Hibiscus and Bays Local Board Swimming Pool Fencing Exemptions Committee

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board Swimming Pool Fencing Exemptions Committee held in the Council Chamber, Orewa Service Centre, 50 Centreway Road, Orewa on Friday, 13 February 2015 at 1.30pm.

 

present

 

Chairperson

Julia Parfitt, JP

 

 

 

Deputy Chairperson

Janet Fitzgerald, JP

 

 

 

Members

Lisa Whyte

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

APOLOGIES

 

Member

Gaye Harding-Kirikiri

 

 

 


Hibiscus and Bays Local Board Swimming Pool Fencing Exemptions Committee

13 February 2015

 

The chairperson opened and adjourned the meeting until the completion of the Facilities and Reserves Committee.

 

The meeting reconvened at 1.45pm

 

 

1††††††††† Welcome

 

The chairperson welcomed those in attendance.

 

2††††††††† Apologies

Resolution number HIBS/2015/1

MOVED by Chairperson JG Parfitt, seconded by Member LM Whyte:

That the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board Swimming Pool Fencing Exemptions Committee:

a)         accept the apology from member Harding-Kirikiri for absence.

CARRIED

 

3††††††††† Declaration of Interest

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

4††††††††† Confirmation of Minutes

Resolution number HIBS/2015/2

MOVED by Chairperson JG Parfitt, seconded by Deputy Chairperson J Fitzgerald:

That the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board Swimming Pool Fencing Exemptions Committee:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Friday, 21 November 2014, as a true and correct record.

 

CARRIED

 

5††††††††† Leave of Absence

 

There were no leaves of absence.

 

 

6††††††††† Acknowledgements

 

There were no acknowledgements.

 

 

7††††††††† Petitions

 

There were no petitions.

 

 

8††††††††† Deputations

 

There were no deputations.

 

9††††††††† Public Forum

 

There was no public forum.

 

 

10††††††† Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

 

11††††††† Notices of Motion

 

There were no notices of motion.

 

 

 

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Report Name: Swimming Pool Fencing Exemption Ė Special Exemption (Section 6) Fencing of Swimming Pools Act 1987

 

Resolution number HIBS/2015/3

MOVED by Chairperson JG Parfitt, seconded by Member LM Whyte:

That the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board Swimming Pool Fencing Exemptions Committee:

a)††††† receive the applications by the owners of:

i.††††††† 255 Okura River Road, Albany

ii.†††††† 58 Waldorf Crescent, Orewa

iii.††††† 7 King Richard Place, Browns Bay

iv.††††† 15 Reynolds Place, Torbay

v.†††††† 14 Kahikatea Close, Campbells Bay

vi.††††† 73 Tindalls Bay Road, Tindalls Beach

vii.†††† 65 West Hoe Heights, Orewa

viii.††† 4 Barton Place, Orewa

ix.††††† 45 Channel View Road, Campbells Bay

x.†††††† 9 Huntly Road, Campbells Bay

xi.††††† 21 John Dee Crescent, Red Beach

b)††††† grant the application by Gail Humphreys, 255 Okura River Road, Okura, for special exemption under section 6 of the Fencing of Swimming Pools Act 1987, and that this exemption is personal to the property (255 Okura River Road, Okura), subject to conditions in the NZS 8500:2006 Safety Barriers and Fences Around Swimming Pools, Spas and Hot Tubs, section 3.10 ĎAbove ground spas and hot tubsí 3.10 a) to k) inclusive:

a)†††††††† The top of the spa pool or hot tub shall be positioned with the entire top surface not less than 760mm above the surrounding ground or deck;

b)††††††† The cover shall be lockable and shall be kept locked when the spa pool or hot tub is not being used or supervised. A locking device shall contain a mechanical locking mechanism or a self-locking mechanism in addition to latching shut;

c)†††††††† The locks shall not be able to be readily opened or released by a child of up to the age of six years;

