COVID-19 impact on Home Pool Inspections

A pool inspector measuring a glass pool barrier

Here at Royal Life Saving WA we are monitoring health advice from the Australian Government and the Department of Health relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our priority is to look after the health and well-being of our staff and customers, and to ensure we are all able to stay safe from this virus.

You may have recently received a letter requesting that you book an appointment to have your home swimming pool or spa barrier inspected as part of the State Government's home pool barrier assessment requirements. Due to the current COVID-19 situation Royal Life Saving has decided to make necessary adjustments to our home pool inspections.

At this time we feel that the advice of the Government and Health Authorities in relation to social distancing means that it is no longer viable to have inspections take place and we will regrettably be withdrawing our inspectors from conducting this work until further notice .

If your pool is due for an inspection in the coming weeks and months we will make further contact with you once our inspections are able to recommence.

In the meantime we would encourage you to do the following:

  • If there are children at your property it is very important to practice the Royal Life Saving Keep Watch principals, and always closely supervise children around water.
  • You should regularly check your pool barrier to ensure it meets all relevant Western Australian standards. These can be found in the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety Building and Energy's "Rules for Pool and Spas" publication.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact the Royal Life Saving Safety Services team on 9383 8200 or email homepool@royallifesavingwa.com.au. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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