It has come to the attention of the Pool Safety Council that some Pool Safety Inspectors may be confused about when a Pool Safety Inspector is required to issue a nonconformity notice, particularly if the Pool Safety Inspector is licensed to perform minor repairs. Section 246AB of the BA states that if a Pool Safety Inspector is not satisfied that a pool barrier complies with the pool safety standard, the Pool Safety Inspector must, within two business days, issue a nonconformity notice to the pool owner. The only exceptions to the requirement for giving a nonconformity notice within two business days after the initial inspection are where:
• the pool is made compliant and, after reinspection within two business days of the initial inspection, the Pool Safety Inspector is satisfied the pool complies
• the pool owner and the Pool Safety Inspector agree within two business days that the Pool Safety Inspector will undertake particular minor repairs and within 20 business days these repairs are done to make the pool barrier compliant, and on reinspection the Pool Safety Inspector is reasonably satisfied it is a complying pool
• the pool owner and the Pool Safety Inspector agree within two business days after the initial inspection that the Pool Safety Inspector will undertake particular minor repairs and the repairs are not completed or do not make the pool compliant (in which case the nonconformity notice may be given within 22 business days after the initial inspection).
The rule applies uniformly to all reinspections following the issue of a nonconformity notice. Even if identical defects are found, each time the Pool Safety Inspector inspects a pool barrier they are required to issue a fresh nonconformity notice, unless one of the exceptions applies.
Nonconformity notices are used to ensure owners are aware of outstanding matters of noncompliance after each inspection.
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