Written by QBCC QLD Admin and published on https://www.qbcc.qld.gov.au/.
CPR signs mandatory in pool areas. You must have a cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) sign displayed near your pool or spa that complies with ‘Guideline 8—cardiopulmonary resuscitation’ published by the Australian Resuscitation Council in January 2016.
L&V Pools supply a CPR sign as part of your handover package and recommend you install it immediately to meet https://www.totalpoolsafetyinspections.com.au/what-happens-if-your-pool-or-pool-barrier-is-non-compliant/Australian safety requirements.
To comply with pool safety laws and achieve pool safety certification, homeowners and businesses who have pools, who are selling or renting a property with a pool, or are installing a new pool, must install a CPR sign.
CPR and warning signs
If you have a pool, you must display a CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) sign prominently.
If you’re building a new pool, you must display a warning sign during construction and a CPR sign when it’s completed.
If you’re replacing a CPR sign, ensure it:
- is attached to the pool’s safety barrier or displayed near the pool, so a person near the pool can see it easily
- is at least 300mm x 300mm in size
- is made of durable and weatherproof material
- includes a prominent statement explaining how to act in an emergency (e.g. call Triple Zero (000), stay with the injured person, provide first aid).
CPR signs bought and displayed after 1 January 2017
From 1 January 2017, any new or replacement CPR signs must show how to perform CPR in line with the technique published in ANZCOR Guideline 8 – Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, published by the Australian Resuscitation Council in January 2016.
CPR signs bought and displayed before 1 January 2017
You can continue to use an existing CPR sign until it becomes illegible if it both:
- was purchased and displayed before 1 January 2017
- complies with Guideline 7 – Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, published by the Australian Resuscitation Council in January 2016.
However, once you replace this sign, it must now comply with the requirements mentioned above.
If you’re building a swimming pool, you must display a sign stating it’s under construction before construction starts.
The warning sign must:
- warn people that a swimming pool is under construction and there is a danger to young children accessing the land (e.g. ‘Danger. Swimming pool under construction. Keep children out.’)
- be placed within 1.5m of the land’s road frontage
- be mounted so the bottom of the sign is at least 300mm above ground level
- be positioned so it’s visible from the road
- be made of weatherproof material
- have the warning written in bold text at least 50mm high.
If the land has more than one road frontage, you only need a warning sign on one.
This requirement doesn’t apply to portable pools that don’t require a building approval.