d)††††††† When locked the cover shall be fitted so that if lifted it does not release the locking device or provide a clearance greater than 100mm;

e)†††††††† The cover shall be made of a material that if walked on cannot collapse and can withstand the weight of at least 20kg to ensure that it will more than take the weight of a child up to six years old;

f)†††††††† The cover shall be constructed of material that meets ASTM F1346-91 to allow easy movement on and off the spa pool or hot tub;

g)††††††† The cover shall be constructed with a taper from the centre hinge to the outside edge of the cover so that water will not pond on top of it;

h)††††††† The cover shall have an evenly spaced mechanical locking device as required in b) which shall be positioned to ensure the cover cannot be lifted more than 100mm by a child up to six years of age, and ensures that the cover is fixed securely to the spa pool or hot tub;

i) †††††††† The cover and locks shall be maintained at all times in a good state of †† repair;

j)††††††††† Warning stickers/sign shall be placed on the cover to advise that it shall be locked in place when the spa pool or hot tub is not being used or supervised;

k)†††††††† Removable steps, movable furniture, or other objects that can assist a young child to climb onto the cover, shall be stowed/stored away at least 1200mm from the side of the spa pool or hot tub.

 

d)††††† grant the application by Thomas and Catherine Connor, 58 Waldorf Crescent, Orewa, for special exemption under section 6 of the Fencing of Swimming Pools Act 1987, and that this exemption is personal to the property (58 Waldorf Crescent, Orewa), subject to conditions in the NZS 8500:2006 Safety Barriers and Fences Around Swimming Pools, Spas and Hot Tubs, section 3.10 ĎAbove ground spas and hot tubsí 3.10 a) to k) inclusive and special condition l):

a)†††††††† The top of the spa pool or hot tub shall be positioned with the entire top surface not less than 760mm above the surrounding ground or deck;

b)††††††† The cover shall be lockable and shall be kept locked when the spa pool or hot tub is not being used or supervised. A locking device shall contain a mechanical locking mechanism or a self-locking mechanism in addition to latching shut;

c)†††††††† The locks shall not be able to be readily opened or released by a child of up to the age of six years;

d)††††††† When locked the cover shall be fitted so that if lifted it does not release the locking device or provide a clearance greater than 100mm;

e)†††††††† The cover shall be made of a material that if walked on cannot collapse and can withstand the weight of at least 20kg to ensure that it will more than take the weight of a child up to six years old;

f)†††††††† The cover shall be constructed of material that meets ASTM F1346-91 to allow easy movement on and off the spa pool or hot tub;

g)††††††† The cover shall be constructed with a taper from the centre hinge to the outside edge of the cover so that water will not pond on top of it;

h)††††††† The cover shall have an evenly spaced mechanical locking device as required in b) which shall be positioned to ensure the cover cannot be lifted more than 100mm by a child up to six years of age, and ensures that the cover is fixed securely to the spa pool or hot tub;

i) †††††††† The cover and locks shall be maintained at all times in a good state of repair;

j)††††††††† Warning stickers/sign shall be placed on the cover to advise that it shall be locked in place when the spa pool or hot tub is not being used or supervised;

k)†††††††† Removable steps, movable furniture, or other objects that can assist a young child to climb onto the cover, shall be stowed/stored away at least 1200mm from the side of the spa pool or hot tub;

l)††††††††† The spa pool must be moved 1200 mm away from the retaining walls.

