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Pool Safety Signs Mandatory – Queensland

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A reminder to all pool owners that to keep their property compliant, the Queensland Government requires, from 1 January 2017, that 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’ (PDF, 297KB) 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).

CPR signs purchased and displayed before 1 January 2017

Prior to 1 January 2017, if you have an existing CPR sign which complies with ‘Guideline 7 – cardiopulmonary resuscitation’ published by the Australian Resuscitation Council in February 2006, you can continue to use the sign until it becomes illegible. However, once the sign is replaced after 1 January 2017 it must comply with the requirements mentioned above.

More information

For detailed information, see the pool safety guidelines or Chapter 8 of the Building Act 1975 (PDF, 1.79MB).

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