Revised pool barriers standard

Local councils and members of the public are invited to comment on a proposed revision of a standard covering safety barriers for swimming pools.

Standards Australia proposes expanding elements of AS1926.1 to give additional information to pool owners, pool users and certifiers so they have a better understanding of the design and construction of a child-resistant barrier.

The new elements cover a “non-climbable zone”, heights of barrier types such as balcony balustrades, and gates.

Responses are due by 31 December 2019.