 

e)††††† grant the application by John Sommers, 7 King Richard Place, Browns Bay, for special exemption under section 6 of the Fencing of Swimming Pools Act 1987, and that this exemption is personal to the property (7 King Richard Place, Browns Bay), subject to conditions in the NZS 8500:2006 Safety Barriers and Fences Around Swimming Pools, Spas and Hot Tubs, section 3.10 ĎAbove ground spas and hot tubsí 3.10 a) to k) inclusive and special condition l):

a)†††††††† The top of the spa pool or hot tub shall be positioned with the entire top surface not less than 760mm above the surrounding ground or deck;

b)††††††† The cover shall be lockable and shall be kept locked when the spa pool or hot tub is not being used or supervised. A locking device shall contain a mechanical locking mechanism or a self-locking mechanism in addition to latching shut;

c)†††††††† The locks shall not be able to be readily opened or released by a child of up to the age of six years;

d)††††††† When locked the cover shall be fitted so that if lifted it does not release the locking device or provide a clearance greater than 100mm;

e)†††††††† The cover shall be made of a material that if walked on cannot collapse and can withstand the weight of at least 20kg to ensure that it will more than take the weight of a child up to six years old;

f)†††††††† The cover shall be constructed of material that meets ASTM F1346-91 to allow easy movement on and off the spa pool or hot tub;

g)††††††† The cover shall be constructed with a taper from the centre hinge to the outside edge of the cover so that water will not pond on top of it;

h)††††††† The cover shall have an evenly spaced mechanical locking device as required in b) which shall be positioned to ensure the cover cannot be lifted more than 100mm by a child up to six years of age, and ensures that the cover is fixed securely to the spa pool or hot tub;

i) †††††††† The cover and locks shall be maintained at all times in a good state of †† repair;

j)††††††††† Warning stickers/sign shall be placed on the cover to advise that it shall be locked in place when the spa pool or hot tub is not being used or supervised;

k)†††††††† Removable steps, movable furniture, or other objects that can assist a young child to climb onto the cover, shall be stowed/stored away at least 1200mm from the side of the spa pool or hot tub;

l)††††††††† The top bolt on the existing door to the pool areas is to remain fitted.

 

f)†††††† grant the application by Denise and Justin Burton, 15 Reynolds Place, Torbay, for special exemption under section 6 of the Fencing of Swimming Pools Act 1987, and that this exemption is personal to the property (15 Reynolds Place, Torbay), subject to conditions in the NZS 8500:2006 Safety Barriers and Fences Around Swimming Pools, Spas and Hot Tubs, section 3.10 ĎAbove ground spas and hot tubsí 3.10 a) to k) inclusive:

a)†††††††† The top of the spa pool or hot tub shall be positioned with the entire top surface not less than 760mm above the surrounding ground or deck;

b)††††††† The cover shall be lockable and shall be kept locked when the spa pool or hot tub is not being used or supervised. A locking device shall contain a mechanical locking mechanism or a self-locking mechanism in addition to latching shut;

c)†††††††† The locks shall not be able to be readily opened or released by a child of up to the age of six years;

d)††††††† When locked the cover shall be fitted so that if lifted it does not release the locking device or provide a clearance greater than 100mm;

e)†††††††† The cover shall be made of a material that if walked on cannot collapse and can withstand the weight of at least 20kg to ensure that it will more than take the weight of a child up to six years old;

f)†††††††† The cover shall be constructed of material that meets ASTM F1346-91 to allow easy movement on and off the spa pool or hot tub;

g)††††††† The cover shall be constructed with a taper from the centre hinge to the outside edge of the cover so that water will not pond on top of it;

h)††††††† The cover shall have an evenly spaced mechanical locking device as required in b) which shall be positioned to ensure the cover cannot be lifted more than 100mm by a child up to six years of age, and ensures that the cover is fixed securely to the spa pool or hot tub;

i) †††††††† The cover and locks shall be maintained at all times in a good state of †† repair;

j)††††††††† Warning stickers/sign shall be placed on the cover to advise that it shall be locked in place when the spa pool or hot tub is not being used or supervised;

k)†††††††† Removable steps, movable furniture, or other objects that can assist a young child to climb onto the cover, shall be stowed/stored away at least 1200mm from the side of the spa pool or hot tub.

