Pool Safety Inspection: Our continuing professional development

Under section 246BN(3)(e) and 246BR(2)(c)(v) of the Building Act 1975 (BA) a pool safety inspector seeking to renew or restore their licence must provide evidence that they have undertaken, in the previous 12 month period, the continuing professional development (CPD) prescribed under a regulation.
In consultation with pool safety inspectors, building certifiers, industry representatives and others, the Department of Housing and Public Works has developed a CPD model which will commence on 1 September 2012.
Under the model, pool safety inspectors (excluding licensed building certifiers) will be required to complete a minimum of six points of relevant activities or memberships in the 12-month period prior to applying for renewal or restoration of their licence.
Licensed building certifiers applying to renew or restore their pool safety inspector licence will be required to complete a minimum of four points of relevant activities or memberships in the 12-month period prior to the application.
A pool safety inspector who holds membership of the Australian Institute of Building Surveyors, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors or the Swimming Pool and Spa Association accumulates two points.

A transitional scheme will apply for applications made to renew or restore a pool safety inspector licence within the first six months after 1 September 2012. This transitional scheme will reflect the following:

Pool Safety Inspectors (excluding licensed building certifiers)
For applications made on or after:
• 1 September 2012 and before 1 December 2012: no points are required
• 1 December 2012 and before 1 January 2013: two points will be required
• 1 January 2013 and before 1 February 2013: four points will be required
• 1 February 2013: six points will be required.

Building certifiers
For an application made on or after:
• 1 September 2012 and before 1 December 2012: no points are required
• 1 December 2012 and before 1 January 2013: two points will be required
• 1 January 2013: four points will be required.

CPD activities will consist of workshops, courses, seminars or other relevant activities approved by the Pool Safety Council (PSC).  Once a CPD activity is approved it will be published on www.hpw.qld.gov.au The Pool Safety Council will also have the power to approve CPD activities undertaken prior to commencement of the regulation for a limited period of time. Pool Safety Inspectors who may have undertaken activities in the past six months are encouraged to monitor the website to identify if their activities have been recognised.

Our pool safety inspectors are professionally trained and licensed to perform pool safety inspections.  Call Aegis Building Inspections if you need a pool safety inspection or any advice for getting your pool safety certificate.  We service all of the Gold Coast and Brisbane.

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