On the written application of an occupier of a swimming pool, the Executive Director, Public Health may by instrument in writing exempt the occupier from complying with subregulation (1)(d) in respect of the pool if

    (a) the swimming pool was built on or after the day on which the Health Act (Swimming Pools) Amendment Regulations 2002 came into operation; and

    (b) the Executive Director, Public Health is satisfied that, in the circumstances, the design or construction of the floor of the pool will not compromise the safety of persons using the swimming pool.

    (5) An exemption under subregulation (4) may be subject to any reasonable condition specified in the exemption.

    (6) An exemption granted under subregulation (2) or (4) may be revoked at any time by the Executive Director, Public Health.

    [Regulation 7A inserted in Gazette 31 Dec 1987 p. 4571; amended in Gazette 1 Nov 2002 p. 5365-6.]



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