 

g)††††† grant the application by Annette Jane Sutherland, 14 Kahikatea Close, Campbells Bay, for special exemption under section 6 of the Fencing of Swimming Pools Act 1987, and that this exemption is personal to the property (14 Kahikatea Close, Campbells Bay), subject to conditions in the NZS 8500:2006 Safety Barriers and Fences Around Swimming Pools, Spas and Hot Tubs, section 3.10 ĎAbove ground spas and hot tubsí 3.10 a) to k) inclusive and special condition l):

a)†††††††††† The top of the spa pool or hot tub shall be positioned with the entire top surface not less than 760mm above the surrounding ground or deck;

b)††††††††† The cover shall be lockable and shall be kept locked when the spa pool or hot tub is not being used or supervised. A locking device shall contain a mechanical locking mechanism or a self-locking mechanism in addition to latching shut;

c)††††††††† The locks shall not be able to be readily opened or released by a child of up to the age of six years;

d)††††††††† When locked the cover shall be fitted so that if lifted it does not release the locking device or provide a clearance greater than 100mm;

e)††††††††† The cover shall be made of a material that if walked on cannot collapse and can withstand the weight of at least 20kg to ensure that it will more than take the weight of a child up to six years old;

f)†††††††††† The cover shall be constructed of material that meets ASTM F1346-91 to allow easy movement on and off the spa pool or hot tub;

g)††††††††† The cover shall be constructed with a taper from the centre hinge to the outside edge of the cover so that water will not pond on top of it;

h)††††††††† The cover shall have an evenly spaced mechanical locking device as required in b) which shall be positioned to ensure the cover cannot be lifted more than 100mm by a child up to six years of age, and ensures that the cover is fixed securely to the spa pool or hot tub;

i) ††††††††† The cover and locks shall be maintained at all times in a good state of repair;

j)†††††††††† Warning stickers/sign shall be placed on the cover to advise that it shall be locked in place when the spa pool or hot tub is not being used or supervised;

k)††††††††† Removable steps, movable furniture, or other objects that can assist a young child to climb onto the cover, shall be stowed/stored away at least 1200mm from the side of the spa pool or hot tub.

l)†††††††††† The spa pool is to remain in the same location as on the day of inspection because of the proximity of the air conditions fan to the pool.

 

h)††††† grant the application by Hudson Wilton, 73 Tindalls Bay Road, Tindalls Bay, for special exemption under section 6 of the Fencing of Swimming Pools Act 1987, and that this exemption is personal to the applicant (Hudson Wilton), subject to conditions in the NZS 8500:2006 Safety Barriers and Fences Around Swimming Pools, Spas and Hot Tubs, section 3.10 ĎAbove ground spas and hot tubsí 3.10 a) to k) inclusive and special condition l):

a)†††††††††† The top of the spa pool or hot tub shall be positioned with the entire top surface not less than 760mm above the surrounding ground or deck;

b)††††††††† The cover shall be lockable and shall be kept locked when the spa pool or hot tub is not being used or supervised. A locking device shall contain a mechanical locking mechanism or a self-locking mechanism in addition to latching shut;

c)††††††††† The locks shall not be able to be readily opened or released by a child of up to the age of six years;

d)††††††††† When locked the cover shall be fitted so that if lifted it does not release the locking device or provide a clearance greater than 100mm;

e)††††††††† The cover shall be made of a material that if walked on cannot collapse and can withstand the weight of at least 20kg to ensure that it will more than take the weight of a child up to six years old;

f)†††††††††† The cover shall be constructed of material that meets ASTM F1346-91 to allow easy movement on and off the spa pool or hot tub;

g)††††††††† The cover shall be constructed with a taper from the centre hinge to the outside edge of the cover so that water will not pond on top of it;

h)††††††††† The cover shall have an evenly spaced mechanical locking device as required in b) which shall be positioned to ensure the cover cannot be lifted more than 100mm by a child up to six years of age, and ensures that the cover is fixed securely to the spa pool or hot tub;

i) ††††††††† The cover and locks shall be maintained at all times in a good state of repair;

j)†††††††††† Warning stickers/sign shall be placed on the cover to advise that it shall be locked in place when the spa pool or hot tub is not being used or supervised;

k)††††††††† Removable steps, movable furniture, or other objects that can assist a young child to climb onto the cover, shall be stowed/stored away at least 1200mm from the side of the spa pool or hot tub;

l)†††††††††† The spa pool is to remain in the same location as on the day of inspection.

