Requirements for CPR and warning signs

You must have a cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) sign displayed near your pool or spa that complies with ‘Guideline 8—cardiopulmonary resuscitation’ published by the Australian Resuscitation Council in January 2016.

L&V Pools supply a CPR sign as part of your handover package and recommend you install it immediately to meet Australian safety requirements.

Queensland Government Requirements for CPR and warning signs

If you have a pool, you must have a CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) sign prominently displayed.

If you are building a new pool, it must have a CPR sign when completed and a warning sign during construction.

CPR signs

CPR signs being replaced must:

  • 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 after 1 January 2017

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’ (PDF, 297KB) published by the Australian Resuscitation Council in January 2016.