Swimming pool certification

The Building Professionals Board sought feedback about a proposal to introduce a new category of accredited certifier to inspect child-resistant barriers around swimming pools and spa pools, and to certify compliance with the Swimming Pools Act 1992.

From 29 April 2016, swimming pools on residential properties must be inspected by a certifier or council before the property can be leased or sold.

To respond to anticipated demand for certificates of compliance, the Board created a new 'E1 Swimming Pool Certification' category. E1 certifiers add to existing category A1-A3 certifiers who can inspect and certify pool barriers.

Exhibition documents

To create the E1 category, the Board exhibited amendments to its Accreditation Scheme, and the Building Professionals Amendment (Accredited Certifiers) Regulation 2014.


The public consultation period ran from 6 August 2014 to 2 September 2014.

Submission from Download submission
ABE Education Submission - ABE Education
Active Assessing Submission - Active Assessing
Advocate Consultants Submission - Advocate Consultants
Akram Jawabreh Submission - Akram Jawabreh
APSIC (Accredited Pool Safety Inspector Course)
Association of Accredited Certifiers Submission - AAC
Barry Stegeman Submission - Barry Stegeman
BCA Consulting Mid North Coast Submission - BCA Consulting
Ben Smith Submission - Ben Smith
Brian Shatte Submission - Brian Shatte
Brodie Winn Submission - Brodie Winn
Christine Robinson Submission - Christine Robinson
City of Sydney Submission - City of Sydney
Civil Scope Submission - Civil Scope
Coastline Pest Control Submission - Coastline Pest Control
Colin Martin Submission - Colin Martin
Collard Maxwell Architects Submission - Collard Maxwell Architects
Darryl Honeyman Submission - Darryl Honeyman
David Eagles Submission - David Eagles
Don Farquhar Submission - Don Farquhar
Gary Scott Submission - Gary Scott
Glenn Bulmer Submission - Glenn Bulmer
Gordon Clarke Submission - Gordon Clarke
Holroyd City Council Submission - Holroyd City Council
Housesafe Training Academy
Issa Maamari Submission - Issa Maamari
Jim Hutcheon Submission - Jim Hutcheon
John Walker Submission - John Walker
Joshua Grice Submission - Joshua Grice
J's Property Maintenance Submission - Js Property Maintenance
Karl Batchelar Submission - Karl Batchelar
Kim Jones Submission - Kim Jones
Kris Chambers Submission - Kris Chambers
Mark Hardie Submission - Mark Hardie
Michael Hopkins Submission - Michael Hopkins
Nick Radford Submission - Nick Radford
Pool Angels Pty Ltd Submission - Pool Angels
Poolside Solutions Richmond Submission - Poolside Solutions
Poolwerx Corporation
Property Rejuvenators Submission - Property Rejuvenators
Raymond James Submission - Raymond James
Richard Doggett Submission - Richard Doggett
Riverina Regional Cities Submission - Riverina Regional Cities
Robert Pearce Submission - Robert Pearce
Scott Whitehouse Submission - Scott Whitehouse
Silkwater Pty Ltd Submission - Silkwater
Solutions in Engineering Submission - Solutions in Engineering
Southern Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils Submission - SSROC
Stephen Hurley Submission - Stephen Hurley
Sutherland Shire Council Submission - Sutherland Shire Council
Swimming Pool and Spa Alliance (SPASA) Submission - SPASA
Swimming Pool Retail Association Australia (SPRAA) Submission - SPRAA
Triton Pool & Spa Inspections Submission - Triton Pool & Spa Inspections
University of Technology, Sydney: Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government Submission - UTS:ACELG
Vincent Dunne Submission - Vincent Dunne
Warren Cross Submission - Warren Cross
Warringah Council Submission - Warringah Council
William Dagger Submission - William Dagger
Wollongong City Council Submission - Wollongong City Council
Zoltan Pinter Submission - Zoltan Pinter
Submissions marked 'anonymity requested'