Brisbane landlords

Pool owners’ update: New CPR sign rules from Jan 1st

Courtesy of the Real Estate Institute of Queensland, here’s an important update for owners of properties with a swimming pool.

pool safety QueenslandIf you are selling or leasing (renting) a property with a pool, you must have a CPR sign. If you are building a new pool, it must have a CPR sign. From 1 January 2017 any new CPR signs or existing CPR signs being replaced 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.

• be attached to the safety barrier of the pool, or displayed near the pool, so that the sign is easily visible to a person near the pool

• be at least 300mm by 300mm in size

• be made of durable and weatherproof material

• include a prominent statement explaining how to act in an emergency (e.g. call Triple Zero, stay with the injured person, provide first aid).

For more information on this legislation visit the Department of Housing and Public Works website.