 

i)†††††† grant the application by Cynthia J Maude, 65 Westhoe Heights, Orewa, for special exemption under section 6 of the Fencing of Swimming Pools Act 1987, and that this exemption is personal to the property (65 Westhoe Heights, Orewa), subject to conditions in the NZS 8500:2006 Safety Barriers and Fences Around Swimming Pools, Spas and Hot Tubs, section 3.10 ĎAbove ground spas and hot tubsí 3.10 a) to k) inclusive and special condition l):

a)†††††††††† The top of the spa pool or hot tub shall be positioned with the entire top surface not less than 760mm above the surrounding ground or deck;

b)††††††††† The cover shall be lockable and shall be kept locked when the spa pool or hot tub is not being used or supervised. A locking device shall contain a mechanical locking mechanism or a self-locking mechanism in addition to latching shut;

c)††††††††† The locks shall not be able to be readily opened or released by a child of up to the age of six years;

d)††††††††† When locked the cover shall be fitted so that if lifted it does not release the locking device or provide a clearance greater than 100mm;

e)††††††††† The cover shall be made of a material that if walked on cannot collapse and can withstand the weight of at least 20kg to ensure that it will more than take the weight of a child up to six years old;

f)†††††††††† The cover shall be constructed of material that meets ASTM F1346-91 to allow easy movement on and off the spa pool or hot tub;

g)††††††††† The cover shall be constructed with a taper from the centre hinge to the outside edge of the cover so that water will not pond on top of it;

h)††††††††† The cover shall have an evenly spaced mechanical locking device as required in b) which shall be positioned to ensure the cover cannot be lifted more than 100mm by a child up to six years of age, and ensures that the cover is fixed securely to the spa pool or hot tub;

i) ††††††††† The cover and locks shall be maintained at all times in a good state of repair;

j)†††††††††† Warning stickers/sign shall be placed on the cover to advise that it shall be locked in place when the spa pool or hot tub is not being used or supervised;

k)††††††††† Removable steps, movable furniture, or other objects that can assist a young child to climb onto the cover, shall be stowed/stored away at least 1200mm from the side of the spa pool or hot tub.

l)†††††††††† The spa pool is to remain in the same location as on the day of inspection.

 

j)†††††† grant the application by Ross and Julie Kennerley, 4 Barton Place, Orewa, for special exemption under section 6 of the Fencing of Swimming Pools Act 1987, and that this exemption is personal to the property (4 Barton Place, Orewa), subject to conditions in the NZS 8500:2006 Safety Barriers and Fences Around Swimming Pools, Spas and Hot Tubs, section 3.10 ĎAbove ground spas and hot tubsí 3.10 a) to k) inclusive and special condition l):

a)†††††††††† The top of the spa pool or hot tub shall be positioned with the entire top surface not less than 760mm above the surrounding ground or deck;

b)††††††††† The cover shall be lockable and shall be kept locked when the spa pool or hot tub is not being used or supervised. A locking device shall contain a mechanical locking mechanism or a self-locking mechanism in addition to latching shut;

c)††††††††† The locks shall not be able to be readily opened or released by a child of up to the age of six years;

d)††††††††† When locked the cover shall be fitted so that if lifted it does not release the locking device or provide a clearance greater than 100mm;

e)††††††††† The cover shall be made of a material that if walked on cannot collapse and can withstand the weight of at least 20kg to ensure that it will more than take the weight of a child up to six years old;

f)†††††††††† The cover shall be constructed of material that meets ASTM F1346-91 to allow easy movement on and off the spa pool or hot tub;

