The NSW Department of Fair Trading has advised Pool Inspectors that all pools must now be assessed under the current Australian Standard AS 1926.1 – 2012 unless the inspecting Certifier has documentary evidence of a pool and barrier existing in place on 31 August 2008 and also to have documents showing that it was, on […]

Child drownings rise amid lockdown

Article by Andrew Taylor, SMH. Drownings have doubled among young children, reversing a slow decline in the number of toddlers who have lost their lives from drowning amid fears more time at home during lockdown may have contributed. Data from the Royal Life Saving Australia’s National Drowning Report shows that 25 children aged 0-4 years […]

Changes to Certification Contracts

From July 1 2020, a new Building and Development Certifiers Act was legislated in NSW. There are two main changes to be aware of: Cl.30, B&DC Reg: A contract must include a declaration by the person for whom the certification work is to be carried out confirming that the person: i. has freely chosen to […]