Whilst still in its infancy, SPASA NSW has already invested an enormous amount of resources lobbying Standards Australia to change the swimming pool Australian Standard AS1926.3.
Whilst still in its infancy, SPASA NSW has already invested an enormous amount of resources to change the swimming pool Australian Standard AS1926.3.
For more than a year, SPASA NSW CEO Spiros Dassakis has been lobbying Standards Australia and written to every Minister in Australia to gain support for the proposed changes to the Standard.
Standards Australia Committees CS034 and CS059 have now collectively agreed that SPASA NSW’s Project Proposal be approved with the first of many meetings to start in May 2010.
Because the Australian Standard 1926.3 is referenced in the BCA, SPASA NSW is also required to draft a Preliminary Impact Assessment (PIA). A Preliminary Impact Assessment is an early-stage analysis of the impacts associated with a proposal to alter the Building Code of Australia (BCA) and its referenced documents. This is a difficult and complex process, however, Spiros is adamant that the standard will be changed.
“SPASA NSW is committed to continually improving safety around pools and spas, and we have been the lead driver in making changes to Australian Standards to provide safer swimming pool and spa environments,” said Spiros.
A range of swimming pool and spa safety tips plus other fact sheets are available from the SPASA website - www.spasa.org.au
About the Swimming Pool & Spa Association (SPASA) NSW
The Swimming Pool & Spa Association is a non-profit organisation dedicated to maintaining and improving standards within the industry for the benefit of consumers, pool builders and suppliers. SPASA members are pool builders, manufacturers, suppliers, retailers, technical servicemen, sub-contractors, installers, consultants and other allied trades. They set themselves apart from the rest of the industry by setting standards of skill, workmanship and ethical business behaviour in the best interests of pool and spa owners. In dealing with a SPASA member, pool and spa owners are assured peace-of-mind and an assurance that their contract will be supported by a strict Code of Ethics and a commitment by the SPASA member to deliver goods and services to an established industry standard.
For further information:
Swimming Pool & Spa Association of NSW LIMITED
Ph: 02 9747 6644