g)††††††††† The cover shall be constructed with a taper from the centre hinge to the outside edge of the cover so that water will not pond on top of it;

h)††††††††† The cover shall have an evenly spaced mechanical locking device as required in b) which shall be positioned to ensure the cover cannot be lifted more than 100mm by a child up to six years of age, and ensures that the cover is fixed securely to the spa pool or hot tub;

i) ††††††††† The cover and locks shall be maintained at all times in a good state of repair;

j)†††††††††† Warning stickers/sign shall be placed on the cover to advise that it shall be locked in place when the spa pool or hot tub is not being used or supervised;

k)††††††††† Removable steps, movable furniture, or other objects that can assist a young child to climb onto the cover, shall be stowed/stored away at least 1200mm from the side of the spa pool or hot tub.

l)†††††††††† The spa pool is to remain in the same location as on the day of inspection.

 

k)††††† grant the application by Leanne MacKenzie and Peter Pou, 45 Channel View Road, Campbells Bay, for special exemption under section 6 of the Fencing of Swimming Pools Act 1987, and that this exemption is personal to the property (45 Channel View Road, Campbells Bay), subject to conditions in the NZS 8500:2006 Safety Barriers and Fences Around Swimming Pools, Spas and Hot Tubs, section 3.10 ĎAbove ground spas and hot tubsí 3.10 a) to k) inclusive and special conditoons l) and m):

a)†††††††††† The top of the spa pool or hot tub shall be positioned with the entire top surface not less than 760mm above the surrounding ground or deck;

b)††††††††† The cover shall be lockable and shall be kept locked when the spa pool or hot tub is not being used or supervised. A locking device shall contain a mechanical locking mechanism or a self-locking mechanism in addition to latching shut;

c)††††††††† The locks shall not be able to be readily opened or released by a child of up to the age of six years;

d)††††††††† When locked the cover shall be fitted so that if lifted it does not release the locking device or provide a clearance greater than 100mm;

e)††††††††† The cover shall be made of a material that if walked on cannot collapse and can withstand the weight of at least 20kg to ensure that it will more than take the weight of a child up to six years old;

f)†††††††††† The cover shall be constructed of material that meets ASTM F1346-91 to allow easy movement on and off the spa pool or hot tub;

g)††††††††† The cover shall be constructed with a taper from the centre hinge to the outside edge of the cover so that water will not pond on top of it;

h)††††††††† The cover shall have an evenly spaced mechanical locking device as required in b) which shall be positioned to ensure the cover cannot be lifted more than 100mm by a child up to six years of age, and ensures that the cover is fixed securely to the spa pool or hot tub;

i) ††††††††† The cover and locks shall be maintained at all times in a good state of repair;

j)†††††††††† Warning stickers/sign shall be placed on the cover to advise that it shall be locked in place when the spa pool or hot tub is not being used or supervised;

k)††††††††† Removable steps, movable furniture, or other objects that can assist a young child to climb onto the cover, shall be stowed/stored away at least 1200mm from the side of the spa pool or hot tub.

l)†††††††††† The spa pool is to remain in the same location as on the day of inspection.

m)†††††††† A vertical trellis is to be installed to remove the climbing hazard presented by the tree.

 

l)†††††† grant the application by B D Watt and S P Read, 9 Huntly Road, Campbells Bay, for special exemption under section 6 of the Fencing of Swimming Pools Act 1987, and that this exemption is personal to the applicant (B D Watt and S P Read), subject to conditions in the NZS 8500:2006 Safety Barriers and Fences Around Swimming Pools, Spas and Hot Tubs, section 3.10 ĎAbove ground spas and hot tubsí 3.10 a) to k) inclusive:

a)†††††††††† The top of the spa pool or hot tub shall be positioned with the entire top surface not less than 760mm above the surrounding ground or deck;

b)††††††††† The cover shall be lockable and shall be kept locked when the spa pool or hot tub is not being used or supervised. A locking device shall contain a mechanical locking mechanism or a self-locking mechanism in addition to latching shut;

c)††††††††† The locks shall not be able to be readily opened or released by a child of up to the age of six years;

d)††††††††† When locked the cover shall be fitted so that if lifted it does not release the locking device or provide a clearance greater than 100mm;

e)††††††††† The cover shall be made of a material that if walked on cannot collapse and can withstand the weight of at least 20kg to ensure that it will more than take the weight of a child up to six years old;

f)†††††††††† The cover shall be constructed of material that meets ASTM F1346-91 to allow easy movement on and off the spa pool or hot tub;

g)††††††††† The cover shall be constructed with a taper from the centre hinge to the outside edge of the cover so that water will not pond on top of it;

h)††††††††† The cover shall have an evenly spaced mechanical locking device as required in b) which shall be positioned to ensure the cover cannot be lifted more than 100mm by a child up to six years of age, and ensures that the cover is fixed securely to the spa pool or hot tub;

i) ††††††††† The cover and locks shall be maintained at all times in a good state of repair;

j)†††††††††† Warning stickers/sign shall be placed on the cover to advise that it shall be locked in place when the spa pool or hot tub is not being used or supervised;

k)††††††††† Removable steps, movable furniture, or other objects that can assist a young child to climb onto the cover, shall be stowed/stored away at least 1200mm from the side of the spa pool or hot tub.

 

m)†††† grant the application by Tracey Biddle, 21 John Dee Crescent, Red Beach, for special exemption under section 6 of the Fencing of Swimming Pools Act 1987, and that this exemption is personal to the property (21 John Dee Crescent, Red Beach), subject to conditions in the NZS 8500:2006 Safety Barriers and Fences Around Swimming Pools, Spas and Hot Tubs, section 3.10 ĎAbove ground spas and hot tubsí 3.10 a) to k) inclusive:

a)†††††††††† The top of the spa pool or hot tub shall be positioned with the entire top surface not less than 760mm above the surrounding ground or deck;

b)††††††††† The cover shall be lockable and shall be kept locked when the spa pool or hot tub is not being used or supervised. A locking device shall contain a mechanical locking mechanism or a self-locking mechanism in addition to latching shut;

c)††††††††† The locks shall not be able to be readily opened or released by a child of up to the age of six years;

d)††††††††† When locked the cover shall be fitted so that if lifted it does not release the locking device or provide a clearance greater than 100mm;

e)††††††††† The cover shall be made of a material that if walked on cannot collapse and can withstand the weight of at least 20kg to ensure that it will more than take the weight of a child up to six years old;

f)†††††††††† The cover shall be constructed of material that meets ASTM F1346-91 to allow easy movement on and off the spa pool or hot tub;

g)††††††††† The cover shall be constructed with a taper from the centre hinge to the outside edge of the cover so that water will not pond on top of it;

h)††††††††† The cover shall have an evenly spaced mechanical locking device as required in b) which shall be positioned to ensure the cover cannot be lifted more than 100mm by a child up to six years of age, and ensures that the cover is fixed securely to the spa pool or hot tub;

i) ††††††††† The cover and locks shall be maintained at all times in a good state of repair;

j)†††††††††† Warning stickers/sign shall be placed on the cover to advise that it shall be locked in place when the spa pool or hot tub is not being used or supervised;

k)††††††††† Removable steps, movable furniture, or other objects that can assist a young child to climb onto the cover, shall be stowed/stored away at least 1200mm from the side of the spa pool or hot tub.

 

CARRIED

 

13††††††† Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.

 

 

2.10 pm††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† The Chairperson thanked Members for their attendance and attention to business and declared the meeting closed.

 

CONFIRMED AS A TRUE AND CORRECT RECORD AT A MEETING OF THE Hibiscus and Bays Local Board Swimming Pool Fencing Exemptions Committee HELD ON

 

 

 

DATE:.........................................................................

 

 

 

CHAIRPERSON:........................................................